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You wouldn't want to eat what's in the photographs

Posted by: Hugh Morris ( Tough, bloody, and hard to chew, USA ) on May 22, 1999 at 15:48:14:

In Reply to: Dammit! stand up for yourself! posted by Paranoid Ghost on May 21, 1999 at 19:52:13:

: : PG, what's up with all this, eh?!! It's not gonna make any difference to your stomach! The real McCoy couldn't take all the heat those lights on the set dish out.

: Yes?...well I don't want to see something which McRubbish has no intention of selling! Why do they not include an afterward message in all those commercials and pictures which might read: "What you see before you is a bold faced, outright lie!" Hmmm? do they fear the truth? All products should be showen as they really are. I disagree with misrepretation of anything.

Hugh Morris: Perhaps they felt it was obvious, but something like "Photographs are for illustrative purposes only" would suffice, like the car dealers' newspaper advertisements. Lawyers on TV often put "actor is not a lawyer" across the screen, probably because of all the nitwits who show up demanding to be represented by the fellow in the commercial. I worked at a restaurant that served foot-long hot dogs, but that was changed to "extra-long" hot dogs. You just know there was some asshole with a ruler that had to check it out for themselves.

: And when has advertising not embellished appearances of the products being pitched (or in the case of food, its necessary decoys because of the heat)?

: Fuck the heat!...There is a wonderful invention called "Air conditioning."

Hugh Morris: Studio lights are very hot; fuck the air conditioning.
: : Our courts and yours too I'm sure have enough on their dockets. And I have enough serious issues to deal with, including a real job with real responsibility, which I will not take unnecessary time off from for such bullshit nonsense.

: You consider False advertising to be "bullshit nonsense"? Don't tell me that McRubbish is not guilty of Misleading it's customers with all those pretty,over sized pictures. I want my damm food pictured as it really is!...

If plastic props are not used in the photographs, here's what you get: A cold, pre-cooked beef patty dunked in oil to simulate grease. Take careful bites; the tomatoes and pickles are held in place with pins. The coffee will have a laxative effect; soap is added to make bubbles, giving the appearance of a freshly-brewed cup. The bun will have dried out after being under the studio lights. Don't count on there being any dressing on the sandwich anywhere except the outer perimeter; little bits of ketchup and Mac sauce were added with a syringe around the outside.

: Finally, are you also pushing for government action? If so, then that's also ridiculous. The less government does, the better off we'll all be. Just let it go, and get over it.

: No. I will not get over it. I really do feel that everything which is for sale should be presented as it really is. If only everyone would stand up and say: "I want my burger excatly as it is pictured"!!!

: P.S. Yea...Paranoid is a GREAT song. Black Sabbath is back!

Does your prowess on the basketball court improve when you buy Nike's? When you drink Slim-Fast, do you get the body of Cindy Crawford, complete with a mole on the corner of your mouth? 'Tis best to believe nothing you hear, and only half of what you see.

That Mole Is A TARGET,

Hugh Morris

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