Irate 911 Caller Wants Burger King Western Burger

Seems Crispin Porter + Bogusky may be up to their viral tricks again for Burger King with this pseudo 911 call, currently making the blogosphere rounds, to some Sheriff's department. The entire call consists of some woman bitching to a police operator about the lazy ass service she's getting at a Burger King. Apparently, she ordered a Western Barbecue burger and got a plain hamburger instead. She wants the operator to send a police officer down to provide a bit of attitude adjustment for the drive through window worker who's too busy mopping the floor to help the woman out.

While amusing, these 911-like calls don't get out often and when that fact is combined with the product name's frequent mention, it raises our very jaded suspicions. However, since we and those of you reading this make our lives creating and dissecting this stuff, it's quite natural we'd be suspicious. But, the average person just doesn't care as much as we do about tearing this stuff apart and, likely, will see this recording as just a funny bit of humor to brighten their day. If that's the case, the Burger King and CP + B have accomplished their goals.

UPDATE: Nope, CP + B and Burger King are just lucky this time according to Snopes who did some digging and determined the call to be real.

by Steve Hall    Apr-10-05    
Topic: Strange

Vodaphone Gives Girl Facial For Christmas

While we're sure Vodaphone intended this image to convey the shock a woman might feel after having a snowball land on her face, others feel it's an expression of joy following receipt of a certain climactically delivered thrust of Christmas excitement. And who are we to disagree with such a brilliant assessment? In fact, advertising imagery should always be this attention getting.

The ad appeared in several UK papers Tuesday and The Register offered it's suggestion for a better tagline, "Free video messaging phone: because Santa comes just once a year." Nod to Rick for this.

by Steve Hall    Nov-19-04    
Topic: Strange

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