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(ThisIsLondon)   Kids have nightmares after seeing commercial where brown blob of Marmite devours humans   ( divider line
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8786 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Mar 2005 at 11:35 PM (12 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2005-03-15 09:28:46 PM  
Not because of huge blob but because they mentioned marmite. Eww.
2005-03-15 09:38:07 PM  
You can see the ad here:

/too lazy to html
2005-03-15 09:41:15 PM  
I've tasted marmite. I don't blame them.
2005-03-15 10:09:01 PM  
four said their children refused to watch television after seeing it

And thats a problem??
2005-03-15 10:58:49 PM  
To lazy to RTFA, but not so lazy that I can't make a link out of faxinator's post: (pops)
2005-03-15 11:02:27 PM  
Could be the blob, or it could be X The Unknown
2005-03-15 11:06:11 PM  
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"Truth in Advertising" regulations must be a little strict in the UK.
2005-03-15 11:23:50 PM  
I once got setup by a bunch of Australians in a hostel in Berlin with what I believe is the Australian equivalent- Vegemite. They gave me a jar of this chocolatey looking stuff so I put a healthy dollop on the bread and bit in, never once thinking twice about how every Aussie in the hostel was gathered around the table, poker-faced, and watching.

I am told that my reaction was hilarious, at the time I wanted to die.
2005-03-15 11:28:49 PM  
OK, the guys and gals that did the PR for this are geniuses-

Marmite Hate Site
2005-03-15 11:34:51 PM  
"They mean to win Wimbledon"

Fortunately, Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Brainsample will eat the blancmange, and Angus Podgorny becomes the first Scotsman to win Wimbledon fifteen years later.
2005-03-15 11:38:58 PM  
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2005-03-15 11:39:30 PM  
Is marmite one of those yeast pastes they eat in England and Australia?

I am an American and don't know (but, like our own Richard Gere, I speak for the whole world).
2005-03-15 11:39:37 PM  
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2005-03-15 11:42:30 PM  
That is quite possibly the best-acted commercial I've ever seen.
On a side note... what's "Marmite"?
2005-03-15 11:42:36 PM  
Two words - Nasty shyte.

I had a British girlfriend for some number of years. One day, she thought it was time that I tried Marmite (I vowed never to touch the glop). At the time, I was making a sandwich in the kitchen. She snuck up behind me, reached around and stuck a wad of it in my mouth. Fortunately, I close to a sink, which I promptly vomited into.

Either love it or hate it is right. If you like Marmite on bread, chances are you'd like festering toe puss on a cracker as well.
2005-03-15 11:44:47 PM  
Wow. I sure moved to the UK in a hurry.
2005-03-15 11:45:06 PM  
Yeah it's a yeast paste and like the advert says you either love it or hate it. Personally i'd prefer to lick a cows bunghole than eat marmite/vegemite.
2005-03-15 11:48:55 PM  
Can you spread it on Spam(TM)?
2005-03-15 11:49:06 PM  
I like Marmite slathered on a slab of feta cheese & sprinkled with Bac-o's
2005-03-15 11:50:05 PM  
If we limit ourselves to European (and American) food, there isn't much that really alarms folks as much as yeast pastes, except maybe haggis and bacalhau (if they don't see it coming). I think we've all had a chance to taste each other's odd specialties by now ....

... or am I wrong? What's the (Euro/American) item that makes foreigners back off in fear?
2005-03-15 11:51:08 PM  
I like how you can only view it if your a UK resident...uh, do they not think people will lie and say they are when they aren't....dummies.
2005-03-15 11:51:12 PM  
Funsucker: Wow. I sure moved to the UK in a hurry.

Yea, I hadn't know it was as easy as back-n-re-click. Bam I'm in england.
2005-03-15 11:52:49 PM  
"Are you in the UK?"
[ ] Yes | [X] No

"Sorry, to view this ad you need to be resident in the UK."
2005-03-15 11:53:51 PM  
marmite is goooooood. then again i'm a kiwi and it's used more often than peanut butter here.
2005-03-15 11:54:02 PM  
Yup, that would've scared me as a kid.

