C'mon @ lemon_of_doom, Tic Tacs didn't complain when, in The Simpsons, Miss Krabappel said of Bart, "He replaced my birth control pills with Tic Tacs." Why should they get on their high horse now? The two "K" sounds in the brand name make it a natural for punch lines, a fact the company will just have to live with.
This reminds me of what a friend told me last week:
CAPTCHA and writing your email adresses in the form of somebody -at- service -dot- com not only protects you from spammers, but also drives away people who do not deserve to post comments or send you emails anyway.
Perhaps internet hoaxes are government's way of telling apart the people who do not deserve to vote from those who do.