When Marketing Attacks!!!

3 Sep

While the marketing campaign was wildly successful in the new demographic group, company officials found it difficult to explain the new menu to the employees who would be expected to serve it. More distressing were the complaints from angry parents, who didn’t anticipate or appreciate the spontaneous “dinner and a show” aspect that unfolded in company stores with playplaces.

Kinda puts a whole new twist on “Billions and Billions Served”, doesn’t it?

117 Responses to “When Marketing Attacks!!!”

  1. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere September 3, 2011 at 5:33 pm #

    I declare this to be the best poat poated here in the last five minutes.

  2. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere September 3, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

    The Company did report trying “Neil and Bob’s Aerobic Plan”, but discontinued it after a few months when it failed to suck in the crowds sought.

  3. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere September 3, 2011 at 6:09 pm #

    This marketing approach failed miserably in Germany, when customers learned they were expected to bring their own sausages.

  4. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere September 3, 2011 at 6:30 pm #

    Wow.

    Tough room.

  5. Stinky's Dad September 3, 2011 at 7:22 pm #

    Actually, you do.

    Anytime that the government sanctions the taking of a human life without due process, then no human can reasonably rely on that pesky litte 14th Amendment Guarantee. And don’t think that the people in the administration like Zeke Emanuel who are formulating the “Complete Lives” plan that will guide policy decisions about who receives what care in the glorious new system that is Obamacare don’t know it.

    I still don’t give a shit.
    Plus, I agree more with women’s rights than I do with the crackpot repubs who believe it’s their job to stick their noses in every woman’s pussies. Sanctimonious cocksuckers…
    Come to think of it, I’m just dandy with crowd control.

  6. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX September 3, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    Made it to the Memphis hotel – Becca’s in the tub, playing.

    Mr. TiFW got really excited when we were driving, because I mentioned how stoked I was that I was going to be able to eat potato skins again tonight. Turns out he misunderstood what kind of “skins” I said…..

  7. Stinky's Dad September 3, 2011 at 9:10 pm #

    Teresa, don’t let the man down. I recommend lots of chapstick, later.

  8. roamingfirehydrant September 3, 2011 at 9:32 pm #

    Leave me on the old poat, wondering where the hell everyone is, why doncha.

  9. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere September 3, 2011 at 10:28 pm #

    Yay! Rocketchick found the poat!

  10. LC Aggie Sith September 4, 2011 at 7:34 am #

    WAKEY, WAKEY!!!!

  11. LC Aggie Sith September 4, 2011 at 9:00 am #

    WTF? Y’all think this is Sunday??

  12. Stinky's Dad September 4, 2011 at 10:02 am #

    Shhhhhh… I’m reading the news.
    Did anybody here catch Sarah’s speech yesterday? It was quite entertaining.

  13. LC Aggie Sith September 4, 2011 at 10:11 am #

    I am a hostage to the whims of Hubby when it comes to TV. And football was on, SD.

    How was the speech?

  14. GuyS September 4, 2011 at 10:27 am #

    Did not hear Sarah’s speech, though it has been suggested she is “teasing” the electorate as to whether or not she is going to run.

    I spent my time working, and listening to Northern Illinois University Huskeys kick Armys butt. Navy also won this weekend.

  15. Car in September 4, 2011 at 10:41 am #

    *glares at aggie.

    I’m HUNGOVER. I can’t be expected to arrive early.

  16. Stinky's Dad September 4, 2011 at 10:52 am #

    Hungover?

    Mere mortal…

  17. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere September 4, 2011 at 11:02 am #

    *whispers*
    We’ll expect anything we want and you’ll like it, Missy.

  18. Stinky's Dad September 4, 2011 at 11:09 am #

    I thought it was a typical Palin speech, with quite a few more direct shots at Obama.

  19. GuyS September 4, 2011 at 11:20 am #

    Okay, what the hell. I’ll admit it, Sarah looks hot. And isn’t it well past time that we had a President who, at some point in time is going to screw the American people (whether intentional or otherwise) at least is:

    1. Of the proper sex to do so
    2. Attractive enough that we would look forward to it

    Having admitted this, I submit the following campaign slogan.

    “Palin for President … At least our leader could pass for a victoria secret model”

  20. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere September 4, 2011 at 11:22 am #

    I’d bang away at it.

    Like a screen door in a hurricane.

  21. GuyS September 4, 2011 at 11:29 am #

    Plus she has the whole “librarian with glasses thing” going on! Damn, I think I need to take a shower now….

  22. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere September 4, 2011 at 11:30 am #

    You mean the “durty librarian look”?

    Yup.

  23. LC Aggie Sith September 4, 2011 at 11:36 am #

    What is it about that “look”??

