Cell Phone Shots – Volume II

June 30, 2009 by admncc

I apologize for being offline for a few days.  I was traveling for work and had a hectic schedule.  But I’m back and have some content to catch-up on.

In addition to a few posts I’m working on, Guest Posts have been submitted and are being queued up for Jen, Gina, Leo Nevoli, Neo Con Don and Mike N.  Thus, it should be a fun rest of the week!

In the meantime, I took the below-picture at a local Friendly’s restaurant.  This is a true picture – no photoshopping.

Was it an intentional play on words or a true error on behalf of the restaurant?  You be the judge…


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  1. Chris says:

    I’m going to go with … intentional.

  2. MikeN says:

    I saw this same sign a while back at the Friendlys in Elyria. That’s just what they call their after meal sundae. I thought it was funny as hell too, but it’s something they say.

    An even better sign would be:
    “Free happy ending with new burger…we love you long time.”

  3. Dan says:

    We love you long time… Haha! That’s hilarious.

  4. That could have made it more clear by adding one more line: Partner not included.

  5. It’s so intentional. Marketers are really doing the “sex sells” things. BK has a new burger called the 8 incher…it’ll BLOW you away. Ad features an 8 inch sub/burger thing and a woman’s face with her mouth in the shape of an O waiting for the burger to enter….yeah thats what I said too.

  6. Extreme John says:

    Has to be intentional and I can’t blame them, given the opp I would have did it too 🙂

  7. Julie says:

    ha ha, that’s hilarious. Had my husband been the one to see that, I’m sure we would have gone in there to eat. His mind, and now mine too, is permanently in the gutter. I’m gonna have to vote for intentional here. I’m just kind of surpised they got away with it. 🙂

  8. Tristan says:

    C’mon Jenny, it’s a 7 incher, not 8. Women and their size/distance estimating… I guess it would help if men weren’t always telling them that |—-| is 6 inches…

    The Friendly’s thing has to be intentional. There is no way that no one in the organization sees the innuendo, especially in marketing, where these things are probably named. Friendly’s isn’t exactly the classiest of places, though I did always think it had something of a family orientation at one time.

    This reminds me of the mall nearby where a sign reads:

    Giant Eagle

    Used to have a “Siemens” (furniture) on there, too, for good measure.

  9. MikeE says:

    “Target” was listed too (arange how you like). It is all about the marketing. BTW Tristan, you are giving us guys WAYYYYYYYYY to MUCH credit with our measuring skills.

  10. Jane says:

    I am resisting commenting more on the “size” discussion. LOL. But I’m sure that billboard was intentional.


  12. Timmy says:

    Well its better than this…. 8======D

    Met and dated a girl who was my friendly’s waitress in college
    It did not end happily
    Because she was crazy like a straw

  13. How much is their “happy ending”? Five dollah? There is a Chinese Massage parlor down the street that is rumored to offer happy endings…they’re friendly too.

  14. That’s funny Jennifer.

    Great pic Craig. If that pic were in my town I would definitely go in and inquire as to what exactly my happy ending would entail and how much it would cost 🙂

  15. William Gatherer says:

    Can not get much more friendly than that.

  16. MikeE says:

    The sign says the happy endings are free with the new burger…too bad they don’t sell beer, I’d never leave

  17. C. Princess says:

    It is a funny slogan. I’m going to go with intentional.

  18. Now I REALLY REALLY miss the East Coast 🙁

    Don’t feel bad about being away for a few days, I often “backdate” my posts! Shhhhhhhh…

  19. Kurt says:

    I hope the manager that authorized this was fired.

  20. Mike says:

    Sounds like my kind of burger joint

  21. Tristan says:

    As MikeN said at the top, the name of their sundae is “Happy Ending”. That’s a corporate decision, not one coming from this particular location.

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