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Date: 12/13/08 06:21 PM

120 Responses to Whopper Virgins

  1. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    December 13, 2008 at 4:22 pm
    Link: Whopper Virgins - Burger King commercial where Whoppers are taste-tested on people who have never seen a hamburger before.
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    Xan238 Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2008 at 6:27 pm
    kinda pretentious if you ask me...
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    tamitha Female 13-17
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    December 13, 2008 at 6:37 pm
    it seems pretty stupid.
    the theory behind it is anyway, but it was kinda cool when you actually saw the foreign people
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    mikopop Male 13-17
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    December 13, 2008 at 6:37 pm
    Its all personal preferance. Who really cares if people who never had a burger have one. Pointless really.
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    DrJack Male 13-17
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    December 13, 2008 at 6:39 pm
    Sorry, I don`t eat much meat. I`m not an animal rights activist; I just don`t like the taste.
    The video was somewhat amusing though.
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    DrJack Male 13-17
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    December 13, 2008 at 6:40 pm
    "FFS...I hate advertisement.. every second word is a lie."
    Don`t forget politics! ;-)
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    Eichenkatze Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2008 at 6:42 pm
    I can`t put much into these videos. It`s completely biased and full of lies as most advertisement is.

    You`ll never find out truthfully which is better because although they put in some "Big mac" selections, the vast majority is whopper or no preference to ensure that it looks like they either don`t know or chose the whopper as the vast majority. It`s a commercial and full of lies..

    "Whooper virgins are real people and not actors"
    truth to a point- They key to advertisement. They may not be professional actors but they are people taken off the street and told what to say, what to wear and what to do.

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    I_like_quiz Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2008 at 6:42 pm
    lol, Why keep obesity in the US? :P
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    Sorax3 Male 13-17
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    December 13, 2008 at 6:42 pm
    Meh.
    The question is, why wasn`t there a burger from wendy`s an option?
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    amaqdrinker Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2008 at 6:50 pm
    capitalist exploitation and the artistic ego know no bounds!
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    eggsnham Male 13-17
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    December 13, 2008 at 6:59 pm
    because we couldn`t just keep america in america
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    eggsnham Male 13-17
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    December 13, 2008 at 7:01 pm
    and it even said in the end that they ate more of the native food than their own
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    boredfjord Male 13-17
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    December 13, 2008 at 7:24 pm
    Haha interesting. I`m hungry now.
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    wtmac Male 30-39
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    December 13, 2008 at 7:39 pm
    That looked fun, I would have loved to had been on that film crew.
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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    December 13, 2008 at 7:56 pm
    Well..i`m officially hungry. Off to the fridge!


    Oh and as fior whoppers VS Big Mac. I usually prefer BK but if there is a closer McDonalds i`d eat it. It`s not a huge deal for me.

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    Pilanus Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2008 at 7:56 pm
    "How does this compare to seal?" "I like seal better"

    I think it would be great if we could try some of the foods that they eat too.

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    Andyl Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2008 at 8:01 pm
    This would have been a nice video if it weren`t deep down just another way for the filthy capitalists at Burger King to get us to give them our money.
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    c0dy Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2008 at 8:02 pm
    that is effing creepy, top link on IAB and i`m eating a whopper and fry atm :|
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    djmofo117 Male 13-17
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    December 13, 2008 at 8:05 pm
    i wouldnt be surprised if they threw up........ i would think after your body is exposed to such fresh none processed food for so long i couldnt imagine how you could down something so greasy and bad for you...... although i enjoy McDonalds i have had numerous occasions of throwing up after eating burger king
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    hehehenerd Male 13-17
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    December 13, 2008 at 8:08 pm
    The next day, they virgins died...
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    Guy6870 Male 13-17
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    December 13, 2008 at 8:11 pm
    I wonder if the people who tried the burgers got addicted to the food?
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    mikeeegeee Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2008 at 8:14 pm
    I, for one, thought this video was incredible. If only because it offered a nice healthy dose of perspective.

    Djmofo, get off your high horse. Fast food is not toxic.

