Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Because it's been far too long since we discussed phallic objects

But before we delve into Phallic Objects, you know how sometimes I get obsessed with a particular song or album and I listen to it over and over until anyone within a 5-mile radius wants to murder me?

Please tell me to stop playing I Saved the World Today. I want to live.

And yet nothing will stop me. So let's move onto to the topic you really want to discuss:

This is an ad that's part of the new Hillshire Farm campaign. It was published in People magazine and I took a picture of it. The new slogan is "Go MEAT!"
I guess the meaning can be twofold. First, it could be an urging to bypass vegetables, fruits, whole grains in favor of meat. GO MEAT, you crazy vegetarian hippie, GO MEAT!
Second, it could be just a general exclamation of appreciation. GO MEAT! We love meat! Yeaaaaaah, MEAT!
Whatever its intended meaning, I was stunned when I saw the ad for the first time.
Am I a twelve-year-old boy at heart? Do I just need to get my mind out of the gutter? Have I read too many books about subliminal messages in advertising?
Please tell me I'm not the only one who sees it:

You know...


I have to say-- that is one very strategically-placed sausage.

What must you all think of me? And yet I could not resist.

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Blogger Kay said...

Haha! That's funny. I'll probably never look at men grilling hot dogs the same way ever again.

Today at work, I was reading a Word document in which someone had used the word "erection." The context was totally innocent. I think it said something like, "The company recently completed the erection of a new headquarters." But I still found it incredibly entertaining.

8:21 PM  
Blogger Janet M Kincaid said...

Well... now that you've pointed it out...

Seriously: HILARIOUS! I'm ROTFLMAO over here. Again. Ah, the inner workings of your mind. Sublime.

8:54 PM  
Blogger Bearette24 said...

LOL. I love the "phallic objects" category.

In beer ads, phallic objects are really blatant. They'll show a woman lying on her back in a bathing suit with the beer pointed upright near her crotch.

It's ridiculous!

9:22 PM  
Blogger His suzy said...

Hee hee hee hee hee hee!!!

Hee hee hee!!


11:10 PM  
Blogger Roxanne said...

Hee! I always love dissecting advertisements.

Sex is used to sell pretty much everything.

I don't think any less of you. Although I already knew you had on obsession with anything phallic.

11:12 PM  
Blogger Zen Master said...

Wow...I thought I was the only one who noticed things like that!

1:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, man. I will never be able to view those ads the same. They've gone from annoyingly cheesy to pubescent-ly entertaining!

As for songs getting in your head - I've got LisaLisa's "Head to Toe" in mine this morning.

Thanks for the website information. While it might not be geared toward my age group I know a lot of teachers that could find this site very valuable!

8:26 AM  
Anonymous Betsy said...

Hilarious! Anyone who doesn't find this stuff funny is an old stick in the mud. I mean, come on. "Go sausage"?

10:05 AM  
Blogger R U Serious?? said...

klsukqtWell..... There goes MY dinner idea!

LMAO!!! Good job!!

2:09 PM  
Blogger R U Serious?? said...

Damn!! I typed in the word verification again!!

2:15 PM  
Blogger BabelBabe said...

check out a book called Subliminal Seduction - it's hilarious, and will keep you wildly entertained. I used to own a copy but have lost it or i would send it to you.

Meat, meat, he's our man, if he can't - er - fill us, no one can!
Gooooooooooooo Meat!

(I'm sorry. I don't know what came over me.)

10:09 PM  
Blogger katze said...

HAAAAA!!! I seriously just choked on the water I was drinking and it's coming out my nose just a little. I especially love the guy who is just SO EXCITED about the sausage that he's knocking over the lawnchair to get to it. Hehehe.

11:00 PM  
Blogger Pat said...

Hey, I'm Pat. That was an awesome post! I don't think I'll ever look at an ad for Hillshire Farms the same way again.

12:30 AM  
Blogger kj said...

clever, clever, clever

first picasso and all his penis symbols. now hilshire farms.

what's left--oh of course, verizon. or planters penis, uh, pea-nuts.


1:49 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

katze- even funnier is that he's also on the verge of trampling his wife.

Based on the success of this post, I'm thinking maybe I should start a Phallic Friday feature.

All in favor say GO MEAT!

8:55 AM  
Anonymous Betsy said...


So after I read this post yesterday, I went to work at the library. I was shelf-reading the children's books, and picked one up- I think it was a British book called "Go Bert." In this book, Bert has a bad day and gets CHASED BY A SAUSAGE!!!!!! To top it off, the sausage was flesh-tone! it looked just like a giant penis.

Poor Bert.

10:18 AM  
Blogger His suzy said...

Go Meat!!

(Yes, I love phallic things too.)

11:45 AM  
Blogger verniciousknids said...

Phallic Friday feature sounds like a winner to me!

8:12 PM  
Blogger Janet M Kincaid said...


11:38 PM  
Blogger Paige Turner said...

Oh yeah, I laughed out loud when I saw it. then declined to tell my wee brother what was so funny. I always itch to point out these things. good to let it out once in a while.

1:29 AM  
Blogger Uncle Phatato said...

I came across your musings just recently and my favorite part about this post had to be the "squeeeee." I couldn't stop laughing. My wife was like, "what?"

I couldn't explain it.

11:49 AM  
Blogger ifax said...

Hee hee! That was great! My mouth is watering looking at all that meat in the picture. LOLZ!

10:47 AM  
Blogger Allie said...

Or how about the comment balloon with "Look at the size of MY sausage!"


Nope, you definitely aren't alone in the gutters of the mind!

12:56 PM  
Blogger In her own Voice said...

...phallic phriday sounds like a "weiner" to me!

12:58 PM  
Blogger In her own Voice said...

...er, "wiener", that is--

1:00 PM  
Blogger Caro said...

You forgot to highlight the little girl putting one in her mouth.

Seriously, you made me LOL.

9:26 PM  
Anonymous Steph said...

I hate to admit it, but yes, I noticed she was going for the 'biggest sausage' on the grill.
Look she's using tongs... I wonder what her hubby thinks of that. Fear of intimacy or just some kinky foreplay? BIG HUGS, Steph

7:38 PM  
Anonymous Steph said...


7:39 PM  

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