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- Posted on Feb 25th 2010 10:30AM by Matt Glazebrook
Forget the Beatles vs. the Stones, Biggie vs. Tupac, or Blur vs. Oasis, Facebook users have chosen their sides in the latest great rock 'n' roll face-off -- and they've picked the pickle. A music fan (we assume) named Coral Anne set up the Facebook group 'Can this pickle get more fans than Nickleback?'s' (the misspelling is deliberate) in early February and on the 19th received the definitive answer 'yes!'
Currently the pickle (that's an American style pickled cucumber, rather than our British pickled onion -- clearly Nickelback are much more popular than those) has almost 1.5m fans, while the Canadian post-grunge plodders have less than 1.42m online acolytes.
It seems that Kroeger hasn't exactly seen the funny side of the frat rock vs. sour treat showdown, reportedly posting a threatening "your page will be closing in two weeks" on the pickle campaign's wall.
Anne's response was a well-earned: "I still whooped your ass, Chad! :)"
While Spinner salutes the salty snack's success, we can't help worry that this victory might go to its head. Next thing you know the pickle will be releasing countless singles that sound remarkably like each other and playing to hockey stadiums full of jocks all over America...