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JEDIpartner
11-11-2009, 03:12 PM
My friend sent me this picture this morning. "Gift-Wrapped"? Really? I don't want this gift!!! This is actually on the Aunt Annie's Pretzel website...

Ando
11-11-2009, 03:18 PM
My wife and I actually ordered a 6 pack of these from a little girl doing a fundraiser for her school.

It's been about 2 months and we're pretty sure she pocketed our cash.

El Chuxter
11-11-2009, 07:01 PM
Maybe not. Sometimes those fundraisers are insanely slow to deliver.

Not really a promotion, but "baconnaise" came immediately to mind.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
11-11-2009, 10:52 PM
I saw this (http://frederatorblogs.com/cute/files/2008/04/old_yeller_dog_food.jpg) in the grocery store where I worked a few months back, and I still can't fully believe that it's real . . .

El Chuxter
11-11-2009, 10:54 PM
"If you have a dog that you love so much, you have to shoot him, feed him the best: Old Yeller brand dog food. Made with real chunks of Lil' Arliss and Savage Sam."

Lord Malakite
11-11-2009, 11:17 PM
"If you have a dog that you love so much, you have to shoot him, feed him the best: Old Yeller brand dog food. Made with real chunks of Lil' Arliss and Savage Sam."
Hey, thats the brand of dog food we buy (no joke). They also make canned dog food. :thumbsup:

El Chuxter
11-11-2009, 11:26 PM
Still, it sounds only slightly more understandable than Donald Duck Orange Juice (which I don't think is around anymore).

At least Popeye's Chicken wasn't named after the cartoon character, even if they used him as a mascot for several years.

El Chuxter
05-24-2010, 03:47 PM
My weird find this morning reminded me of possibly the strangest tie-in of all. At the most basic level, it made some sense, but it got so ridiculously out of control that it bypassed all logic and reason.

In 1990, Pizza Hut offered a cassette tape, either free with a purchase or for a relatively low price, of ten songs by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They were mostly awful, occasionally catchy, and very lazy: the song sung by April was actually called "April Ballad." Although TMNT merchandise through Pizza Hut makes sense, the snowball got to be really weird.

First, there was a tour. Four guys in turtle costumes went on tour lip synching the Pizza Hut songs. There was a video. I think there may have been two videos, one that was actually a performance (which I seem to vaguely remember, but cannot find a trace of today), and a "making of" video that instantly wound up at Big Lots in huge quantities.

It was all secretly a scheme by Kim Jong Il to brainwash the children of America by subjecting them to such horrors, though most people don't know this yet. The entire episode is only mentioned by TMNT fanatics after they exhaust all their knowledge of Venus de Milo and the godawful 1990s live action TV series.

Darth Jax
05-24-2010, 06:41 PM
you can find video of "coming out of their shells" - the aforementioned tour - on youtube

InsaneJediGirl
05-31-2010, 08:12 PM
Still, it sounds only slightly more understandable than Donald Duck Orange Juice (which I don't think is around anymore).


Yes it is, they sell it at the local Piggly Wiggly. Which I didn't know still existed til I moved to this forsaken pit known as Georgia.:twisted:

My Mom bought the OJ once because it was on sale...it tastes like pure acidic crap.

bigbarada
05-31-2010, 09:22 PM
At least Popeye's Chicken wasn't named after the cartoon character, even if they used him as a mascot for several years.

Isn't there a Popeye's brand spinach too? I remember seeing cans of it because it actually made my nephews WANT to eat spinach.

Lord Malakite
05-31-2010, 10:20 PM
Isn't there a Popeye's brand spinach too?
Indeed there is (I'm looking at a big can of it right now in my kitchen). Its made by Allens, Inc. (www.allens.com) bigb.