Wednesday, July 29, 2009

To Eat Or Not To Eat

Commercials featuring anthropomorphic food products come in two varieties: those that discourage you from eating the food product and those that encourage you to eat the food product.

Chick-Fil-A

The former makes sense. Chick-Fil-A has cows trying to convince people to eat more chicken because that will result in fewer people eating beef. It's a simple example of rational self interest.



Frosted Mini Wheats

Then there are commercials like those for Frosted Mini Wheats, where animated pieces of breakfast cereal encourage people to eat them. In Kellogg's Land, cereal is sentient and is happy to be a martyr. Every bite is a suicide, followed by the desecration and digestion of the corpse.

1 comment:

Thin Crust - TX Chuck said...

For someone why eats lunch from:

The Sketchy Chinese Food spot - who advertises if it has four legs then we've probably have caught it cooked it.

The Chicken Truck - who advertises that their chicken is healthy because it contains no chicken.

Or the Jamaican lady truck - where you eat Caribbean classics like Cow tongue and Cod Fish.

...you would really think that eating some normal ass shredded wheat wouldn't be such a big problem.