    I ask in earnest.

  24. clintbird September 4, 2011 at 11:39 am #

    Aggie, you obviously have never dated a “dirty” librarian. I have. Several in fact. *Sigh.*

  25. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere September 4, 2011 at 11:40 am #

    The shy demure ones?

    Yeah. They can raise a freak flag so high, it could burn up on re-entry.

  26. LC Aggie Sith September 4, 2011 at 11:42 am #

    *looks at her Palin glasses*

    Oh, really?

  27. GuyS September 4, 2011 at 11:48 am #

    The shy demure ones?

    Yeppers!

  28. Stinky's Dad September 4, 2011 at 11:50 am #

    Kelly specializes in the “Durty Librarian” look. Lucky me!

    In other news, Stinky’s boat leaves Tuesday.

  29. LC Aggie Sith September 4, 2011 at 11:53 am #

    I bet he is totally excited, SD!!!

  30. GuyS September 4, 2011 at 11:56 am #

    This ol Squid wishes he was going with him!! Have Stinky send you a cruse book, when he gets back.

  31. LC Aggie Sith September 4, 2011 at 12:02 pm #

    Oh, and congrats to Navy on their win last night.

    *cries for Army*

  32. Stinky's Dad September 4, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

    Hmm… Just got back form Dad’s house and heard a story about my great uncle. Seems he went through the 1900 hurricane in Galveston and helped stack bodies and burn them afterwards.
    I bet that was a hoot.

  33. Jazz September 4, 2011 at 3:38 pm #

    Hello. 😀

    It is so quiet in here. Is the durty librarian putting the hammer down?

  34. Jazz September 4, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

    i’m ready for pancakes and sausages.

  35. Jay in Ames September 4, 2011 at 3:40 pm #

    Holy crap, who’s the new guy?

    Howdy there, Jazz. Walkabout on hold?

  36. Stinky's Dad September 4, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

    Jazz Lives!!!!!!

  37. Jay in Ames September 4, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

    Jazz, you breathe new life into this poor poat.

  38. Jazz September 4, 2011 at 3:42 pm #

    The only story about any of my great uncles that I can recall with any clarity at this moment is the one about my dad’s uncle being buried alive in his foxhole by a kraut tank at the Battle of the Bulge.

    Oh – and the one about how his brother, my namesake, was such a drunk that when they went through his house at his death, the carpets were stuck to the floor with piss. Makes me proud to carry the name. :-/

  39. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere September 4, 2011 at 3:42 pm #

    Jazz, its good to see your avatard.

    I wish I could put my finger on the reason why “uranus” comes to mind whenever I see it.

  40. Jazz September 4, 2011 at 3:42 pm #

    hahahahahh! Hey, guy! I thought I was just ruminating out loud to myself. 😉

  41. Jazz September 4, 2011 at 3:43 pm #

    Well, it’s nice to be seen and even nicer to see you fools. I miss y’all.

  42. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere September 4, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

    I’m not too concerned about what my ancestors did.

    They got kicked out of where they came from which brought them here.

    That’s a big enough source of pride for me right there.

    I’m surprised the family coat of arms isn’t bared asscheeks or a hand flipping the bird.

  43. Jay in Ames September 4, 2011 at 3:45 pm #

    There’s always time to make a fresh start, BiW, and a new coat of arms is just the ticket!

  44. Jazz September 4, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    My ancestors are Irish and Polish. The wellspring of my family pride runs feeble.

  45. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere September 4, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    Jay, I think the latin is correct, though.

    “Fidus et audax”

  46. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere September 4, 2011 at 3:47 pm #

    But they knew the proper use of a potato, IYKWIMAITTYD.

  47. Jazz September 4, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    If sober Polacks errantly make bad decisions, do drunken Polacks errantly make good ones?

  48. Jay in Ames September 4, 2011 at 3:49 pm #

    French Fries are polish? Who knew?

  49. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere September 4, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

    Jazz, any decision that gets you out of Poland is a good one. 😉

  50. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere September 4, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    How is the job search going, Jazz?

  51. Jazz September 4, 2011 at 3:52 pm #

    But they knew the proper use of a potato, IYKWIMAITTYD.

    Modestly unfunny take on an old meme. I think he’s Canadian. That explains it.

  52. Jazz September 4, 2011 at 3:52 pm #

    Not so good, BiW.

  53. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere September 4, 2011 at 3:53 pm #

    Funny. He doesn’t look like a vicar.

  54. Jazz September 4, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    I don’t know what I’m gonna do. I take a little side biz here and there. I may advertise in the bar journal to do appellate brief writing as I look for transactional, title, and probate admin work, I guess.

  55. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere September 4, 2011 at 3:55 pm #

    I sorry to hear it.

