I just had so much gosh darn fun putting together my retrospective of fast food burger chain logos that I decided to turn it into a YouTube slideshow. Because some people just love slideshows. And as a special bonus I included audio extracts from vintage TV ads for some of the chains, like McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Dairy Queen, Arby's, Sonic, Jack in the Box, Hardee's, Carl's Jr., and Checkers/Rally's. Enjoy!
There is certainly no shortage of awful commercials out there these days. At best, most television ads are instantly forgettable; at worst, they me diving for my remote like it's the last slice of pizza. But I want to focus on the positive today - commercials (or whole campaigns) that actually make me stop and watch, and in some cases are more entertaining than the shows they're interrupting. The King (Burger King) I've made no secret of my love for all things Kingly. I know a lot of people are creeped out by the silent protagonist of Burger King's ad campaigns, who was resurrected in 2003 by the ad firm of Crispin Porter + Bogusky. Well too bad, because I love him and apparently so do many others. He's appeared in multiple campaigns, and was most recently converted to a breakfast-s