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    Chiefy Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2008 at 8:15 pm
    Show me a whopper that ACTUALLY looks like that from a Burger King, and ill show you that i`ve been keeping jesus in a small room in my house.
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    Abacab2112 Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2008 at 8:16 pm
    Andyl
    Male, 13-17, Europe
    254 Posts Saturday, December 13, 2008 8:01:06 PM
    This would have been a nice video if it weren`t deep down just another way for the filthy capitalists at Burger King to get us to give them our money.
    ------------------
    Filthy capitalists?

    Somebody needs to lay off the Noam Chomsky.

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    d_katman Male 13-17
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    December 13, 2008 at 8:19 pm
    notice they were all skinny...
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    mikeeegeee Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2008 at 8:21 pm
    Chiefy, I was pleased to see that the whoppers in the video actually resembled those that come from burger king. Kind of frumpy, sloppy, messy looking. A far cry from the ones they show in their other commercials.
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    Chiefy Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2008 at 8:26 pm
    Commercial ---

    Real ---

    Nuff said

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    Shadowspirt Male 13-17
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    December 13, 2008 at 8:34 pm
    I agree I don`t see it how it did not make them sick for awhile.
    I went camping out in the woods for about a month and ate only what I hunted or found like berrys and the like. Then when I came back and went to Burger king and got a burger it made me sick for awhile. It took me about a week to get used to junk food and the like. I would think that spending your whole life instead of just a month without crap food you would be a lot worse off than I was.
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    keith2 Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2008 at 8:39 pm
    well at least they showed that some people chose the big mac or had no preference, and that the guy at the end still prefers seal meat.. maybe it isn`t them who is missing out on hamburgers, maybe we`re missing out on some good seal.
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    MORNAF1 Male 13-17
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    December 13, 2008 at 8:41 pm
    the thing about this, it being sponsored by burger king, how many did they leave out who said "big mac"

    anyway, very interesting, just helps me concrete my want to travel the world

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    Mariam67 Female 18-29
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    December 13, 2008 at 8:42 pm
    I saw a commercial like this on tv, but how is that supposed to prove that the burger is good? They are the worst judges ever because they have nothing to compare it to!
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2008 at 9:07 pm
    "truth to a point- They key to advertisement. They may not be professional actors but they are people taken off the street and told what to say, what to wear and what to do."

    Uhh... no. Trust me. They would have the biggest lawsuit from Macdonalds.

    "The question is, why wasn`t there a burger from wendy`s an option?"

    We`re talking about real fast food chains. They offer potatoes... drat them.

    "Show me a whopper that ACTUALLY looks like that from a Burger King, and ill show you that i`ve been keeping jesus in a small room in my house."

    YOU`VE BEEN KEEPING JESUS!!! Because all my whoppers look like that. They know me by memory down there.

    "Filthy capitalists?
    Somebody needs to lay off the Noam Chomsky."
    Agreed

    "maybe we`re missing out on some good seal."

    We are. drating Peta

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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2008 at 9:10 pm
    Now for the generic points.

    I`ve been to a place where no one there has tried real fast food, but they have heard of hamburgers. They even had a "Burger King" there. First time I saw a burger king serve hotdogs.

    This was when I was younger. I grow up on processed food. They used REAL non-processed meat. I hated it. I wasn`t used to it. Now that I think about it, if I were to try it now, I would probably like it.

    And it doesnt surprise me that people who`ve never tried it prefer the whopper. It taste closer to regular meat.

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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2008 at 10:17 pm
    Ok. Lots of things.
    1) Why not a Burger from Wendys?
    Hardees? KFC`s Burger? A Pizza? The Veal Burgers at La Moda? The Bison Burgers at that place in NC I went to once? Etc.

    It was just a quick comparison check.

    2) Burger King, in my opinion, has the best ratio of Advert to Reality when it comes to burger presentation. That`s why they`re my fave. (Although KFC does very well in that department too).

