When journalism goes bad

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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Ellie » 13 Apr 2018, 20:48

I like the cows; I always saw it as a more clever variation on how many places (usually barbecue joints) have a jolly mascot of the animal that makes up their dishes. I know I've even seen a few logos where the animal is cheerfully cutting itself up, though I can't find them right now.
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Warren » 13 Apr 2018, 20:51

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Post by Ellie » 13 Apr 2018, 20:54

Yes!!!!!! I remember that from back in the day. I bow to your superior internet navigation tonight.
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Post by Warren » 13 Apr 2018, 21:04

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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Ellie » 13 Apr 2018, 21:25

You have strong keyword fu. Everything I typed into Google got me weird shit but not the weird shit I was looking for. :lol:
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Post by Jennifer » 13 Apr 2018, 22:26

I can't remember any mascot animals chopping themselves up, but I do remember those old canned tuna commercials -- maybe Chicken of the Sea? -- where a glasses-wearing fish named Charlie wants to go in the can but he can't because he's not high-quality tuna so "Sorry, Charlie." And even as a little kid I remember being horrified and thinking that if I were Charlie I'd want to stay as far away from those fishhooks and tuna cans as I could.

(EDIT: A quick Google search shows the "Sorry Charlie" commercials were actually for Star-Kist.)

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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Eric the .5b » 13 Apr 2018, 23:06

Charlie was going through some really bad shit at the time, clearly:

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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Tuco » 14 Apr 2018, 06:20

Ellie wrote:
13 Apr 2018, 21:25
You have strong keyword fu. Everything I typed into Google got me weird shit but not the weird shit I was looking for. :lol:
This is pretty much anything on the internet for me. How do you think I wound up here?

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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Warren » 14 Apr 2018, 12:26

Ellie wrote:
13 Apr 2018, 21:25
You have strong keyword fu. Everything I typed into Google got me weird shit but not the weird shit I was looking for. :lol:
'BBQ pig eating self logo' FTW
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Jennifer » 14 Apr 2018, 12:45

Eric the .5b wrote:
13 Apr 2018, 23:06
Charlie was going through some really bad shit at the time, clearly:
I read the Wikipedia entry about that campaign; apparently the joke is, he was based on an actual real-life hipster/hepcat/whatever form back in the day. Not that I remembered or noticed; even that cartoon commercial I linked to here was merely the first to come up when I searched for "Sorry Charlie" and tuna commercials, not one I actually remember from back in the day. (I cannot remember any one specific commercial; I only remember Charlie himself, "Sorry Charlie" and that fishhook.)

In that older black-and-white video you posted, it looks at least like Charlie's friend gets it; he looked horrified for a second, when Charlie mentioned that he's got "connections" because Star-Kist took his brother-in-law last week. (Which IMO Is even worse than the later ones.)
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Dangerman » 15 Apr 2018, 14:52

Douglas Adams' "Restaurant at the End of the Universe" had a creature that would come to your table and offer advice on ordering it's meat. Like a talking cow with a death wish.

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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Warren » 15 Apr 2018, 15:32

Dangerman wrote:
15 Apr 2018, 14:52
Douglas Adams' "Restaurant at the End of the Universe" had a creature that would come to your table and offer advice on ordering it's meat. Like a talking cow with a death wish.
That's cool. Let's meet the meat.
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by thoreau » 16 Apr 2018, 18:49

Not sure that cable "news" hosts count as journalists, but this is a devastating comment on Hannity:

"ike Wile E. Coyote salivating over a "4000 Ways To Prepare Roadrunner" cookbook without watching his surroundings, the Road Runner of Societal Inertia snuck up on them both and beepbeeped them off the mesa."
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