Spotted: French Ad Feat. Baseball Mitt, Shiny Cheeseburger

Shiny Burger
“Even the Americans want to taste it.”

The author encountered this Compelling Advertisement on Thursday while walking along the Rue Ordener.

From it, one is able to infer certain, undoubtedly true facts — namely, that:

  • With regard to bacon, its sheen is of some importance.
  • With regard to fast-foot hamburgers, Americans are the arbiters of taste.
  • Americans, additionally, are be-gloved at all times.


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A Eskpert
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A Eskpert

Come on Cistulii, you supposed to be editin all dat sheeit out. Also, Americans do, in some demographically observable fashion, have greater burger expertise than, say, the people of Somolia. That said, I must also presume that the french have never watched a baseball game, as the men who are well acquainted with bun-clad beef tend to be less good at finding things within their glove.

Mike
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Mike

See: Fielder, Prince

Ryan Howard
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Ryan Howard

What’s going on here?

jcxy
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jcxy

Question: When you say you were “walking along” a Parisian boulevard, do you mean to suggest that you’ve fully adopted the flaneur mindset?

Adam
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Adam

It looks like the guy with the glove is wearing baseball pants on his arm.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Marcus Tullius Cicero

The odd part, though, is the disclaimer at the bottom. As you say, if it’s a selling point that même les américains veulent le goûter, Americans are clearly being held up as knowing their stuff vis-a-vis fast food. So why is that followed by a warning not to snack between meals, which is perhaps the most American eating habit of all?

Also, let us take a moment to reflect on the absurdity of the French saying that an American wanting to eat a particular food item is a point in its favor.

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