You know, I’m all for marketing. Where would we be without it? Big business often lives or dies by how it markets its product. A fairly common ploy is to “get ’em while they’re young.” People create mascots for their product (such as the Trix rabbit or Mr. Peanut) to try to get at that all-important child demographic. Sometimes, they may get a little overzealous and hire someone to dress up in a costume of their mascot and the results tend to vary. Some kids love ’em, some are scared shitless. Today, we’ll be looking at a case of the latter.
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Yikes! Has anyone else noticed how truly scary the new Burger King mascot is? Sure, we all like mascots, but sometimes its a wee bit creepy..
I have a series of pictures like this with my boys. They are doing better, and as I have a picture of myself freaking out with Santa at age three, I know that I have only my own genetics to blame.
I agree about the Burger King mascot. That guy could cause nightmares.
And I, too, have a picture of my daughter with Santa and the Easter Bunny, and she’s none to happy in either. Of course, I also have a picture of her with a python at York’s Wild Kingdom, grinning from ear-to-ear. Figure that one out!
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I love this:
Dude, that kid has the proper reaction. I’d be kicking it in it’s non-existent nuts, though.
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The kid is asking for it. Totally. The big anime horror was minding its own business…
It’s like watching a 3-year old meet the 7 foot tall Mickey Mouse at Disney World. Robin Williams had a good comment about that in the 1980’s – to a small kid, Mickey Mouse is a giant fucking rat.