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Saturday, April 21, 2021

The premise behind Suicide Food — highlighting imagery used by restaurants and packaged foods that comic-tragically features the animal being eaten as its own pitchman — is absurd enough.

What’s even more enlightening from this blog: The number of examples wherein the pig pimps itself as a tasty treat: Thirty, far ahead of its barnyard (and other) brethren. And “bbq” is right behind it at 25; since those two go hand-in-hand, it points to a preponderance of barbecue joints using a porky character to drive business.

Why the pig is so hell-bent on tooting its own immolation is a mystery. Maybe a re-read of George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” would unearth a clue.

(Via adfreak)

by Costa Tsiokos, Sat 04/21/2007 03:24:09 PM
Category: Advert./Mktg., Creative, Food
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    I liked this turn-of-the-20th-Century advertising placard (which I used for my post about the abundance of pig imagery on Suicide Food) so much, that I’ve gone ahead and uploaded it to my phone. It’s now doing duty as the digital wallpaper …

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