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inkkognito
03-09-2009, 01:13 AM
Okay, I am a Disney devotee, to the point where I live in Celebration and am the Orlando Theme Parks Examiner (which mostly means 'examining' the Disney parks). But with all that, their latest merchandising ploy disturbed me:

http://www.examiner.com/x-2200-Orlando-Theme-Parks-Examiner~y2009m3d8-Mickey-at-the-breakfast-table-Disney-brand-eggsyes-eggs

Eggs endorsed by Mickey? Stamped characters on the shell? Just a little weird.

JBWebber
03-09-2009, 01:18 AM
OMG! sorry I just laughed my backside off and had to reattach it. That is too funny, has our society degraded so far into the fast food nations that Disney has to endorse eggs so kids will want to eat them? What's next Mickey stamped yolks? Or disney branded bread?

Beach Bunny
03-09-2009, 01:25 AM
Mickey and several other characters to a brand of eggs produced by vegetarian chickens.
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f166/dolphindancer/smileys/doubt.gif ... So glad they decided against eggs produced from carnivorous chickens or cannibal chickens. You got to watch out about eating eggs from those kinds of chickens or you might end up with mad chicken disease.

JBWebber
03-09-2009, 01:31 AM
cannibal chickens. You got to watch out about eating eggs from those kinds of chickens or you might end up with mad chicken disease.

ROFL is that the disease where you hobble around in a circle clucking yer head off?

Beach Bunny
03-09-2009, 01:33 AM
ROFL is that the disease where you hobble around in a circle clucking yer head off?
It's the one where you can't stop doing the funky chicken dance. :D

JBWebber
03-09-2009, 01:37 AM
Oh...uh oh. I think I had that one. Er I mean I uh.... look shiny objects!

Fenika
03-09-2009, 01:45 AM
Oh good, now I can get Mickey Mouse endorsed salmonella, same as with every other egg brand.

Pagey's_Girl
03-09-2009, 01:50 AM
It's the one where you can't stop doing the funky chicken dance. :D

That explains this.... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGcdGNlKifY&playnext_from=PL&feature=PlayList&p=8AFF549CFC892301&playnext=1&index=3)

Seriously, though, that's just weird. (The eggs, I mean.)

Devil Ledbetter
03-09-2009, 02:07 AM
Oh good, now I can get Mickey Mouse endorsed salmonella, same as with every other egg brand.I know. Won't those cute cartoon stamps tempt little ones to break into the eggs uncooked?

Also, what is a vegetarian chicken? I thought the healthiest chickens were free-range chickens that eat grain as well as the occasional insect.

Carole
03-09-2009, 02:10 AM
Donald Duck orange juice has been around forever. Disney will get those dollars however they can! Guess eggs were a good next step. Soon they'll have the entire breakfast food market cornered. lol!

BenPanced
03-09-2009, 02:28 AM
At least your eggs will now match your toast! (http://disneyshopping.go.com/disney/store/Product_10002_10051_1236894_-1_13896__Mickey-Mouse-Mickey-Mouse-Pop-Art-Toaster)

Seaclusion
03-09-2009, 02:33 AM
I thought the healthiest chickens were free-range chickens that eat grain as well as the occasional insect.

All free-range means is that the chickens get to go outside every once in a while. Don't know if that makes them any healthier. May make them happier. I'll ask one sometime.

Richard

robeiae
03-09-2009, 02:35 AM
Oh good, now I can get Mickey Mouse endorsed salmonella, same as with every other egg brand.
Salmonella has been rebranded as "Goofy Barfing."

Devil Ledbetter
03-09-2009, 02:52 AM
All free-range means is that the chickens get to go outside every once in a while. Don't know if that makes them any healthier. May make them happier. I'll ask one sometime.

RichardI don't think you'd need to ask if a free range chicken was happier than one living in a battery cage (http://video.hsus.org/?fr_story=4fc85bb4a8d3f7e200fde60fa84b8833a6534b37&rf=bm).

Fenika
03-09-2009, 03:23 AM
I think the vegetarian bit is about not feeding the chickens beef by product or some such. But as I believe this to be illegal for commercial producers, it's basically marketing fluff, done by many companies.

Insects are thus not a prob in getting certified vegetarian fed.

Williebee
03-09-2009, 03:26 AM
I'm holding out for the Disney duck eggs.

I can see Goofy now:

"Hey Donald! Watch this...."

BenPanced
03-09-2009, 03:33 AM
Considering the price of eggs, how much extra do you have to pay for DisneyTM (C) (R) Reg. US Pat. Off. eggs in relation to "regular" eggs? Will you be a bad parent if you don't buy them for your little sproutlings? Can't you see what you're going to do to little AmberBritneyBrittanyAshleyJennifer and little BradleyJonathanJohnathonMaxwellPhineas and their self esteem? Don't you realize you're setting them up for total failure? Just because you won't buy them DisneyTM (C) (R) Reg. US Pat. Off. eggs, the kind their little friends have, your children will suffer the fate of having to go to community college. For shame.

