Wednesday, January 12, 2005

If you haven't seen this "jaw-dropping" ad from Hardee's for their latest Monster Thickburger (two-thirds of a pound of Angus beef), you ought to view it online at Slate. As Seth Stevenson notes, "I guess if the Thickburger qualifies as food porn, the Monster Thickburger is XXX hard-core food porn, with cheese bondage and underage buns and deviant bacon orgies. I suppose it's only natural there are porntastic ads to match."

Not that any of this is new. An ice cream brand in Germany called Langnese has long marketed a popsicle variety called Magnum. I remember seeing an ad for it on the side of a bus--it involved a woman in a pose suggestive of an Ohio Players album cover. Nevertheless, the latest Langnese ice cream bar is the Magnum Intense Stick. Well, that's one way to put it.

1 comment:

TallDave said...

On a lark, I once ate the one pound burger at Fudrucker's during a lunch with co-workers. Being a former amateur bodybuilder, I was used to eating huge meals and didn't think it was that big a deal, but my colleagues were awestruck that I was able to not only methodically shovel the entire plate-sized monstrosity into my slender 6'3" 190 lbs frame, but eat some of their cheese fries and then some birthday cake back at the office to boot. I'm generally more moderate since then, but to this day they still joke about "How much will Dave eat this time?"