Thursday, May 11, 2006

Thursday, May 11th, 2006:
Hotdog poster advertising in Helsingborg

What I think:

I was walking down Södergatan with my girlfriend the other day, and we noticed a poster advertising hotdogs outside a fastfood place.

For some reason, hotdogs that are shoved in one end of a bun are called "French". I suppose it could be because the bread used is more like a baguette in its texture than a regular hotdog bun.

In any case, the poster in question advertised a choice of three varieties of "French man". This is apparently what the first hotdog is saying, according to the helpful, but pointless, speech bubble.

But what first strikes you is not what the choices are, but the images of the hotdogs themselves. They don't exactly inspire my appetite. In fact, never before in my life have I associated fastfood with gay porn. Check this out:

Psychiatrist: 'Tell me what you see.'
Have I got a dirty mind? If so, my girlfriend has as well.
I have a theory. The company that manufactures these particular hotdogs, Pølsemannen, is Danish. I think that these posters are specifically made for the Swedish market as some little Danish joke against the Swedes.

Have a look at the text at the bottom of the poster:

"ingen vanlig korvgubbe" is Swedish for (roughly) "not your usual sausage guy". Yeah, I'll say.

I just wonder how many Swedes actually take notice. Which then makes me wonder whether vendors sell more or less hotdogs than if they'd just had "hotdogs" listed as one of the items on their menus. In other words, are people subconciously repelled by or attracted to the idea of munching on semi-flaccid hotdogs in foreskin-like buns?

Personally, I think it's disgraceful that posters like this are on public display on busy streets, where children can not only see them, but may even ask their parents if they can have one. It's time that the Swedish government did something about it. That's what I think.

34 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, vivid mind make u see that - swedish people only sees sausage :)

12:23 am  
Anonymous Thaed said...

Now I'm going to have nightmares! Thanks. No matter what that guy is trying to say, his signs do NOT make me hungry.

2:34 am  
Blogger Helen said...

Hmm not the most appetising thing I've ever seen! Helen

10:28 am  
Blogger aka_monty said...

Oh dear. I think I've just gone off hot dogs permanently. *gag*

Although the last one reminds me a bit of someone...

;)

2:28 pm  
Blogger angelfire said...

HA! See, I'm not the only perv.

4:38 pm  
Blogger prying1 said...

I take it the advert does not have the name of the artist. I'm wondering if this is in some way linked to the Danish Cartoon Kerfuffle? Perhaps an attempt to get everyone in an uproar instead of just the Muslims.

Has the Pope seen this?

4:48 pm  
Blogger Kodos said...

I find it to be subliminal advertising from our friends who manufacture Viagra.

6:09 pm  
Blogger kT said...

Or Enzyte.

This reminds me of watching my friend Gretchen carnally maul a hot dog.

Sexy.

8:04 pm  
Blogger Haddock said...

These are Jewish hotdogs are they? :)

6:10 pm  
Blogger Omni said...

I was gonna say the exact opposite; they look like they've got foreskins, so Americans won't get the joke... American men are nearly all circumcised.

4:21 am  
Blogger team gingerbread said...

Maybe they call them french because of the American colloquialism for hotdogs is 'franks'?

Just a thought.

Inappropriate nonetheless

5:15 am  
Blogger Gentleman-hobbs said...

I would hate to see this agency do a campaign for classical music. They would encourage all women to take up the blue veined flute.

3:22 pm  
Anonymous frumiousb said...

Those are great. I'd agree with the Danish joke theory.

I'm off to Väla again tomorrow, so will keep an eye out for them.

I like your blog. Are we co-cousins of some sort, in a red and blue kind of way?

4:46 pm  
Blogger HannoverFist said...

Regardless of what it resembles, that's just nasty looking. Yechch

5:11 pm  
Blogger Chas Ravndal said...

it looks like little weenies!!! lol!! well its a nasty looking food to be exact!

8:36 pm  
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Anonymous mboy said...

Don't think I'll be eating a hotdog/frenchman/danish sausage for a while.

4:20 pm  
Blogger michele said...

Damn mark, that's just nasty
looking and i love hotdogs too.
I hope this hasn't scared me.

8:27 pm  
Anonymous Anele said...

LMAO! Well, you're lucky to have the bread now, for there was a time, if I'm not mistaken, that the called hotdogs were only the sausage. Oh, maybe not. Cause the bread really does look like foreskin. Gosh, I'm laughing too hard!
Loved it!

7:09 am  
Blogger Maritza said...

Something must be terribly wrong with me. I find quite appetizing. Maybe it's because I haven't had a hotdog in a while?

2:37 pm  
Blogger Ellie said...

You perve! And all your commenters too! It's just a sausage for goodness sake! Nothing in the slightest pornographic there! :-)

9:51 pm  
Blogger Mark Base said...

Pervy? Moi?
Readers, check out "Sex in the Smoke" (if you're over 18) and decide who's the pervest of them all. In the best possible way, of course, dear Ellie.

11:25 pm  
Blogger Ellie said...

You've called me out.

8:17 pm  
Blogger B said...

Hahah! Oh Mark - You're not well, not well at all. Let me show you some inkblots....

4:20 am  
Blogger LadyLaker said...

To me they look like limp dicks so they are unappealing either way!!!! I would not eat them as a "hotdog" and I would not enjoy them as a dick!!! They are just repulsive all together!

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