    I wish I could recommend one to you.

    Sadly, business is starting to slump here, which makes me optimistic for the future.

  56. Stinky's Dad September 4, 2011 at 3:55 pm #

    Jazz, ya might as well pack your shit and come on down to Texas.

  57. Jazz September 4, 2011 at 3:55 pm #

    He looks like a Canadian, tho.

  58. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere September 4, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

    What are your CLE requirements?

  59. Jazz September 4, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

    Thought you guys might find this humorous: President’s Approval of the American People Slips http://tinyurl.com/3wfe3d3

  60. Jazz September 4, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

    We don’t have any, BiW.

  61. Jazz September 4, 2011 at 3:58 pm #

    Not off my radar, Dick. Still within the realm of options. This firing, though, has actually been kinda good for my relationship with Steph, and there are some other positive things happening. Just not job-wise.

  62. Jazz September 4, 2011 at 4:00 pm #

    Cool story and photos of 1.3 million geese at a wildlife refuge in canada http://tinyurl.com/442qy86

  63. Stinky's Dad September 4, 2011 at 4:00 pm #

    Sounds good. Glad to hear your relationship is coming around.

    Free advertising that actually works.
    http://dallas.craigslist.org/search/?areaID=21&subAreaID=&query=attorney&catAbb=bbb

  64. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere September 4, 2011 at 4:01 pm #

    That article left out the President’s belief that some people just make too much money.

  65. Jazz September 4, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    Kickass, Dick!!!

  66. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere September 4, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

    I hate it when my business partners lock me out. That’s why I made an extra key.

  67. Jazz September 4, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

    Union tears are like sugar on my shredded wheat: http://tinyurl.com/3fpt9w2

  68. Jazz September 4, 2011 at 4:05 pm #

    HAHAHAHAHAAH!! BiW! That’s how I knew I was fired!

    You’re not a partner anymore!

  69. Jazz September 4, 2011 at 4:06 pm #

    On Sunday’s “The Chris Matthews Show,” the Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman and the Washington Post’s David Ignatius both told a somewhat startled host that Obama spending so much of his time and political capital on passing healthcare reform was his worst decision to date

    http://tinyurl.com/3crhsdf

  70. Jazz September 4, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    I was jonesing for some O- and dem-bashing. Sunday, though, is the Lord’s day, and I won’t blame anyone for not rising to the task today. 😛

  71. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere September 4, 2011 at 4:18 pm #

    Its enough to call President Zero a SCOAMF.

  72. Jazz September 4, 2011 at 4:20 pm #

    copenhagen philharmonic orchestra flash mobs at the copenhagendaaz train station

  73. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere September 4, 2011 at 4:22 pm #

    Besides, when the unions are distancing themselves because he isn’t communist enough, its clear that he could screw up a ham sammich.

    Maybe because it isn’t halal?

  74. Jazz September 4, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    Although appropriate, the “SCOAMF” meme doesn’t really strike me with the same degree of hilarity that others find. It’s already wearing pretty thin for me. Something more lasting and embraceable exists. I just need to find it.

  75. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere September 4, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

    The more it sinks into the public consciousness, the less he will be able to fight it and the more he will feel cornered by the meme.

  76. roamingfirehydrant September 4, 2011 at 4:29 pm #

    **pounces on Jazz and hugs him until he hollers for help**

  77. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere September 4, 2011 at 4:29 pm #

    I’m surprised at some of the places I’ve encountered it.

  78. Jazz September 4, 2011 at 4:32 pm #

    Don’t make cry, Romy. You are dear, sweet, sweet woman. 😀

  79. Jazz September 4, 2011 at 4:34 pm #

    Yeah – I’ve seen it around a little. I guess I’ve been seen, too – on one of my infrequent internet forays, I left a comment at that blog that altered the Michele Bachmann video, and Peej found me and sent me an email. That was really cool. 🙂

  80. Jazz September 4, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

    Did I just take a SCOAMF reference and turn it into a discussion about . . . ME? Holy crap. I need an attitude adjustment.

  81. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere September 4, 2011 at 4:36 pm #

    If it becomes as ubiquitous as Palin’s “stupidity” we’ll have something.

  82. roamingfirehydrant September 4, 2011 at 4:36 pm #

    Missed you around here. Good luck with the jobhunt, hon.

  83. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere September 4, 2011 at 4:37 pm #

    No, you mentioned that it rreconnected you with a friend.

    Geez. Get it right.

  84. Jazz September 4, 2011 at 4:38 pm #

    Thanks, Roams. My only motivation right now is the gf and the kids. I want to open a pottery store that also sells sandles and hackey sacks.

