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Vintage Burger King Logos Help Celebrate the Anniversary of the Whopper

Vintage Burger King Logos Help Celebrate the Anniversary of the Whopper

Advertising
Unbeknownst to me until last weekend, Burger King is raising a big fuss to celebrate the 55th year of its Whopper sandwich. I've been known to patronize their restaurant from time to time, so imagine my delight when I saw that they're splashing their old logos all over their food packaging. Below are scans I took recently, featuring vintage Burger King logos of the past: This is the original Burger King logo, and dates from the around very beginning of the franchise -- once known as Insta-Burger King -- in 1955 all the way through the 1960s. You can get a larger version here. Here's the next version of the mascot -- apparently also known as Kurger Bing according to Wikipedia -- which debuted in 1971. He lasted until the late '70s, when he was replaced by the more realistic-lo
Total freakout, maaaan!

Total freakout, maaaan!

Advertising, Rants
I've been known to enjoy one or two of these so-called "fast food" ham-burgers in my lifetime. I know they're no good for me, and I don't care. And sure, if something I order isn't prepared correctly or just not available, I have gotten annoyed. That's simply because I don't suffer incompetence lightly. But the level of betrayal exhibited by the people in Burger King's new "Whopper Freakout" ad campaign is simultaneously amusing and disturbing. Some customers were confused and mildly upset (Emo kid at the 1:11 mark) by the loss of the Whopper, while some became wistful and nostalgic (goatee dude at 3:18). And when their precious Whopper is secretly replaced with Folgers Crys...ur, another burger, some customers became downright apoplectic (start at 5:30). The campaign is su...
The one and only king

The one and only king

Games & Toys
I might as well come clean - I am obsessed with The King. I love all the commercials; the creepier the better. And I just know I'm not the only one. But sadly, there has been a dearth of King-related merchandise. The Halloween mask was made in such limited quantities that it was long gone before I even found out about it. The video games released last year do me no good since I don't own an Xbox. So imagine my delight when I found out Burger King was selling Super Bowl XLI King bobbleheads! Sure, I had to buy a Kids Meal to get them but it was worth the momentary embarrassment. I mean, look at it! Alas, I was only able to secure this style and one other before they went away. I've seen the rest on eBay, but I cannot bring myself to pay nine bucks in shipping for what amounts to less tha...