…and, yet, I crave a whopper with cheese.

March 30, 2006. Uncategorized.


  1. Jon replied:

    To be honest, the creepy Burger King and the caption at the bottom just makes me want to laugh.

    But, it would be funnier if it said ‘Condom or bareback? Which is it gonna be, fucker?’

    am i weird?

  2. ing replied:

    That picture makes my heart race and my tongue itch. Or wait, am I having a nicotine fit?

    Honest, though, there’s something solemn and precriptive and creepishly symbolic about that king. Which do you prefer, Matty, Jollibee or Burger King? Human-sized lawn bee or ruler of the collective id?

  3. Meredith replied:

    You have to wonder who the ad guy was who thought this Burger King guy up. You think he’ll have a job for long?

  4. matt replied:

    Jon — You’re not weird! I had a similar thought, but I was far too pristine to publish it. Actually, the 1980’s Burger King was kinda hot.

    Ing – Oh, I’d go for the King everytime!

    Meredith! I Know! Do you remember that final straw advertisement in which the Burger King was beating up Ronald McDonald!?!?!? I BEGGED the local Beaumont, TX BK manager to give me that poster the week before they were required to bring them down and toss ’em out. I’ve always wondered how that avoided becoming a popular Urban Outfitters T-print?!?!?!

  5. ginab replied:

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  6. ginab replied:

    The king makes vegetarians like me puke on openfaced buns made to order.

    He’s scary in other words. Every child, woman, man, vertebrae animal, would cry and shriek they see him. The actor (man needing burger?) needed the work, clearly. The lighting, nightmarish.

    Give it up Matty.


    PS: you are, sweetie, responsible for many a lady receiving the chunky hunk cleaning guy vid. pat yourself wherever you like. feel good all over. Too bad the hunk has to say “underpants”. Sidesplittingly stupid.

  7. matt replied:

    Gina — (patting myself on the back) Yes, BK is evil. I only get Diet Coke there! I thought I was junk food free, but Ing has pointed out that my obsession with diner culture is junk food. Oh well. …the whole Jollibee thing was an accident to avoid the land of the dead. …Colma.

  8. ginab replied:

    erm, I’d thought you were “craving a whopper with cheese”?

    There are funny nicknames for these places: Macfondles; Burger Spline; KFC.

    David Lynch was all fond of diners. Did I speak of him in the past tense? That scene in the Squid and the Whale, when they’re watching Blue Velvet, is funny!

    I have 2.5 hours left here at work. ugh.


  9. ing replied:

    Me too, I like diners. But I’m terrified that I’ll gain forty pounds, now that I’ve quit smoking. . . (I’ve gone 25 hours without, as of now).

  10. ing replied:

    p.s. Enya is aural wallpaper.

  11. digitic replied:

    Mr. BK …. He’s hot!

    Makes me want to lay 100 Whoppers with Cheese on a rubber sheet and then roll in them. Back and forth, back and forth, back and forth …

  12. matt replied:

    Milford! I inspired a comment! Yay! …and, you went all kinky on our ass! LOL!

    Ing — I don’t think you need to be worried with gaining weight! You are hot at any weight, babe!

    Gina — Diners and David Lynch rule! Tho, I do feel Mr. Lynch has some serious “issues” around sex and women.

  13. Dessie replied:

    Is that image real, or is it a hoax? I couldn’t believe it if it were real.

    Forgive my naivity, I don’t get to see as many American ads as I used to – and I only paid attention to the Geico ones.

  14. matt replied:

    Dessie — Oh, yes. It is real — tho, the line about “who is your god now?” was added by who ever found this artifact! Was just discussing this ad campaign last night. The worst/best was a poster that they put up in US BK in the mid 80’s which featured Ronald McDonal getting bloodied/beat up by the Burger King (the one pictured) — it resulted in terrified small children, angry parents and amused teenagers like myself. There was a lawsuit and the entire campaign was abandoned. I’d love to find a copy of that infamous ‘battle of the burger giants” poster!!! …but, yep! It is real!

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