Friday, June 23, 2006

Thou Shalt Not Cross This Line

I'm driving to work this morning and on the radio comes an ad for something called a "Meat Outlet." Where apparently you can get great quantities of meat for cheap, cheap, cheap. Now I'm about as cheap as they come, and I've certainly used outlet stores for clothes and furniture and the like.

But meat?

17 Comments:

Blogger Phollower said...

Hey, why not? Do you suppose they have a scratch and dent section? Maybe it would be a bruised and injured department in this case. "A cow's misstep means big savings for you!"

9:18 AM  
Blogger limpy99 said...

Phollower, if you're not in advertising you have missed your calling.

10:12 AM  
Blogger Syd said...

Yuck! I'm with you limpy. I usually won't even by meat from the grocery store.

10:15 AM  
Blogger Pud said...

Maybe the cheap meat is the old, sickly cows and pigs that they finally cut up.

10:22 AM  
Blogger Brighton said...

Um, no.

10:27 AM  
Blogger Phollower said...

No, not yet. Can I put you down as a reference on my resume?

10:30 AM  
Blogger SoozieQ said...

I agree, Phollower should totally get into advertisting.

Your entry Limpy and his comment led me to my all time most HATED commercial. I don't know why I hate this commercial so much but I do. I literally yell at the tv when it comes on (no need to suggest therapy, I've already considered it an option).

Perhaps they're not playing this commerical out where you live but out here it's on daily.

The Scene:

Four guys are sitting at their table and they are getting ready to eat their food.

This is the "conversation" as each guy holds up their prospective item.

Man #1: "BEEF!"
Man #2: "PORK!"
Man #3: "RIBS!"
Man #4: "veggies..." holds up a piece of broccoli*

:::::other men glare::::

Man #4: "SAUSAGE!"

I wouldn't buy from the "Meat Outlet" and I wouldn't eat at TGI Fridays based on that lame ass commercial.

12:44 PM  
Blogger Tai said...

mmmm, outlet meat!

Wonder when drive by surgery will make it big?

1:43 PM  
Blogger limpy99 said...

They do run that commercial out here Soozie, and it is annoying. But the guy says "vegetable medley", not veggies. For some reason, that makes it even more annoying. If I had to sit next to them, I would fight them.

1:58 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Such violence over sausage...

But meat outlets? Gah! Sounds like defective boxer-briefs to me.

3:13 PM  
Blogger Motor City Monk said...

I would first sample the meat cuz I'm sure they're cooking up samples once you step into the meat warehouse - if it tastes good, there's no odor and it's of normal color, then I'd buy a truckload of the cheap meat! I'm one cheap bastard.

3:20 PM  
Blogger Madame D said...

I'm guessing they get leftovers from small independent butchers, like the person who brings in their cow to be slaughtered and only pays for half of it, so they're recouping their loss.

Okay, that still sounds bad. Because I wonder how long you have to wait on somebody to pick up their meat...

4:29 PM  
Blogger Big Pissy said...

Food poisoning waiting to happen...

6:52 PM  
Blogger SoozieQ said...

VEGETABLE MEDLEY that's it!! I hate it because of how he says "med-leeeee" (amongst other things). How could I forget the actual verbiage that I so detest?!?!

I do not love TGI Friday's commercial writers one bit.

7:37 PM  
Blogger little sister said...

Phollower totally missed his calling.

Um, yeah, meat outlet? sounds like a dive bar from the 80's.

And TGI Friday's is bad no matter how bad their commercials are...at least in Indy.

4:29 AM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Hmmm. I’d certainly look for the USDA stamp on any steak I brought.

9:35 PM  
Blogger Zoe said...

Shit, here I thought the meat outlet was a euphemism for hooker.

12:02 AM  

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