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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Friday Failures #20- Sonic Fans & Domino's Pizza

Hello ScoFans!

I decided to mix up this Friday thing. There's only so long you can laugh at peoples typo's right?

So I am now going to look for strange news stories or stories from my life to make fun of (but occasionally we might go classic Facebook style)

Perhaps I should be the first Friday Failure though because I forgot to mention if people still want to contribute to the Drunken Blogger, they can just leave a comment in the comment section of that post with their contribution (see convenient link on right of page)


The first story of our new Friday Failures section relates to our friend Sonic here.

For those of you who don't know, which I'm assuming is none of you, Sonic 4 is shortly going to be released by Sega (You all knew that, right?). This was supposed to be a triumphant return of sorts for Sonic to the gaming world, but it has made some of the fans of the original games pretty upset.

They're upset because they thing this new game, from the video's they've seen, doesn't measure up to "Classic Sonic". And they're letting Sega know just how upset they are.

They're so upset that they've decided to start a petition.

They're so upset that they're going to boycott Sonic 4.

They're so upset that they're going to give Sega free money.

Wait.. what?

Yes, these fans haven't quite worked out how a boycott works. Instead of buying Sonic 4, they are instead going to go out and by the original Sonic on the day Sonic 4 is released.

If they're the hardcore Sonic fans they make themselves out to be, chances are they already own this game and as many people have already pointed out, the only thing they're really accomplishing is giving Sega money.

I'm sure Sega don't really care. Money is money right? No matter where it comes from or what circumstances it was received under.

Secondly, Domino's Pizza.

I know a lot of people aren't fans of Domino's (I'm guessing from American sitcoms), but this isn't about how bad their pizza tastes. If you have 30 seconds, take a look at this..

Okay, I know what you're thinking. There was a report this week that said that 75% of Australians are either obese or overweight (Cop that America. Now who's the fat bastards?) so Domino's wanting people to eat healthy should be a good thing, right?

Well, a coworker of mine went into Domino's this week and requested one of these pizzas but asked for no cheese because they're allergic to dairy.

The person behind the counter looked at her confused, went and got the manager, and the manager came out and said "I'm sorry, we can't do that because you might sue us"

The manager explained that because the commercial says the pizza's are 389 calories, everything in them is measured extremely carefully and none of the ingredients are allowed to be varied, even if it will reduce the calories.

To think this whole problem could have been avoided if they'd said "Less than 390 calories"

Who works in the Domino's marketing department anyway?

I was going to say that they might lose sales because of this.. but they won't. My coworker figured as long as she was there she would order one of the greasy unhealthy pizzas if that's what it took to get no cheese.

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  1. Is there such a thing as "bad pizza"? I'd send you money but I'd be afraid you'd just turn around and give it to Sega.

  2. LMAO!
    I'm intrigued by the pizza! I love the calorie count!!! Yummm...!!

    I'm a video game fan...never a fan of Sonic, though.

  3. Pizza is like sex. Even when it's bad, it's still pretty good.

  4. Sonic ruled back in the day! How can they change him?!

    That pizza thing is hilarious, but I can't say I'm surprised. It's the kind of ridiculous thing that happens nowadays. Next they'll probably start getting people who order variations on their pizzas to sign an agreement, to say they won't sue if the ingredients or calories differ slightly.

    Or...maybe your friend really was planning to sue, did you ever think of that? In fact, I bet you put her up to it.

  5. what????!!!!! but then again, who eats pizza without the cheese??

    i don't know - cheese & pizza, they're kinda like the heart & the blood.

  6. Serious FAILs there...I'm not the brightest Crayon in the box but even I know that boycott isn't going to produce the desired effects.

    Really? Y'all are fatter than Americans? That's hilarious....

  7. Everyone point and laugh at the fat Aussies.

    I don't buy it that you're fatter than us. I just don't. Have you seen one of us lately?

  8. I had not heard of the sonic thing, I am excited now, I used to love it when I was younger :)

  9. Scoman, again with the funny! You also might want to check out how Weight Watchers has teamed up with McDonnalds! You heard correct, boys, check it out!


  10. i get my pizza without cheese, too... but not from domino's. and i miss the old sonic. all this new shit confuses me.

  11. I didn't know so many of you were fat over there! hehe :)

  12. I love that brilliant boycott.

    There's no arguing with fast food logic. Oh, and the diet thing has gone too far. Taco Bell has some diet menu now.

  13. I heard McDonalds was doing some sort of "health special" for the Olympics and people got all up-roarish. I'm not sure what the story was. And Sonic? Where are people even going to buy all these old games. I looked everywhere for Nintendo 64 Mario Cart the other day and couldn't find that. And I for one love Dominoes pizza.

  14. LOLZ, it's like no one at Dominos knows what the calories thing means. It's so funny it's scary.

    Dominos taste just okay here, but some people make a huge fuss about how awesome they taste for some reason. I'm boggled.

  15. I come here looking for Friday Facebook Fails and you give me Sonic.


  16. I want to play sega and eat pizza now. Thanks.

    I'm a hillbilly darlin I don't know what paypal or money is! :)

  17. Pizza with no cheese....life aint worth livin! Holly

  18. oh wow ... I don't even know what to say about the sonic thing. Oh wait - I just DID say something - "Oh wow!"


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