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04 September 2007 @ 09:28 pm
Dominoes Oreo pizza  
Okay, if you have not been watching TV, you may have missed this one. Dominoes is now advertising a dessert pizza. $4.00 with any other order can get you an Oreo pizza. You heard me. Oreo pizza.

Looking at this, I am left with the sense that Dominoes needs to stop filling out their focus groups with homeless mental patients.

"Look at me, Dominoes. Shoeless Eddie tells ya what to make. You make a pizza outta Oreos, I eat that all day. I loves me some Oreos. I eats Oreos on anything. You drop a whole bagga Oreos inna dumpster, I pick through that dumpster with a smile. Here you do now: take a big ass thin crust like a tortilla. You take a bagga Oreos and just step onem widda combat boots. Smusha cruncha. Thems you put onna crust. Pour over all that a big bottle of Kayopectate and I eat that all day. Wash it down with Cranberry Pepto Bismol, don' care iffa CIA reads my thoughts, all they hear is Oreos and Dominoes. Now where my ten bucks?"

There. That should fulfill my political incorrectness quota for the month. Meanwhile, you look at that commercial and tell me I haven't called it right. Warning: that link opens a video of insidious... well, okay, inventive... no, well, fine, utterly stupid advertising.
Current Mood: pleased with myself
nata5 on September 5th, 2007 06:29 am (UTC)
Heh.. if I was on a certain drug that pizza would absolutely be the most awesome thing to have. However I'm not which means that I don't want that pizza.... as much. Still a small amount of sick curiosity is tugging at me.

It would be something I would invite people over for a movie night and say I'm getting pizza. Get a few pies and that. Then see who eats it.
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on September 5th, 2007 11:58 am (UTC)
I'd be very interested in the results. Not enough to actually take a bite, mind you... but more in watching the faces of others as they take their first bites.
la contessina del bosco di monte ciraulofishberryjam on September 5th, 2007 08:11 am (UTC)
I saw that ad yesterday or the day before ~ first thought ~ disgusting!!!
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on September 5th, 2007 12:00 pm (UTC)
Ali's first comment on the whole idea came after a long pause: "Eww!"
Ace Lightning: eats03acelightning on September 5th, 2007 08:58 am (UTC)
their focus group, and their target audience for this product, is not homeless mental patients, it's stoners. "oh, man, i've got the munchies so bad... let's order pizza! hey, wow, like, dessert pizza! lotsa crushed-up Oreos and vanilla frosting... wow, duuude, sugar rush! let's get two of 'em!"

actually, it sounds kinda good...

Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on September 5th, 2007 11:58 am (UTC)
Unbalanced vagrants, stoners... sounds like the same thing, some days. ;)
Ace Lightning: brainacelightning on September 6th, 2007 07:03 am (UTC)
actually, homeless people are more likely to be winos or junkies (or meth-heads) than pot-smokers, or else they are similarly incapacitated by untreated mental illness. but there are more than you might think who are neither addicts nor lunatics, perfectly rational people who are homeless for one reason or another. i have an online friend (he doesn't do LJ, though) who chose to live on the street for about three years when his then-wife threw him out of the house. he'd been unemployed for about a year, having been caught up in the dot-com collapse, and she felt that a husband's main purpose in her world was to support the family. he had some money coming in from his veteran's pension, and he calculated it carefully, and determined that he could live fairly well on his pension, as long as he didn't have to pay rent. and he lived in a relatively mild climate in central California. he even continued to spend a lot of time online, by hanging out in a local community college and using their connectivity. in return, he helped a lot of the students with their homework. he never accepted money from anyone, although if someone offered to buy him a meal or something, he'd take it. he often had more food than he could eat, which he gave to other homeless people. eventually he got work again, and also his mother died and left him all her remaining assets, so he's now living under a roof again - with a new fiancee. (and he's older than i am!)

i came perilously close to being homeless myself a couple of years ago, too...

