Hey out there in the Blog-o-sphere! I have no real TLE news other then our new Gallery Season starts up again in May so I look forward to seeing many of you soon. Also Jared Mees and the Grown Children are currently on a West Coast Tour so check Tender Loving Empire .com for dates in your hood. Also this being April Fools Day I thought I would share the following:
Did you know?
1998: Burger King published a full page advertisement in USA Today announcing the introduction of a new item to their menu: a "Left-Handed Whopper" specially designed for the 32 million left-handed Americans. According to the advertisement, the new whopper included the same ingredients as the original Whopper (lettuce, tomato, hamburger patty, etc.), but all the condiments were rotated 180 degrees for the benefit of their left-handed customers. The following day Burger King issued a follow-up release revealing that although the Left-Handed Whopper was a hoax, thousands of customers had gone into restaurants to request the new sandwich. Simultaneously, according to the press release, "many others requested their own 'right handed' version."
"what a clever devil"
The Taco Liberty Bell
1996: The Taco Bell Corporation announced it had bought the Liberty Bell and was renaming it the Taco Liberty Bell. Hundreds of outraged citizens called the National Historic Park in Philadelphia where the bell was housed to express their anger. Their nerves were only calmed when Taco Bell revealed, a few hours later, that it was all a practical joke. The best line of the day came when White House press secretary Mike McCurry was asked about the sale. Thinking on his feet, he responded that the Lincoln Memorial had also been sold. It would now be known, he said, as the Ford Lincoln Mercury Memorial.
"I wish more corporations would do pranks like this instead of fiscally screwing us over "
Taken from the museum of hoaxes.com
This says it all.... - Jeffrey Lewis nails it. About Will Oldham, and about a lot more too. Check it:
7 years ago