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07 November 2008 @ 12:26 pm
Special K commercial peeve  

It's a peeve.  Just a wee, tiny, semi-irrational emotional reaction.

But I really hate that one Special K commercial where the woman baking a cake... *gasp, shock, horror*... almost licks the bowl she'd been mixing the icing in!!

THUS DOOMING HERSELF TO A LIFE OF FLAB AND DIETARY IMPERFECTITUDE!  But then, fortunately, she's saved by a bowlful of chocolate-flavored Special K cereal.  At which point, the angels sing, the children dance merrily in the streets, and the Fatpocalypse is halted... until next time.

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Here's where I would ordinarily place my rant full of logical arguments as to why the whole idea is ridiculous and insulting.  Which will only be read by people who know me and who are already possessed of a decent modicum of good sense.  So we'll both cut this short, shall we?  Sure.

*rant rant rant*
*explain explain explain*
*gripe gripe complain*
*plea for a better world*

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Okay, I'm done.  *whew*  That was so liberating!  I feel much better.
 
 
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Rainrain_herself on November 7th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
"Imperfectitude" is my new favorite word. :)
Wiseacreewin on November 7th, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC)
If you ask me, imperfectitude is every baker's best friend. ;)
Радаdigitalemur on November 7th, 2008 05:47 pm (UTC)
I just want to point out how much RAW PIE DOUGH I ate while making that pie last night. RAW. BUTTER AND FLOUR BABY. WITH SALT.
Wiseacreewin on November 7th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
When you could have had a bowl of DOUGH-FLAVORED SPECIAL K CEREAL and saved yourself that dreadful experience?

(I swear we'll see it on shelves soon.)
Lion's Denannbonny on November 8th, 2008 03:53 am (UTC)
Personally, "Fatpocalypse" is gonna be my new favorite for a while. I love people who can invent words--I don't just mean make random stuff up--I mean the good stuff, where you can fool certain people into thinking its a fer reals dictionary word. Which all explains another reason why Ewin is one of my favoritest people.

To be fair, the problem with the new goodies-flavoured special Ks is that they're totally marketing to the wrong people. My youngest has renounced choco coacoa puffies and Captain Berriless for various varieties of special K. It is SO surreal to be in the grocery store and have her all: "Can we get some Special K, can we? Please mom?! PLEEEEAAASE?!!" Granted, its still not the healthiest stuff out there, but if it can ease kids away from the junk food end of the spectrum: well dang. They need to be getting on TV and having all those kids turn their noses up at the cake and insist on bowls of Special K all around.
Wiseacreewin on November 8th, 2008 04:00 am (UTC)
Awww... thanks. *squeezle* You are a favorite person of mine too.

I actually completely love the vanilla almond. And I've also considered trying their diet. Maybe once or twice. (I wouldn't last two days on it.)

But I think you're right, they're marketing it wrong. The demographic of people who bake but refuse to lick the bowl has got to be pretty darn small.