Sriracha pizza pretty much sells itself, right? But an ad agency in Israel thought Domino’s needed some promotional material with a bit more kick.
Hence this severed tongue, dressed in leather with a ball gag in its mouth, ready for a good whipping.
“You’re going to suffer and enjoy every moment,” the text warns.
The image, from advertising agency McCann Israel, was reportedly “leaked” online even though the ad was never intended to be published and never was.
Tim McIntyre, a rep for Dominos, told People Magazine that it was pitched but never approved.
“It never ‘officially’ appeared anywhere, because it was ill-advised, unfunny and not brand-appropriate,” McIntyre said. “In a word, it was stupid.”
I bet it doesn’t seem so stupid to them now that it’s getting all this online attention.
On Twitter, Domino’s is telling people that the ad was “unauthorized.”
Meanwhile in New Zealand… it’s “silly season,” the summer months when people are doing a lot of drinking and celebrating.
Apparently they are also doing some pretty stupid stuff.
The NZ Herald recently spoke with a patient flow co-ordinator at Middlemore Hospital in Auckland, and learned about all the dumb accidents they have been seeing lately.
For instance, a man was mowing his lawn when the blades got stuck on sticks and grass. He tried to remove the debris with his hand, and the blade shattered his bones. (He didn’t lose his fingers.)
Among other incidents they have seen are people sticking their tongues in blenders, smashing windows to break into their own homes, chopping their fingers when trying to cut frozen hamburger patties, and a number of chainsaw-related accidents.
“Summer is a time where we get a lot of sporting injuries, but we’ve also got lots of injuries that happen because people don’t engage their minds,” the hospital said.
Something strange happened at the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night.
Reese Witherspoon was in the middle of presenting the award for best actor in a supporting film role when a technical error caught her off guard.
A jarring audio clip of an apparent applause track started playing for a few seconds before it was quickly turned it off.
“What was that noise?” she asked. “It wasn’t me.”
Both Witherspoon and the confused audience laughed it off and moved right along. But what if that laughter was fake too?
Maybe everyone in the room was actually just a robot clone and everything about the SAG Awards was fabricated? We may never know.