I have a PowerPoint presentation around here that proves it...hey! Where's everybody going?

Beach Bunny
03-09-2009, 04:12 AM
:ROFL:

Pagey's_Girl
03-09-2009, 04:53 AM
At least your eggs will now match your toast! (http://disneyshopping.go.com/disney/store/Product_10002_10051_1236894_-1_13896__Mickey-Mouse-Mickey-Mouse-Pop-Art-Toaster)

:eek:

"OMG! Mickey Mouse appeared to me in a vision on my morning toast! It's a miracle!"
"You couldn't get the Virgin Mary?"
"No, she was booked to a store window in Upstate New York."

ETA - If I'm wrong and there really is a hell, I'm going there for sure....

2old2pb
03-09-2009, 05:53 AM
It's the one where you can't stop doing the funky chicken dance. :D

Naw, it's where you cluck "It's a small world after all.....".

BenPanced
03-09-2009, 06:04 AM
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f166/dolphindancer/smileys/doubt.gif ... So glad they decided against eggs produced from carnivorous chickens or cannibal chickens. You got to watch out about eating eggs from those kinds of chickens or you might end up with mad chicken disease.

http://pics.livejournal.com/benpanced/pic/00073s3s

Roar. Snarl.

Beach Bunny
03-09-2009, 06:12 AM
http://pics.livejournal.com/benpanced/pic/00073s3s

Roar. Snarl.

:scared:

Gawd, that's an ugly looking chicken

alleycat
03-09-2009, 06:15 AM
I only eat eggs endorsed by Foghorn Leghorn.

That's a joke. I say, that's a joke, son. Get it?

robeiae
03-09-2009, 06:26 AM
:e2point:
I say, that's boy's about as sharp as a bowling ball...

inkkognito
03-09-2009, 07:39 AM
At least your eggs will now match your toast! (http://disneyshopping.go.com/disney/store/Product_10002_10051_1236894_-1_13896__Mickey-Mouse-Mickey-Mouse-Pop-Art-Toaster)
I'm choking on my own spit LMAO over this thread. And Ben, you just gave me my follow-up story. Ironically, someone who lives in my town knows one of the people at that egg company (I posted it on our community intranet). It's a small world after all....

regdog
03-09-2009, 03:52 PM
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f166/dolphindancer/smileys/doubt.gif ... So glad they decided against eggs produced from carnivorous chickens or cannibal chickens. You got to watch out about eating eggs from those kinds of chickens or you might end up with mad chicken disease.


Not carnivorous chickens but chickens who have been been fed ground up fish remnants in their feed. Depending on what factory farm eggs you get, sometimes you can get a fishy smell when you crack the egg.

About the Mickey endorsed eggs. Is this really any different than Tony the Tiger endoring his sugary coated cereal or the Count endorsing Count Chocula, Captain Crunch etc. And on the truly pathetic cartoon endorement meter Joe Camel.

Dora the Explorer has her own cereal, Rugrats have fruity chews, Fred Flinstone has vitamins.

Children are a billion dollar market. They want the produts their favorite cartoons endorse. I'm surprised no one thought of this sooner. Now if they can just figure out how to get brocolli to grow in a Mickey Mouse shape.

alleycat
03-09-2009, 03:56 PM
Which came first, Disney or the egg?

Pagey's_Girl
03-09-2009, 05:19 PM
Now if they can just figure out how to get brocolli to grow in a Mickey Mouse shape.

I've seen people grow square watermelons by putting clear boxes around them to force them into shape. Maybe it would work with broccoli?

jubileerocker
03-09-2009, 08:28 PM
Those eggs don't look all that edible. The picture of the fried egg, that's not how a fried egg should really look to me

selkn.asrai
03-09-2009, 08:42 PM
Okay, I am a Disney devotee, to the point where I live in Celebration and am the Orlando Theme Parks Examiner (which mostly means 'examining' the Disney parks).


You live in Celebration??? Is the grass really plastic? :P Another failed attempt at utopian community. I've heard it's relatively normal there now, though. I'd examine the Parks all day and set up a tent in Animal Kingdom. :) Lucky you.

Re: eggs. I think it's over-the-top, but I'm not really surprised. They surpassed band-aids a long time ago, so. They're reaching a little now--considering they've used every other product I can think of at present.

Sweetleaf
03-09-2009, 09:19 PM
When I saw this thread I thought you were talking about Easter Eggs! I mean Disney Easter Eggs are nothing new, but real eggs? That's mental! They'll slap a brand on anything nowadays!

Still, not as bad as choc chip pancake covered sausage on a stick...