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Who wants a burger?

Is it just me, or was the Stautzen'burger' commercial just after the Patriots' touchdown just embarrassingly bad for an educational institution? If anyone had any notion that Stautzenburger was a place for higher learning, they were proven wrong tonight. I don't think college ads need to be all books and big words, but that was just 30 seconds of stupid.

created by MoreThanRhetoric on Feb 05, 2012 at 09:49:36 pm     Education     Comments: 8

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My 16-yo daughter said right after that commercial, "guess where I WON'T be going?"

posted by HickoryG on Feb 06, 2012 at 11:06:14 am     #  

Maybe they are saying they only prepare their grads well enough to work at BK or Micky D's?

posted by shamrock44 on Feb 06, 2012 at 11:20:45 am     #   1 person liked this

They might be hoping for a zillion hits & shares on the internet, if everyone is saying "check out this lame ad LOL!"
Laughable stupidity has become a valid advertising model. Perhaps they were aiming for that kind of notoriety to prove they are a hip place? -- just my guess.

posted by viola on Feb 06, 2012 at 11:40:01 am     #  

Agreed that this was a train wreck of an ad for an educational institution. As far as going viral: unfortunately it lacked the level of abysmal that usually accompanies truly awful ads, like the Chuck Testa Ojai Taxidermy ad, so I suspect the Stautzenberger ad will die a quick death.

posted by historymike on Feb 06, 2012 at 01:22:59 pm     #  

Maybe they are saying they only prepare their grads well enough to work at BK or Micky D's?

No, that's University of Phoenix...

posted by oldhometown on Feb 06, 2012 at 03:14:04 pm     #   2 people liked this

You gotta wonder how ads like that get through screening?

posted by slowsol on Feb 06, 2012 at 08:44:56 pm     #  

Wow, that was beyond awful. I missed it last night but found it on YouTube. It only has 115 views so if they were trying to make it "viral," it's not happening. I want to punch that burger guy about as much as I want to punch the guy who talks with his mouth full of chips on the Taylor KIA ad.

posted by dell_diva on Feb 06, 2012 at 09:20:10 pm     #  

I thought it was a nice self-depricating idea. Self aware but hey were fun.

posted by CynicalCounsel on Feb 07, 2012 at 01:12:03 pm     #