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Commercials alarming and amusing [Apr. 2nd, 2011|09:44 am]
Marissa Lingen

We don't watch broadcast TV here very much, just the occasional baseball or hockey. As a result, commercials startle me more than I think they otherwise would have, and we get a certain...skew to them. (This is less true with baseball commercials, I think--hockey fans are suspected of being a rather specific demographic.)

The alarming one is from Denny's. Denny's is having an event called Baconalia. Yes: Denny's. Is making a Bacchanalia pun. It will be an orgy of bacon. Seriously. An actual orgy. With bacon. At Denny's. Um.

The amusing one has been a source of mirth for timprov and me for most of the hockey season: there is a website that advertises itself as Go Fish In Ontario Dot Com. It pleads with Minnesota fishers to sample the wonders of Canadian fishing, but: Go Fish. In Ontario. So we call out to each other, "Euchre in British Columbia Dot Com!" "Crazy Eights in Manitoba Dot Com!" And so on.

I don't know, I just thought I should tell you. A lot of what's on my mind lately is worrying and not mine to tell, but there's always Egyptian Rat Screw in Prince Edward Island Dot Com to perk a person right up.

[User Picture]From: hobbitbabe
2011-04-02 05:50 pm (UTC)
Crokinole in Alberta. Dot com.

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[User Picture]From: callunav
2011-04-02 05:57 pm (UTC)

But hopefully not War in Newfoundland dot com.

I, too, rarely see broadcast television and thus rarely experience commercials. For me, they end up being these fascinating bite-sized pieces of anthropology and marketing psychology. And they really do fascinate me, quite often, because I haven't seen them often enough to get blunted and tired of them.

However, I have to agree that the Denny's one is...er...yeah, no.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-04-02 08:53 pm (UTC)

Re: But hopefully not War in Newfoundland dot com.

Responding to the subject line: well, we may have been known to make a Plains of Abraham joke or two, being that kind of people.
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[User Picture]From: cakmpls
2011-04-02 07:00 pm (UTC)
I am seriously tempted to go to Denny's and try the bacon sundae.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-04-02 08:53 pm (UTC)
Well, report back if you do....
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From: sethb
2011-04-06 01:44 pm (UTC)
and survive.
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[User Picture]From: biguglymandoll
2011-04-02 08:31 pm (UTC)
LOL, thank you. THAT's funny, and I needed a giggle.
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[User Picture]From: moiread
2011-04-03 06:51 am (UTC)
When I took myself out to my local pub for lunch yesterday, they were (quietly, bless) playing the Minnesota vs Toronto baseball game up on their TV screens. I thought of you and this post and giggled.
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