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    whipsmart Female 18-29
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    December 13, 2008 at 10:18 pm
    That Marilyn chick`s face is not helping me focus.
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    mushie_mush Female 18-29
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    December 13, 2008 at 10:19 pm
    those people had the awesomenest clothes.

    too bad three days later they`ll all be like this...

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    popcorncali Male 40-49
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    December 13, 2008 at 10:41 pm
    who put this on here? a burger king employee? and what for, other than advertising? this wasn`t amusing ... it was a stupid ad
  38. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    December 13, 2008 at 10:44 pm
    At least it was semi honest. They showed people preferring the other hamburger, preferring their own food, refusing to eat it.

    But the whole inspirational music thing?

    HA.

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    Shellie84 Female 18-29
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    December 13, 2008 at 10:54 pm
    am i the only one who thought this was sad introducing clearly western crappy culture on people who ultimatly dont need it?
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    bonzoello Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2008 at 10:58 pm
    Can anyone say Corporate Imperialism????
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    jdjd5883 Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2008 at 11:06 pm
    i got some american beef the first lady can have. she can even have it her way too. right...right...come on, aahh forget it.
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    Philomath Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2008 at 11:08 pm
    Ok, as far as fast food goes, I prefer BK to McD. But, c`mon!

    "Have you ever had a hamburger? No? Well try these two. They`re made from some of the cheapest materials available and still technically be a hamburger."

    Give them a Whopper, Big Mac, and a burger made from some ground chuck and seasoned with something besides a handful of salt and see who picks what.

    Secondly, I could just hear the ad dept.: "What if we pitched Whoppers to people who`ve never had burgers before? We could corner the market!" Perhaps I, too, have been reading a bit too much Noam in my semester off...

    Finally, I prefer seal meat as well.

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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    December 13, 2008 at 11:11 pm
    Just remember that they never cited it as a study.

    Though they sure did sell it off as one.

    D:

    I`m trying so hard to play both sides of the fence here.

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    jdjd5883 Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2008 at 11:12 pm
    IN-N-OUT BITCHES!!!!!!
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    duckinfuh Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 12:44 am
    why are we advertising a fast food restaurant?

    admit it. someone got paid to put this link up.

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    silversoul46 Female 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 12:47 am
    they went to villiages where the houses are shacks, do you think they had anything good food wise? wouldn`t their opinion be bias? Like if all you had to eat in your life was rice and water, a burger wouldn`t taste good no matter what brand it was? Talk to competitive eaters, they`d know which was better.
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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 1:19 am
    It was an interesting enough cideo. Not because "OMG they liked Burger King!" but because you got to see parts of the world that haven`t heard of burgers, let alone tried them.
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    beternal Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 1:22 am
    I`m English and I`m a whopper virgin!

    I`ve had burgers sure, but never a whopper - they just look icky

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    jimbobsthebe Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 1:44 am
    I`m English and I`m not a whopper virgin!

    I`ve literally slept with hundreds of burgers.

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    D3 Male 13-17
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    December 14, 2008 at 2:51 am
    silversoul, that`ll be the only food they eat, so to them, that might taste good, but to you, it won`t.
    It`s like marmite, some people love it, some people hate it.
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    xaxxonjolly Male 30-39
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    December 14, 2008 at 4:33 am
    WENDYS!? Are you kidding? Who the hell has heard of Wendys? No really, it`s an advert for an international chain, they`re competing with McD`s, why would you mention Wendy`s?
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    sleepingsun Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 4:42 am
    Maybe this is just me, but at one point they said they needed fast food outlets close enough to the locations that the food wouldnt go cold, or something along those lines- in that case, that proves there is a BK/McD`s near enough to the `test` locations for the people there to have almost definitely heard of them, and probably even tasted them. Maybe I`m just being pessimistic, I dunno.
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    Ghostofme16 Female 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 5:10 am
    Wendy`s is better anyway lol...
    That was cool though
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    kaffebaggel Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 5:14 am
    Wow man, that`s Stacy Peralta!
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    alice_x Female 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 5:37 am
    I had to download something to watch it..
    sack that, sorry.
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    nirosaki Female 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 5:41 am
    I saw this on TV.. I cried alittle.
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    domisgood Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 5:51 am
    wow that was really incredible, great idea.

