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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:45 AM

TONIGHT...you're eating...WALMART steak.

How the fuck are people supposed to react in these commercials?

"TONIGHT...you're eating...WALMART steak."

Projectile vomiting?

Unrestrained laughter?

Mournful sobbing?

The guy takes a dramatic pause and drops the bomb and so fucking WHAT? The steaks came from WALMART?

I'm not even gonna pretend I "get" this one.

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Reply TONIGHT...you're eating...WALMART steak. (Original post)
Amerigo Vespucci Jun 2012 OP
CBGLuthier Jun 2012 #1
Amerigo Vespucci Jun 2012 #2
6000eliot Jun 2012 #3
Amerigo Vespucci Jun 2012 #6
6000eliot Jun 2012 #16
liberal N proud Jun 2012 #4
AngryOldDem Jun 2012 #12
DesMoinesDem Jun 2012 #15
hedgehog Jun 2012 #5
AngryOldDem Jun 2012 #13
bigwillq Jun 2012 #7
sinkingfeeling Jun 2012 #8
MicaelS Jun 2012 #9
Ptah Jun 2012 #10
Kali Jun 2012 #19
EastTennesseeDem Jun 2012 #11
HopeHoops Jun 2012 #14
Duer 157099 Jun 2012 #17
Amerigo Vespucci Jun 2012 #18
Duer 157099 Jun 2012 #20

Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:51 AM

1. Some days I have to wonder exactly what the fuck you people think goes on

at Walmart.

I do love the gentle bigotry expressed towards its shoppers. Noses in the air condescension of the poor.

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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:05 AM

2. I'm not sure you understand what I posted...

...I'm writing about a series of TV commercials for Walmart steaks. If you've seen the commercials, you know what I'm talking about. If you haven't, you don't. The entire point of my post is "WHY is this supposed to be a SURPRISE moment when the guy says "You're eating Walmart steaks?""

I know what the fuck goes on at Walmart. I've been in Walmart.

"....gentle bigotry expressed towards its shoppers...." Where the fuck did THAT one come from?

"Noses in the air condescension of the poor...." Same here, what the fuck?

I know this is the Internet and I respect your need to get on a soap box and bleat like a sheep, but none of what you're addressing is in my post. It's about a guy who sneaks up on people eating steak and says "You're eating Walmart steaks" and MY reaction and MY post was "Why does this matter? Who GIVES a fuck?"

And you've ATTEMPTED to turn it into something else, so Have a Nice Day and welcome to my ignore list.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:12 AM

3. I think the commercials are a response to a common perception

that Walmart doesn't sell good meats. As a vegetarian, I have no dog in this fight, but I think this is what the ads are up to.

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Response to 6000eliot (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:35 AM

6. That was my thought, but that's just poor marketing

Somewhat like Domino's recent "our pizzas used to really suck" campaign.

Well...they did. And now we're supposed to believe they don't?

I think I'd feel more comfortable with someone eating a steak at a backyard BBQ and saying "This steak is great, where did you buy it?" and the host responds "Walmart."

Less of the "you've just been punked" vibe...that's the part that was negative, at least for me.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:01 PM

16. I agree that "See? We don't suck!" isn't the best message to send.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:14 AM

4. I would be pissed because of the deception

Then I would demand that the meal was free and maybe even that they paid me!

I don't go out to eat to be some corporate guinea pig.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:16 PM

12. I believe there is such a disclaimer in the commercial.

And no matter how good Wal-mart says its meat is, I think it's doubtful that it's comparable to that of a high-end steakhouse. Yes, I would be pissed and demand some kind of compensation if I were told my steak came from Wal-mart, or any other big box store or grocer.

(And as for Domino's...their pizzas still suck.)

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:42 PM

15. What deception?

I've never eaten at a restaurant that specified the stores that they shop at. And if these are actually real I guarantee they didn't specify the store they were bought at before they told them they came from walmart.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:30 AM

5. I get a charge out of every fine cut of meat, not just Walmart's,

that's "expertly aged". That's code for "to make it more tender, we let it rot just a little bit"

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:16 PM

13. And put in a lot of MSG to boot. n/t

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:06 AM

7. WOO HOO!

Can I invite Meg Griffin over?

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:34 AM

8. Oh crap, I thought steaks came from cows.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:43 AM

9. I assume Walmart realized that their meat had a poor reputation for quality.

And the commercials are an attempt to combat this.

I have bought beef at Walmart, and I found the quality to be poor. Kroger's meat is much better.

But, IMO, all these "hidden camera commercials", no matter what is being advertised are set ups.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:47 AM

10. USDA Choice?

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Response to Ptah (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:51 PM

19. select grade

or standard - my opinion of walmart meat (although if I understand the discussions they are promoting this as prime?)

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:49 AM

11. I do think that if I were one of the people in those commercials

I would yell "OH MY GODDDD!!!!!!!!" and have whoever I was with try to Heimlich it all out.

Then I imagine I'd start streaking or something.

Well, maybe not. But I would like to believe I'd make a scene of some sort. As you said, is that how they anticipate people to react?

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:55 PM

14. As much as I hate WalMart, it HAS to be better than a McLobster sandwich.

 

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:21 PM

17. I think it's because people (such as myself)

assume that anything called "Walmart steaK" would actually be made from rodents, pasted together with transglutaminase.

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Response to Duer 157099 (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:50 PM

18. A friend just asked me about "meat glue" yesterday, believe it or not.

I found a link, and it turns out that you really can "glue" anything together that might loosely be considered "meat."

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Reply #18)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:52 PM

20. So now you understand the commercial

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