Unsettling British pork advertisement


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I’m eating pork right now.


#3

Definitely not a human leg.

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#4

Jesus, this feels like something that belongs in the Beef and Dairy Network “universe.”


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“Pork. It’s Pig.”

This message sponsored by the Pork It’s Pig Council.


#6

Pork, the other very white meat.


#7

me too! just had roast pork and polenta for lunch.


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#10

That guy sounds exactly like the villain of numerous British horror movies/tv shows (the tone, the accent, the intonation). I have to wonder if that commercial is the reason why.


#11

If you really want retro commercial insanity, go no further than old Hungarian food spots:

I swear this has not been edited from the original to the best of my ability to determine.


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Notice how they don’t show anybody but the patriarch standing? Makes you think, don’t it? This isn’t their first meal.


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He sure does seem quietly furious about pork


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Isn’t it interesting how we call the meat of the fish and fowl we eat by the name of the animal, but mammal meat always gets a whole different word?


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British Pork… all we eat, right family? Pork… yes… that man who came 'round last week asking about me… not a bother anymore, right family? Pork… dig in.


#20

I was living in rural England during the beginnings of the bovine spongiform encephalopathy scare. My butcher insisted it was a hoax. He sourced most of his meat from local farmers (one reason I used him, the meat was delicious), and did end runs around local inspection policies. He was ultimately caught, and went out of business.