    Sleepingsun, they got people from the rural, poor areas and took them to the towns so they could get fresh burgers, then they went to the villages and cooked their own burgers

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    Berenice Female 13-17
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    December 14, 2008 at 6:00 am
    You know, I`ve never tried either

    Of course, I`ve eaten a hamburger, but I`ve never tried a Whopper or Big Mac

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    B3N0C1D3 Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 6:18 am
    See a lot of people asking why was burger x or burger y involved? It`s simple really, BK and McD`s are the two largest franchises in the market, and those burgers are their public `face` so-to-say. The testing methods were understandably well done. Don`t see what`s so confusing there. Oh and to this little comment:

    "Am I the only one who thought this was sad introducing clearly western crappy culture to people who ultimately don`t need it?"

    Shellie84, I took the liberty of correcting your post grammatically so future readers wouldn`t misinterpret the phrase `introducing crappy western culture to` with `introducing crappy western culture on`. Nobody was forced here. But hey, nothing is stopping you from running around like a beheaded chicken outside your local Burger King spouting the evils you saw here today. Then again, they`ll probably just get annoyed with you ruining their meal. Rough world. Tim-tam, anyone?

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    Lockon Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 7:24 am
    Oddly enough, the results were in Burger King`s favor.
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    Zero_ini Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 7:40 am
    This is retarded, McDonalds bigmac is nasty and you don`t need a blind taste test to know that. McDonald has processed meat that can stay at room temperature without refigeracion. The french Fry`s naver go bad. All the drinks at the soda fountain is flat and waterdown.
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    Drahcir Male 13-17
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    December 14, 2008 at 8:51 am
    Obviously completely biased. This video actually made me cry because of how welcoming and respectful the rest of the world are compared to westernised places.
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    boredfjord Male 13-17
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    December 14, 2008 at 9:00 am
    Damn, there are a lot of McDonald`s haters. I love McDonald`s :-D
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    pixiechick81 Female 30-39
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    December 14, 2008 at 9:07 am
    My god does it seem sick and twisted to anyone else. I mean is it now America`s goal to spread the obesity epidemic to the entire world? Jesus this this so wrong!
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    B-b-beccah Female 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 9:25 am
    This is actually a really interesting idea, I was surprised that they actually showed that some people preferred Big Mac to the Whopper and it was on a Burger King website.

    But now I`m actually really hungry for a burger...I`ma go to Harveys. :D

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    tornadofdoom Male 13-17
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    December 14, 2008 at 9:54 am
    That was surprisingly interesting. I thought it would be your stereotypical stupid advertising idea.

    I still hate both Mcdonald`s and BK though. Or fast food in general.

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    manicwhite Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 10:09 am
    powerfull
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    Discomonkey Male 13-17
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    December 14, 2008 at 10:11 am
    Forget Global Warming, Rising sea levels, war, anything...No one can escape fatty fast food.

    Still tho...Stacy Peralta=Ledgeamundo

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    letsgopoping Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 10:27 am
    this has been the best video uploaded in a looooong time...
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    amaqdrinker Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 10:42 am
    this is a commercial, any commercial that tries to come across with some type of integrity is full of sh*t, especially a fast food commercial. this was millions of dollars (at least) spent on all of this, and the only purpose is for you to go buy their food. advertising has become a disgusting thing that shamelessly exploits anything and everything just to make a buck. i blame the 1984 apple commercial.
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    ragerobot Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 10:57 am
    This is fascinating.
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    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 11:13 am
    And without a shred of hesitation people are bemoaning that America is ruining other cultures!

    I think there were those that loved the burgers, however, I felt that the majority felt they were alright, but would prefer their own cuisine, like the last interviewee in Greenland. Hardly an oppressive takeover of a foreign culture.

    I also liked how the film crews and producers tried the local food and seemed to genuinely integrate themselves with the inhabitants.

