Comments: Yes, yes, merry Christmas. Now let's talk about advertising

I don't find any of these Wendy's slogans to be illogical. But your second one reminds me of a television commercial for DiGiorno pizza ("it's not delivery, it's DiGiorno") from a few years ago.

A hapless lab tech in a Secure Military Installation is about to eat a DiGiorno pizza. Alarms go off and he is knocked to the ground by armed soldiers on the supposition that the pizza must somehow have been delivered through the secure perimeter. Afraid of being shot, the lab tech sputters, "It's not delivery... It's DiGiorno! Here... taste!"

That's the end of the commercial. The implication, of course, is that DiGiorno pizza may visually resemble delivery pizza, but tastes nothing like it.

Posted by Richard at December 25, 2009 07:54 AM

They have one that talks about how some nerds worked out that there are 64 ways to put toppings on your burger, and puts a little "x^y" drawing next to it. This one frightened me for how accurate it was; assuming that there are 6 available burger toppings, the calculation for how many ways they can be combined on a burger is 2^6.

Posted by Robert Hutchinson at December 25, 2009 01:42 PM

"So then the Doctor transports the tomatoes 24 hours backward in time, and slices them, and then transports them 48 hours ahead, so they're simultaneously yesterday's, today's, and tomorrow's tomatoes. No, I don't know why he does it, that's all I've got right now."

Goddammit, how did you know that was the plot for the final two episodes?

Posted by Debby at December 26, 2009 02:12 PM

Spoiled tomatoes alert!

Posted by Francis at December 26, 2009 02:22 PM
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