  85. Jazz September 4, 2011 at 4:41 pm #

    That sounds terrible. I’m doing well. 😉 Things are actually pretty good.

  86. Jazz September 4, 2011 at 4:42 pm #

    I’ve used up all my free time right now, but I’ll be back. Can’t tell you how nice it is to trade comments with y’all again.

  87. roamingfirehydrant September 4, 2011 at 4:44 pm #

    Take care of yourself, and drop us a line every now and then, mkay?

  88. Jay in Ames September 4, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

    Yeah, what she said!

  89. LC Aggie Sith September 4, 2011 at 5:24 pm #

    JAZZ!!!!

    Damnit, I missed him 😦

    We love you and miss you lots and can’t wait for your return and hope and pray you find a job soon and if you need to come to Texas my door is always open and this run-on sentence is now at a close.

  90. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere September 4, 2011 at 6:46 pm #

    The Wife’s car is now clean.

  91. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere September 4, 2011 at 6:48 pm #

    And summertime colds are teh suck.

    Thatisall.

  92. MCPO Airdale September 4, 2011 at 7:30 pm #

    Jazz! Come back, Jazz! Come back!

  93. roamingfirehydrant September 4, 2011 at 7:36 pm #

    Summertime colds do indeed suck.

    Tropical Storm Lee brought some much cooler temperatures, which is veddy nice.

  94. MCPO Airdale September 4, 2011 at 7:46 pm #

    Roamy – No sunshine, or rain, for 3 days here. Just gray, gloomy eastern flow that sucks the life out of me.

  95. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX September 4, 2011 at 7:48 pm #

    Home again, home again, jiggety jig!

    Rebecca has already claimed DD#3’s old room……

  96. roamingfirehydrant September 4, 2011 at 7:48 pm #

    MCPO, I get like that in February here. You need a bouquet of flowers and a good Technicolor movie with Maureen O’Hara.

  97. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX September 4, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

    Sorry I missed Jazz – come on back now, y’hear?

  98. roamingfirehydrant September 4, 2011 at 8:04 pm #

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl1rRxG251s

  99. Stinky's Dad September 4, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

    My wiener hurts.

  100. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere September 4, 2011 at 8:22 pm #

    Don’t hit Tony so hard next time.

  101. clintbird September 4, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

    SD, quit playing with it so much.

  102. GuyS September 4, 2011 at 8:32 pm #

    A lighter grip, and more lubrication, generally causes the wiener to hurt less.

  103. MCPO Airdale September 4, 2011 at 8:34 pm #

    First sign of Teh AIDS.

  104. scott September 4, 2011 at 9:22 pm #

    Take it to a veterinarian.

  105. GuyS September 4, 2011 at 9:22 pm #

    Speaking of moving to Texas…..don’t be too surprised if my wife and I show up down there in the next 4-7 months. Just in the infant stages of planing…but I put it at a better than 50% chance of happening.

    Anyone need an ol retired Squid with a weak back and weaker mind?

  106. LC Aggie Sith September 4, 2011 at 10:30 pm #

    Yay!!! Awesome news, Guy 😀

    SD, rub some dirt on it.

  107. Stinky's Dad September 4, 2011 at 10:30 pm #

    Guy, best get your ass down here quick.

    Chief, the Stinkster goes to sea on Tuesday.

  108. Stinky's Dad September 4, 2011 at 10:32 pm #

    Some INSURV bullshit.

  109. LC Aggie Sith September 4, 2011 at 10:36 pm #

    Talk about wigging the fuck out:

    http://storyballoon.org/blog/2011/09/03/ed-schultz-tea-party-hell-america/

  110. Stinky's Dad September 4, 2011 at 10:43 pm #

    I left them my love, Aggie.

  111. LC Aggie Sith September 4, 2011 at 10:45 pm #

    Had to give it a thumbs up 😀

  112. LC Aggie Sith September 4, 2011 at 10:59 pm #

    WHOOP!!!

    Texas A&M beats SMU 46-14!!

  113. Stinky's Dad September 4, 2011 at 10:59 pm #

    Bedtime for Bonzo here. You folks sleep well tonight.

  114. LC Aggie Sith September 4, 2011 at 11:04 pm #

    G’night, SD. Don’t forget to grab your teddy bear!

  115. Jay in Ames September 4, 2011 at 11:19 pm #

    damn, I didn’t know there was football on tonight.

  116. LC Aggie Sith September 4, 2011 at 11:23 pm #

    It was a good game, J’Ames. A&M kinda dominated, but damned if SMU didn’t make them work for it. Twice they managed to block A&M’s extra points.

  117. LC Aggie Sith September 4, 2011 at 11:32 pm #

    Yay, bedtime!!!

    See y’all tomorrow 😀

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