    People rail against big business and corporations for their supposed inhumanity. I understand its a commercial and its designed to sell products, but instead of paying some actor for a 30 second spot they involve international cultures in a very original idea that I believe has benefited everyone involved.

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    pighumper Male 30-39
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    December 14, 2008 at 11:14 am
    i wish i had never ate one of those burgers. im a burger slut.
  74. Profile photo of Dakkar
    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 11:15 am
    One last thing,its a burger, these people won`t balloon to 350 pounds because they sampled one. Even if they had local McDonalds and BKs, were they could get fries and supersizes, they wouldn`t see an obesity problem. Its because they are not half as sedentary as Americans and are active, I would assume, pretty much everyday.

    The true problem in America is not solely fast and fatty foods. Most of the problems stem from pure, unadulterated laziness.

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    skillz3333 Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 11:30 am
    i eat many burgers each month and i cannot seem to gain any weight...someone help me please
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    Seak Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 11:31 am
    Made me hungry for some whoppers.
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    TheSharpest Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 11:41 am
    It was a mildly interesting experiment, `till they made them choose between the 2 burgers. Then it became a questionable commercial.
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    amaqdrinker Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 11:52 am
    "People rail against big business and corporations for their supposed inhumanity. I understand its a commercial and its designed to sell products, but instead of paying some actor for a 30 second spot they involve international cultures in a very original idea that I believe has benefited everyone involved."

    how do you not think that commercials are completely out of control? its as if they made the materialism of capitalism even more materialistic by making the products image more important than the product itself. how can you not watch tv and be completely baffled by the fact that billions of dollars are spent every year based on the premise that if you watch this commercial then you might buy this product? the state of american capitalism is out of control and commercials are one of the most obvious side effects of that.

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    frenchroast Male 30-39
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    December 14, 2008 at 11:53 am
    The natives food looked waaaay better, made me want to get Thai food. Also, notice how few overweight people there were.
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    Cheese84o6 Male 13-17
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    December 14, 2008 at 12:22 pm
    It`s a crime that they went to these pure cultures and made them eat that tainted, disgusting food.
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    amaqdrinker Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 12:28 pm
    "It`s a crime that they went to these pure cultures and made them eat that tainted, disgusting food."

    unfortunately cheese, a pure culture is a fairy tale.

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    Poreka Female 13-17
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    December 14, 2008 at 12:50 pm
    That was interesting.
    But rather than say which burger they preferred, I`d like to hear their opinion on the burger and if they like it`s taste and if they could eat another would they.
    ...they all had nice skin.
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    Poreka Female 13-17
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    December 14, 2008 at 12:53 pm
    "It`s a crime that they went to these pure cultures and made them eat that tainted, disgusting food."

    ...eh?
    They were just trying it. It`s not like they`ll get addicted and try and go get another.

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    Paul1582 Male 13-17
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    December 14, 2008 at 1:26 pm
    "How was the burgers? Which one did you like better?"
    Hm, they tasted exactly the same. I think I need a few more so I can choose.
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    PS4Master Male 13-17
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    December 14, 2008 at 1:48 pm
    did anyone notice that some of the taste testers had watches on?
  86. Profile photo of Dakkar
    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 1:50 pm
    I`m not going to blame a company for trying to sell its product. If American citizens are informed consumers they will know what they can and cannot buy, and what is worthwhile and what is not. If not, they purchase outside of their means and we wind up in our current situations.

    Materialism is not controlled by the corporations, its controlled by the image people draw of themselves. Perhaps the corporations act as sharks, preying on this human weakness, but don`t we all want to make a dollar?

    It`s exploitation only because humans allow themselves to be exploited. Chastising these companies is ignoring the root of the problem. I can ignore all of these commercials and life comfortably within my college student means. I have friends, likely with addiction disorders, that purchase unnecessary products and struggle to pay rent. It can be a trial, but it is easily possible to ignore the superfluous commercials.

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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 1:53 pm
    Okay, I`ve had enough of people saying I (yes, I put the link up) was paid to put this here.

