Saturday, 17 May 2008

Only in America, Part III

Currently running on tv over here are a series of adverts for a sandwich chain known as Quiznos. Quiznos has a special deal on $5 sandwiches and the adverts show a variety of people eating $5 bills, which is denounced as silly as they could have gone to Quiznos and got something much more filling for $5. OK, I hear you say, there's nothing particularly 'American' about that, there are stupid adverts all over the world. And, you would be right. But how many countries do you know where they would put 'Dramatization. Do not attempt' at the bottom of the screen to warn other would-be money eaters not to try this at home?!