Blind Zen Archerbzarcher on September 5th, 2007 11:24 am (UTC)

Couldn't they at least put ice cream on it? That much frosting is gonna taste like sugary library paste.
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on September 5th, 2007 12:00 pm (UTC)
I must admit that I'm not even that fond of Oreo bits in ice cream. I don't find that I like things in ice cream much. I like my ice cream soft serve and simple, you know?
Blind Zen Archerbzarcher on September 5th, 2007 12:43 pm (UTC)
I can certainly understand your feelings. I like it now and then, but I can see where you're coming from.
Katkatmoonshaker on September 5th, 2007 12:32 pm (UTC)
Man, that is a fricking wack commercial. That said, I don't think I'd want an oreo pizza although I do like the cinnamon pizza that Papa John's makes.
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on September 5th, 2007 12:39 pm (UTC)
I'm just left cold by the idea of dessert pizzas. Then again, since I don't eat pizza in the first place, I simply might not be the target demographic.
Katkatmoonshaker on September 5th, 2007 01:17 pm (UTC)
That would make sense. OTOH I am in the target demographic and I think the whole thing is disgusting... both the idea and the commercial... waaaay too sweet for me even when I get depressed and want to eat sweets like they're going out of style.
Kitsune: Cranky Sidhekitsunegeek on September 5th, 2007 02:53 pm (UTC)
Oh dear Gods! That is so far beyond disgusting I have no words to describe it. I have to agree with you that for the most part, dessert pizza is just wrong. There is a local place here, Papa Murphy's, that does take-and-bake pizzas (they make them, you pick them up and cook them at home) that offers a dessert item that is more of a cinnamon strudel than a pizza in any way. The "frosting" is a glaze that comes in a separate container, so you control how much you use. I like that one. And there's another place, that I can't remember the name of that has a dessert pizza that is really a huge apple danish cut into slices. But squished Oreos and goopy frosting on pizza crust? Gross!
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on September 5th, 2007 02:55 pm (UTC)
Now see, those other things you mention, I hardly think of as "pizza." They don't fit the definition, to me. I suppose it makes for good shorthand, though, and they seem to be communicating the concept to their target demographic, so I won't argue with results.

That said? Just no.
Ace Lightning: eats03acelightning on September 6th, 2007 07:10 am (UTC)
they're defining "pizza" as "a thin round crust of some sort, with stuff on top of it, baked and served warm". (i don't think the crust of the Oreo pizza is regular bread-like pizza crust; it's probably some sort of pastry crust.) this is why i've seen a flour tortilla brushed lightly with melted butter and sprinkled generously with cinnamon sugar, baked until the sugar starts to melt and the tortilla gets crisp, and called some sort of "pizza". but, yeah, ultimately it's a marketing gimmick. Domino's sells pizza; they want to sell a dessert item; they come up with something that meets the broadest possible definition of "pizza", so as not to break the association with Domino's.

E. Steev Ramsdelltranscendant on September 5th, 2007 03:19 pm (UTC)
Pizza Hut has had dessert pizzas for a while, though you mainly only see them during their lunchtime buffets. The ones they make, however, are things like apple or berry (I've never been entirely sure what kind of berry), and fell more into the pie mold. So, desert pizza can be done...

but an oreo pizza? I'll pass, thanks.
docjeff on September 5th, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)
When I saw this commercial the other night, I'd just returned from the vomitorium so thought it was a hallucination brought on by too much "That 70s Show". Then I saw it again.

No thanks. If I ever want an OREO, I'll eat it out of the package as intended. Putting it on pizza is just disgusting. Well, more disgusting than just your plain average pizza is by default.

Alfy's Pizza - not sure if that's everywhere but it is here - had a peanut butter & jelly pizza once. Just the thought of that really put me off pizza period. Then the inability to digest dairy sealed pizza's fate in my life.
Erinlivethlfe on September 5th, 2007 07:28 pm (UTC)
It is an absolutely ridiculous commercial.

On the flip side, I need to bring you with me to work one day and introduce you to people who are both mentally ill and have nothing to do with the dumpster-diving stereotype :)
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on September 5th, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
Would be interesting. I've known quite a few people over the years with quite the range of issues between them. Some of them were able to live on their own; some weren't and were under care of various levels. Still, I suspect your line of work brings you into contact with some rather good ones. ;)
Erinlivethlfe on September 5th, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)
I think you'd be fascinated by some of my cases, especially the ones who are highly religious. I've only run across one Pagan in my experience as a social worker, but man do my clients help support my theory that Christianity does more harm than good.
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on September 5th, 2007 10:48 pm (UTC)
My thought on this is that a person ought to be well-grounded in physical reality before attempting to apprehend the nature of the spiritual world.
Naomiomimouse on September 6th, 2007 01:18 am (UTC)
Granny Weatherwax's little 'exam' in Lords and Ladies comes to mind, now.