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Why do they torture me
So now there are Jack in the Box ads on Adult Swim.

There isn't a Jack in the Box for six states.

It was my favorite fast food joint when I lived in CA, and I even liked the ads. It gave me a wave of 'homesickness' for Berkeley, I haven't been to the Bay Area in too long I think...

Same for Sonic, which has been running ads on cable networks up here despite being several states away.

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z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: April 16th, 2006 05:06 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I have, for several weeks now, been consumed with a ferocious lust for the chicken tenders at Church's. Our intrepid field researcher, ardaniel, has determined that the nearest one is in Philadelphia.

(Yeah, that's right, Church's. I used to go to the one near my home in Oakland all the time. Yes, I lived in the ghetto. It seemed like a good idea at the time.)
lizzielizzie From: lizzielizzie Date: April 16th, 2006 05:11 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Great. Now I have an Elvis earworm.

"In the ghetto..."
z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: April 16th, 2006 05:18 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
"... the mighty ghetto, the homeboys sleep tonight... "
lizzielizzie From: lizzielizzie Date: April 16th, 2006 05:18 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
bitch!!!
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 16th, 2006 05:23 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Ohi'mbube Ohi'mbube
frustratedpilot From: frustratedpilot Date: April 16th, 2006 04:51 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
The sound of gunfire
Off in the distance
I'm getting used to it now
Lived in a Brownstone
Lived in the ghetto
I've lived all over this town
--"Life During Wartime", Talking Heads
weaktwos From: weaktwos Date: April 16th, 2006 05:17 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Well, if those fast food venues aren't in your neighborhood, surely you're healthier for it. ;-)

But yeah, you oughtta come out and visit this fine state. ;-)
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zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 16th, 2006 09:13 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Yeah, that heart-stopper from Carl's Jr. tasted great. You just don't want to eat it too often. :-)
etherial From: etherial Date: April 16th, 2006 01:36 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

re: Jack in the Box

They seem to have been selectively culled from states I've visited.
booniesbill From: booniesbill Date: April 16th, 2006 09:44 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I'd FedEx you one from the left coast (if the plane I'm waiting for ever gets there - Chicago weather = bad, airport wireless = good ), but it would be all congealed once it arrived.

Ewww, congealed.
ninjarat From: ninjarat Date: April 17th, 2006 02:43 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
The funny thing about restaurants and fast food joints is that you miss the ones that aren't anywhere near. Like when you pulled a bootlegger turn into a Dunkin' Donuts :).
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 17th, 2006 02:52 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I did miss DD the entire time I lived in California. :-)
pfloyd From: pfloyd Date: April 17th, 2006 01:48 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I can truly say that I've never dined at a Jack-in-the-Box. The only Sonic I've visited was in Glasgow KY.
I can't really think of a chain restaurant from another area that isn't up here (seeing as how the only place outside of this state that I visit is northern Virginia).
However, until the past couple of years, after my first visit to Manassas VA, there hadn't been a 7-11 in the Worcester area. (The closest I knew of was in Sunderland MA.) Now there is one on Grafton Street, and has been there for maybe about five years now. But I want one in my neck of the woods in Worcester, so I don't have to spend twenty minutes in my car driving across town just to get a Slurpee.
(Manassas, btw, in my observations, is a hatching ground for 7-11s. There's at least one street corner where there are two of them next to each other.)
twipper From: twipper Date: April 17th, 2006 02:05 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I was also questioning the "Bare Essentials" make-up ads last night, given Adult Swim's 18-34 male age demographic.

Unless of course the make-up people are chasing the SO's of the target demographic, which oddly enough worked with my wife...

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