March 19, 2006

Billboard Moment

This afternoon, my girlfriend and I went on a Joshua-type hike. We started out looking for open houses to walk through, and ended up going through a bunch of fields and shit. Which is fine, whatever, I grew up in a small town, so I'm used to that kind of thing, but I wished, like when I young, I had a B.B. Gun with me, because there were some pigeons just asking to be cacked. Yeah, I hate pigeons. Call me the anti-Bert.

Anyway, we eventually passed under a billboard for a Famous Dave's about a mile or so ahead. I looked at it, turned away, and then something fired in my brain. It was one of those "wait a minute" moments, one of those irony detectors, that just makes you say, "huh, that's kind of funny, in a sick sort of way, so that makes it even more funny." So, I looked back up. And that's when I realized, like, for the first time, the billboard was:


Now, maybe it's just me, but isn't there something twisted about a pig happily. . . no. . . in an antcipatory zealousness--with its tongue out and everything--waiting for the ribs of one of his own kind to satisfactorily cook?

Because, you know, he's not cooking it for someone else--the tongue lolling out of its mouth indicates that he's gonna eat those fuckers. That pig is all about the cannibalism. And its happy about it. BRING ON THE POR. . . ER. . . ME!

And, yes, my girlfriend and I ate at Famous Dave's tonight. We had the "Feast for Two." WITH LEFTOVERS!

The ribs were awesome.

Posted by Ryan at March 19, 2006 10:28 PM | TrackBack

Heh. Sorta reminds me of Cluckin' Chicken.

Posted by: Jimmo at March 20, 2006 11:32 AM

Look where he's standing. He's right in the middle of the flames, and none the worse for wear. There's a good reason for that. He's no ordinary pig. He's SATAN.

Why else would Famous Dave's offer a variety of sauce called "Devil's Spit"? It's a tribute to the Master.

Posted by: Dave in Pgh. at March 20, 2006 12:51 PM

There's also this.

Posted by: Keith at March 21, 2006 08:41 AM

Wow, me and Lileks, together at last.

Posted by: Ryan at March 21, 2006 09:18 AM

I've always found such ads simultaneously funny and disturbing.

And yes, "Cluckin' Chicken" was one of the more funny SNL fake ads. I lost it when the dismebered head takes a big bite out of a piece of chicken and goes "Wow! I'm delicious!"

And let's all not forget the intelligent cow at Douglas Adams' Restaurant At The End Of The Universe.

Posted by: Strider at March 21, 2006 12:42 PM
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