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Why advertising is not as awesome as they hope, part 732 [Jul. 21st, 2011|07:14 am]
Marissa Lingen
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Auto insurance commercial: And they'll give you an English muffin, toasted with a little butter.

What I did not say: That is offbeat and pleasantly ridiculous! I should look into changing our car insurance to this company.

What I did say: Hey, I haven't had an English muffin in ages! They put my benedict at Lucile's on those amazing eggplant slices, which was good but not the same thing. I should put English muffins on the grocery list.

(With blackberry peach jam just now. Was good.)
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[User Picture]From: zalena
2011-07-21 01:01 pm (UTC)
So I had crumpets when I went to Britain, which were pretty much like badass English muffins. They were so toasty and tasty... but I've never been able to reproduce them back at home.
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[User Picture]From: cathshaffer
2011-07-21 01:16 pm (UTC)
I have English muffins. And I shall eat them now.
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[User Picture]From: bad_latin
2011-07-21 01:50 pm (UTC)
When I was young, I shied from English muffins like a vampire from sunlight. The mere existence of Egg McMuffins confused and revolted me. I was convinced English muffins were formed of some appalling cacophony of bizarre flavors and textures. Then I finally got forced by pressure or hunger into eating one and was like, "Oh, wait, this is just a baked good like any other baked good."

I was a weird little kid.

Anyway, I am very glad to hear of your muffin enjoyment, though my brain keeps reading your post wrong and thinking you had eggplant slices with blackberry peach jam.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-07-21 03:22 pm (UTC)
Heh, no! The eggplant slices were with a Cajun tomato sauce and poached eggs and hollandaise. So good.
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[User Picture]From: merriehaskell
2011-07-21 08:39 pm (UTC)
I didn't like them when I was a kid, either. They were Not What I Liked. There's a funniness to them, but now I like said funniness.
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[User Picture]From: merriehaskell
2011-07-21 08:38 pm (UTC)
Mmm, yes, English muffins. And Bendectine eggs. Mmmm...
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