Fandango’s Flashback Friday — September 10th

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of your earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember? Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.

How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.

If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 10th) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.


This was originally posted on September 10, 2010 on my old blog.

Hoax or Not: Really Bad Taste

I occasionally turn to Google Images when I want to find a picture to illustrate a point in one of my blog posts. You type in a topic in Google Images and hundreds of pictures or images will be presented.

For a previous post on this blog, I typed, “What were they thinking” into the Google Images site. I didn’t actually find what I would have considered to be a suitable image to use for that post, but what I did find was this:

UNBELIEVABLE! I was floored by what I saw, which seemed to be a print advertisement for a flavor of Breyers ice cream. What were they thinking? What incredibly bad taste and amazingly poor judgment! I couldn’t believe it and wondered how a company that makes, arguably, the best ice cream in the world (or at least in my freezer), specifically, Breyers Cookies & Cream with Oreo (yummy!), could publish an advertisement as tasteless as this.

I was relieved to find out that this remarkably crude ad, apparently first published in 2005 or 2006, was a hoax and not a real advertisement from the folks at Breyers. How do we know it was a hoax and not a real advertisement? Well, first of all, the ad copy reads as follows:

Luscious, smooth, sweet and fun. These are just a few of the words we used to describe our new Vanilla Orange Sherbert Creamsicle. These words also aply equally to America’s 2005 Olympic Rhythmic Gymnastics Team and the beautiful young ladies that comprise it. In responce, Breyers has created a flavour inspired by the sassy metallic orange leotards of our young feminine gymnists who are eagerly busting their fresh asses to make every American proud. And of course, our RGT themed Creamsicle is as fun to eat as the girls are a pleasure to watch! So come join in on the action. All proceeds to sales from the Vanilla Orange Sherbert Swirls line go to help sponsor our young ladies in competition against other rhythmic gymnists from around the world.

Notice the misspellings: “sherbert,” “aply,” “responce,” “flavour,” “gymnists.” This ad seems to have been written by a Brit who is also an incredibly poor speller, which may be redundant.

And what about how are “our young feminine gymnists [sic] who are eagerly busting their fresh asses….”?

I guess someone thought it would be funny to show two young girls in tight orange leotards bent over in such a way as to highlight their “nether regions,” with the tag line “lickable.” The bogus ad is disturbing for what it suggests, not for what it actually shows.

Sorry, but this bogus ad, even as a hoax, is in really bad taste (and that’s not a play on the “lickable” theme, by the way).

32 thoughts on “Fandango’s Flashback Friday — September 10th

  1. Nope, Not Pam September 10, 2021 / 3:15 am

    Very questionable

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  2. margaret21 September 10, 2021 / 3:21 am

    Just … uurgh. But how do you surmise that this questionable text is written by a Brit? ‘Ass’ has only very recently become commoner in the UK, where it’s usually been ‘arse’. I don’t want to claim this person as one of our own, as you clearly don’t wish to do either!

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    • Fandango September 10, 2021 / 9:55 am

      The use of the words “flavour” and “responce” over “flavor” and “response” gave me the impression that the author was a Brit.

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      • margaret21 September 11, 2021 / 12:39 am

        You’re right about ‘flavour’. But ‘responce’ is just wrong – in any language.

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  3. rugby843 September 10, 2021 / 8:21 am

    That is so disgusting in many levels

    Sent from my iPhone

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  4. Marilyn Armstrong September 10, 2021 / 12:23 pm

    It’s not just misspellings that inform us that the author is not a professional. It’s the TYPE of errors. These aren’t just typos. They are often common words used incorrectly. No one working for a corporation would get away with this amateur crap.

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  5. Marilyn Armstrong September 10, 2021 / 12:51 pm

    You were such an inspiration, tomorrow you get to see my own favorite tasteless add. Maybe tasteless in a very different way, but still — well — you’ll see!

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    • Fandango September 10, 2021 / 1:58 pm

      Looking forward to reading it!

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