    Hundreds if not more commercials have been put up on this site before, why the f*ck can`t I put up some other commercial bound to start a discussion?

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    Shanir Male 30-39
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    December 14, 2008 at 2:20 pm
    Doesnt even load for me :P
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    Shanir Male 30-39
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    December 14, 2008 at 2:28 pm
    yay it worked i thought it was really good! I like how some places havent been corrupted like in other parts of the world!
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    amaqdrinker Male 18-29
    2245 posts
    December 14, 2008 at 2:36 pm
    "It`s exploitation only because humans allow themselves to be exploited. Chastising these companies is ignoring the root of the problem. I can ignore all of these commercials and life comfortably within my college student means. I have friends, likely with addiction disorders, that purchase unnecessary products and struggle to pay rent. It can be a trial, but it is easily possible to ignore the superfluous commercials."

    well as long as you aren`t affected on your pedestal then everyone else can eat sh*t. these companies know that they are exploiting people, as heads of these corporations they have a lot of power and they abuse it to squeeze every last penny out of the consumers. i`m no communist but our capitalist system is f*cked and fueled by greed.

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    amaqdrinker Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 2:39 pm
    and those "superfluous commercials" are a multi-billion dollar industry.
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    scottyFTW Male 13-17
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    December 14, 2008 at 3:06 pm
    opie definitely wasn`t paid. that was barely even promoting burger king. it was just interesting to see peoples reactions.
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    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    And if your going to end up with leprosy, who blames them for not eating fast food.

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    undeadonion Female 18-29
    213 posts
    December 14, 2008 at 4:23 pm
    Christ, some of you are so full of poo.
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    CinematicD Female 18-29
    239 posts
    December 14, 2008 at 4:43 pm
    this just made me want a whopper
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    daruiz Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 4:44 pm
    one of the coolest ad campaigns ive seen in a long time, but i still prefer the big mac.
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    leahers Female 18-29
    130 posts
    December 14, 2008 at 5:06 pm
    "i like seal meat better"
    hahahaha
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    Armanith Female 18-29
    354 posts
    December 14, 2008 at 5:12 pm
    The first time I saw this on T.V. I was thinking to myself "did they honestly just advertise that?" makes me wonder what people were thinking..
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    vintagepizza Female 13-17
    447 posts
    December 14, 2008 at 5:19 pm
    Even though this video was nice, I just know I`m being advertised to and it ruins it a little.

    But they went to ROMANIA!!!!! What an amazing country.

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    vintagepizza Female 13-17
    447 posts
    December 14, 2008 at 5:21 pm
    And the seal meat guy reminds me of this video I saw of this American family who lived with a family in Peru. And the Americans cooked them fried chicken but they still thought Guinea Pig meat tasted better!
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 5:52 pm
    Thank you, Scotty.
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    mutantsimon Male 18-29
    44 posts
    December 14, 2008 at 6:17 pm
    Whopper over Big-Mac any day of the week and twice on sundays!
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    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 7:28 pm
    Probably go unnoticed but,

    amaq, I`m not trying to look down on people. I was merely providing an example of a person who doesn`t rush out and buy the newest whatisit just because of a flashy commercial. I know of plenty of others it was just most convenient to cite myself.

    And of course capitalism is run by greed. The basic definition is to spend money to make money. And it is in large part responsible for luxuries and lifestyles we take part in today.

    I know that they are greedy and I know that the commercials are a tool. But they aren`t going to stop or tone down until it is apparent that the populace has gotten wise. I`m sorry, but I feel if someone sees an iPhone and can`t control their urge to buy it, then that person deserves all the consequences.

    I don`t see a major overhaul to the economic system as necessary. People just have to budget and learn some self-restraint, that should go a long way.

