Sunday, May 16, 2010

The other day, I was watching television and I saw a commercial for Hot Pockets Sideshots Mini Cheeseburgers. Like all Hot Pockets, these were being advertised as some sort of new, convenient form of the food that they were trying to emulate. However, this commercial seemed especially unusual because, unlike ravioli or bacon and eggs, a cheeseburger is already a convenient food. A ground beef patty with cheese melted on top of it and buns at either side has been considered a portable food for as long as I remember. Every day, people drive their cars do their homework, mow their lawns and do countless other activities while eating cheeseburgers. How can Hot Pockets possibly improve on this formula? Sticking meat between two slices of bread has been just fine ever since the Earl of Sandwich first did it in the 18th century. I don't see why we need to change it.


On a slightly different note, here's Jim Gaffigan talking about hot pockets:

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