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Lessons in Unfortunate Advertising

Minutiae — d-ashes on February 22, 2007 at 3:52 pm

A little less than a year ago a new mom and pop fried chicken joint opened up on Nicholson not too far from where I work. I’d planned on giving it a try at some point, as Baton Rouge isn’t near the fried chicken town that Jackson is (oh Two Sisters, I miss you and your buffet so…). The idea of trying out some fried chicken that was something other than the corporate chain variety was something I was looking forward to.

That is, until I drove by the other day and saw this sign:

Pam Anderson of Fried Chicken?

In what will be perhaps my wittiest statement of the year (and here it is only February and I was the only one there to hear it), I immediately thought, “so that means you’ll give me Hepatitis C?” Thus ended my entertaining the idea of giving Fricken Chicken a whirl.

Really, though, what’s this supposed to mean? Cane’s, a well-known chicken finger chain out of Baton Rouge always has some witty comment on their letter boards, and maybe this was Fricken’s attempt to join the club. If so, I would have put this in the ‘No’ pile. The only frame of reference I have for this is communicable diseases. Wgo suggested that perhaps it meant they had fake breasts. Perhaps there’s some hidden reference to Barb Wire I don’t know, having not seen the movie (has anyone ever seen that movie?). That being said, are any of those things you want people thinking about when they drive by your chicken stand?

So I’m still puzzled. If you can solve this odd fried chicken/Pam Anderson riddle, please let me know.

Unrelated update: E has her pictures up from the Spanish Town Parade, some of which I contributed.

5 Comments »

  1. YOU ARE A HEPATITIS RACIST

    Seriously, any Pam Anderson reference is trumped by the greatest name of all time–“Fricken Chicken”? Oh my, that feels SO GOOD!

    Comment by gorjus — February 23, 2007 @ 11:31 am
  2. Well, 225 has an article on Fricken Chicken this month. I guess they don’t share my ‘Pam Anderson’ qualms.

    http://www.225batonrouge.com/news/2007/feb/27/catchy-chicken/

    Comment by d-ashes — March 1, 2007 @ 8:57 am
  3. Pam anderson is most widely known not for her skills as an actress nor her wit. It is the size of her breasts that make her famous. Same with fricken chicken. Their breasts are huge. Google them and you will see some of the wittier statements on college humor.

    Comment by joe — March 10, 2007 @ 6:07 pm
  4. As with most of life’s mysteries, this one was answered with one simple reply: large breasts.

    Comment by Tate — March 27, 2007 @ 2:30 pm
  5. Yeah, but wasn’t she in the news a few years ago for getting her breast implants removed? In which case, their message is ‘our breasts are big, but not as big as they could be’… I’m still not buying it…

    Comment by d-ashes — March 27, 2007 @ 2:34 pm

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