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    penguinazul Female 18-29
    471 posts
    December 14, 2008 at 7:35 pm
    Damnit, now I want a burger..
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    amaqdrinker Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2008 at 8:05 pm
    i see where you`re coming from dakkar but i still think that companies are truly in the wrong when they market the way they do. you know those bose commercials? those are honest advertisements. they simply state that this product does this well. that`s an international corporation and they choose to not try and manipulate the consumer. i`m not saying we should take any legal measures to change these things, the owners of these corporations just need to not trick the consumer. i`m advocating honest business over manipulation. this commercial, is obvious bullsh*t. they threw a ton of money at something that they wanted to seem really impressive when they should have just told the consumer whats on the sandwich. these big businesses like this make the least sense anyway. everyone already knows what a whopper is and what a big mac is, they`ve already made their decision on what they like more. this money just seems thrown away to me.
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    Gerbear Female 18-29
    1186 posts
    December 14, 2008 at 8:19 pm
    Wait. Hold the phone. They`re going to GIVE them Whoppers? Are they trying to spread this unhealthy food to all corners of the globe? WHY?! They`re Whopper Virgins for a reason.
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    Dakkar Male 18-29
    1256 posts
    December 14, 2008 at 8:53 pm
    Understandable, and good example from Bose. Its been a while since I have seen one, but from what I remember, the straightforwardness is nice compared to other commercials.

    I think though that some industries benefit greatly from the manipulation. Purchasing an audio system can be a worthwhile investment and demands some research. However, fast food usually depends on which restaurant is closest and most convenient. BK needs the manipulation to encourage people to maybe take the extra 2 minutes to get a better tasting burger. That`s just the way these "burger wars" have escalated.

    I too would just like to see honest commercials, but, realistically, we`re going to be stuck with the manipulative ones. And of course I want to keep the government out, so people just need to ignore the manipulation. Much easier said than done in today`s society though.

    Eventually, I think the information age will help make the transition to honest commercials, but we`ll see.

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    aBISS Male 13-17
    506 posts
    December 14, 2008 at 9:05 pm
    If that last guy thought seal meat tastes better than a whopper, then i wanna try that seal meat.
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    sporka Female 18-29
    818 posts
    December 14, 2008 at 9:59 pm
    This is absolutely bizarre.
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    Jaruzel Female 13-17
    54 posts
    December 14, 2008 at 10:45 pm
    posting the pictures of the advertised whopper and the real one reminds me of a time that i got a big mac that looked like it came straight out of the commercial
    my friends and i were all in awe and just stared at it for a few seconds before i actually ate it hahaa
    it was pathetic lmao
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    realblender Male 18-29
    536 posts
    December 15, 2008 at 2:43 am
    they`re giving people who live 15 minutes away from the fast food joint the food? i see a flaw in your plan film peoples.
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    coolbananas Female 18-29
    859 posts
    December 15, 2008 at 6:18 am
    now i want some Hungry Jacks (thats burger king in australia).
    mmmm
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    amaqdrinker Male 18-29
    2245 posts
    December 15, 2008 at 9:13 am
    i think i can agree with that. i`m actively ignoring their advertisements by not owning a television but if i have a chance to voice my opinion against their actions, even if its just in an online forum, i`m going to. just so people think about something that has become such an accepted part of american culture.
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    Negative_One Male 30-39
    2584 posts
    December 15, 2008 at 9:45 pm
    They should show them vomiting afterwards.
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    hassassin Male 18-29
    2 posts
    December 16, 2008 at 10:23 am
    Super size the world...... very healthy....
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    Concetra Male 18-29
    2051 posts
    December 16, 2008 at 12:26 pm
    "product tasting test". kind reminds of the time when people from 3rd world countries were being experimented on without knowing what the side effects were going to be.
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    cookii Female 18-29
    1299 posts
    December 16, 2008 at 1:47 pm
    This was fascinating and disturbing at the same time.
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    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
    2557 posts
    December 19, 2008 at 12:35 am
    -.-
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    Boredx12 Female 13-17
    1655 posts
    January 14, 2009 at 9:27 am
    I have my whopper virginity and I never plan to lose it.
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    dlemaire Male 18-29
    27 posts
    March 21, 2009 at 8:00 pm
    Over half our BKs in Texas have closed. I miss the Whopper.

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