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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Today in Advertising That Inspires Me to Bitch on the Internet

Posted by on Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Exhibit A: The latest monstrosity from Hot Pockets, featuring a horny idiot guy, a blowup-doll of a woman, and whatever the fuck Hot Pockets are.

Exhibit B: The latest billboard hyping McDonald's Fish McBites, featuring a complete failure of a tagline, which is succinctly dissed by AdPulp here. (Seriously, "The Catch That's Caught Here"? A five-word phrase featuring "the," "that," and two uses of "catch"? AND WHERE IS 'HERE'??)


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Posted by venomlash on March 13, 2013 at 4:40 PM · Report this
kamsbry 17
Here I'll explain it for you. Hot Pockets are a thing that people eat when food is not available. They are a food substitute with extra flavor enhancers.
Posted by kamsbry on March 13, 2013 at 3:05 PM · Report this
Sam Levine 16
Done in @1.
Posted by Sam Levine on March 13, 2013 at 2:37 PM · Report this
rob! 15
Search xtube for "cock pocket" [eastbaytools].

You're wel-come.
Posted by rob! on March 13, 2013 at 2:21 PM · Report this
watchout5 14
I just threw up a little, all over the place.
Posted by watchout5 on March 13, 2013 at 1:40 PM · Report this
Dougsf 13
Also, I miss the old Hot Pocket jingle, not this truncated shit. Kids these days—no time to heat real food, no time to hear a whole jingle.
Posted by Dougsf on March 13, 2013 at 1:38 PM · Report this
@8 Damn! That was funny. I bookmarked it. Someone was asking me recently what a hot pocket is. Now I can tell them. Thanks.
Posted by Brooklyn Reader on March 13, 2013 at 1:05 PM · Report this
Indeed. Alaskan pollock. So, one state over (assuming you ignore the entirety of Northwestern Canada). Totally "here", right?
Posted by Jonman on March 13, 2013 at 1:01 PM · Report this
Just as I was driving to lunch (not to MiccyD's, mind), I saw that billboard and assumed it was a barefaced lie that the fish in McFishy Bits was caught within 100 miles of that billboard.
Posted by Jonman on March 13, 2013 at 12:58 PM · Report this
Wait. The only "horny" in the ad is in the eyes of the beholder. It's directed as a comic misunderstanding. The dude with the hot pocket is oblivious to the girl. So, idiot, yes. In fact, he doesn't notice her until she steals a bite.

Actually, on second watching, the directing makes it look like the girl is coming on to the guy. Marketing!
Posted by Brooklyn Reader on March 13, 2013 at 12:56 PM · Report this
Posted by Dougsf on March 13, 2013 at 12:31 PM · Report this
I love that hot pocket commercial. It is honest! The only thing hot pockets have going for them is that they're hot, after microwaving.
Posted by Hanoumatoi on March 13, 2013 at 11:56 AM · Report this
very bad homo 6
Everything is marketed to frat boys.
Posted by very bad homo on March 13, 2013 at 11:55 AM · Report this
douchus 5
That hot pocket commercial has been around for months, bro.
Posted by douchus on March 13, 2013 at 11:44 AM · Report this
David Schmader 4
3: No! I'll fix!
Posted by David Schmader on March 13, 2013 at 11:41 AM · Report this
"Two tenses of catch"

The first case is a noun, does calling it a tense really apply?
Posted by GermanSausage on March 13, 2013 at 11:38 AM · Report this
Max Solomon 2
what, should they have cast a Suicide Girl instead of Carmen Electra Jr.? Do you understand who eats this shit?
Posted by Max Solomon on March 13, 2013 at 11:35 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 1
You know what Hot Pockets are.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on March 13, 2013 at 11:33 AM · Report this

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