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October 21, 2004 8:31 AM   Subscribe

"No soup for you! Only salad!" The Soup Nazi stars in a Center for Consumer Freedom ad about overeating and the "calorie curmudgeons" trying to regulate it.
posted by armage (19 comments total)
Which disgusting snack food conglomerates started the Center For Consumer Freedom out of their concern for the public well-being?
posted by Mayor Curley at 8:42 AM on October 21, 2004

Well, isn't that just the acme of Pepsi Blue. Lowest common denominator corporate pimping smack on the front page.
posted by bifter at 8:59 AM on October 21, 2004

I thought the exact same thing - front group. Disinfopedia has the scoop.

Not that PETA doesn't deserve a spanking, mind you.
posted by O9scar at 9:02 AM on October 21, 2004

Overeating is as American as apple pie!

Mmmmmmm... apple pie.
posted by 4easypayments at 9:08 AM on October 21, 2004

Not that PETA doesn't deserve a spanking, mind you.

Except that PETA is an independent performance-art troupe, not a front for the vegetable and processed-soybean industry.
posted by deanc at 9:14 AM on October 21, 2004

You can already tell this is going to turn into a PETA Good vs. PETA bad thread. Put me down for "bad" here as well as in the Metatalk thread.
posted by bondcliff at 9:17 AM on October 21, 2004

"No soup or salad for any of you !", says TheocracyFishingNazi, "You discuss obscure Christian theologies of World Domination! NOW, or no soup or salad ever again!"
posted by troutfishing at 10:10 AM on October 21, 2004

When I saw these ads (I think they ran during The Daily Show after the first debate), I thought they were parody.

I'm guessing (before doing my research...) that it's the hydrogenated oil lobby...
posted by jpburns at 10:12 AM on October 21, 2004

"...the growing cabal of calorie curmudgeons trying to forcibly slim you down" ( ! )

Can I be in this cabal of calorie curmudgeons ? I always wanted to be part of a cabal.
posted by troutfishing at 10:13 AM on October 21, 2004

dunno what PETA has to do with this. count me "good" ... oh, i see. the other ad. um.

i saw the soup nazi ad the last time this embarassing group came up. i was disappointed to have yet another of my cultural icons dragged through the poop, but i know actors can get desperate for work ...

damn nanny culture! we should be able to do whatever we want! so where's the Center for Consumer Freedom ad about my right to smoke dope? or grow it, sell it, or buy it! consumers need to be free! oh, i guess that doesn't "fit their agenda."

Overeating is as American as apple pie!

amen, brother.

North Americans were consuming resources at a particularly fast rate, with an ecological footprint that was twice as big as that of Europeans and seven times that of the average Asian or African, WWF said.

"If we all reached the level of per capita footprint of the average North America, it is clearly an unsustainable situation. The planet clearly would not be able to sustain that level of consumption for very long," Loh said.

posted by mrgrimm at 10:17 AM on October 21, 2004

posted by PinkStainlessTail at 10:18 AM on October 21, 2004

O.K. now that I've followed the link provided by O9scar...

CCF is one of the more active of several front groups created by Berman & Co., a public affairs firm owned by lobbyist Rick Berman.

Why is Rick Berman doing this? Isn't the Star Trek cash cow working out?

posted by jpburns at 10:18 AM on October 21, 2004

Check out the other sites related (and linked from) this one:

In the about page of them, they start out "Are we biased? You bet!"
posted by jonah at 10:22 AM on October 21, 2004

Lisa: They can't seriously expect us to swallow that tripe.

Skinner: Now as a special treat courtesy of our friends at the Meat Council, please help yourself to this tripe. [Class cheers and runs to table loaded with tripe.]

Lisa: Stop it Stop IT! Don't you realize you've just been brainwashed by corporate propaganda?

Janie: Hmmph, apparently my crazy friend here hasn't heard of the food chain.

Uter: Yeah, Lisa's a grade A moron!

Ralph: When I grow up, I'm going to go to Bovine University.
posted by jonah at 10:28 AM on October 21, 2004

*Lows soulfully, kicks up heels, runs with herd*
posted by troutfishing at 10:38 AM on October 21, 2004

If I could have linked directly to the movie, I would have.

I just found the idea of the Soup Nazi berating overweight/obese people hilarious, especially since, to the government at least, I am "obese."

I could care less about what they think about PETA, that's for damn sure (though I do agree with their stance on "Nanny Culture" to an extent).
posted by armage at 11:24 AM on October 21, 2004

An interview with Al Yeganeh, the real soup nazi, and bonus recipe for crab bisque.
posted by euphorb at 1:25 PM on October 21, 2004


That's hydrogenated gold, PST. Yours?

And remember, everybody:

"Consumer 'Freedom?' This Calls For Philip... Morris..."
posted by soyjoy at 8:42 PM on October 21, 2004

armage, actually you can link directly to the videos, the links are at the bottom of the list of videos (labelled "Download video"). There's a Windows Media and Quicktime).
posted by filmgoerjuan at 2:26 PM on October 22, 2004

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