That goddamn salt monster on Star Trek was bad enough.
2005-03-15 11:54:14 PM  
mmmmm... Marmite.... yeasty
2005-03-15 11:54:23 PM  
... the Marmite slogan "You either love it or hate it".

This is such a typical misuse of the Law of the Excluded Middle: Either A Or B. In fact, if you have tasted Marmite (and I have), there are other options. For example, you can like, but not love it. You can be reasonably indifferent to it. You can loathe it. Or, like myself, you can have a desire that festers for the rest of your life to track down the inventor of this abomination and give him/her the lingering, painful death he/she so richly deserves.

There are other alternatives, as well, but what's the point?

/Once painted a piece of toast with Marmite and left it out for the feral neighborhood cats to eat. They never took a bite.
2005-03-15 11:54:58 PM  
Halfmast Trousers: I know what haggis is, but what's bacalhau?
2005-03-15 11:56:44 PM  
my Eastern European friends thing peanut butter is disgusting.
2005-03-15 11:57:00 PM  

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2005-03-15 11:57:38 PM  
Does it taste like a yeast infection?
/not that i've tasted ....nevermind
2005-03-15 11:57:52 PM  
Tasty on toast, but not nearly as tasty as Corbomite.
2005-03-15 11:58:38 PM  
Marmite/vegemite is so versatile you can even use it as thermal grease for your CPU heatsink!
2005-03-15 11:59:46 PM  
Trail Mix: Trail Mix

Halfmast Trousers: I know what haggis is, but what's bacalhau?

Bacalhau is a Portuguese speciality: dried salted codfish. (Called bacalao in Spanish and bacala in Italian, since it's not strictly Porguguese, though they were first).

It looks like a dried out salty old fish husk, but after you soak it in water all night and eventually boil it and serve it with onions and whatnot, it's quite good. As in, as long as no one saw the origins, they wouldn't complain.
2005-03-16 12:00:51 AM  

"Are you in the UK?"
[ ] Yes | [X] No

"Sorry, to view this ad you need to be resident in the UK."

Oh wait, I AM in the UK. Forgot for a sec. I live in Stains, it's not far from where the queen lives. Recognize!
2005-03-16 12:01:59 AM  
Ok, I'm still in the dark, its yeast paste? WTF is that? How is it made?

Sounds extremely nasty
2005-03-16 12:02:31 AM  
$240 worth of Marmite...Awwww Yeah....

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2005-03-16 12:02:38 AM  
jdybka: jdybka

my Eastern European friends thing peanut butter is disgusting.

... and my Eastern European wife thinks peanut butter is just fine. Because, logically, peanut butter is just ground-up peanuts, and no one in Europe has a problem eating peanuts. Duh. Europeans are so lame some time. Like Nutella is okay, because that's made from ground-up hazelnuts instead, but with chocolate flavor added. Dorks.
2005-03-16 12:02:39 AM  
I had an Australian roommate for a few years. She kept a big tub of vegemite in the closet. (In retrospect, my god: in the CLOSET?!)

Anyway, it was truly nasty.
2005-03-16 12:03:09 AM  
Trail Mix/Halfmast Trousers
Uhh... What is haggis?
2005-03-16 12:03:35 AM  
Kind of makes one wonder what a nightmare would taste like.
2005-03-16 12:04:02 AM  
This reminds me of when I was like six years old and I was terrified of "Bonkers" bubble gum commercials where gigantic fruits would fall onto people out of nowhere.
2005-03-16 12:05:12 AM  
"Beware of the Blob, it oozes and it crawls and it..."
forgot the rest. loved the movie, staple of Saturday afternoon monster movie watching.

It should not be paired with marmite, which should be fed to evil clowns to speed their demise.

How can an entire race (yes, race, using Marmite/Vegemite as a quantifier) be so deluded? HOW CAN THEY NOT KNOW?
2005-03-16 12:05:19 AM  
I think we can all agree on one thing:

Marmite has some of the best PR/Advertising people ever.

That ad and their website rock. I bet these people could move cans of expired horse urine.
2005-03-16 12:06:03 AM  
Halfmast Trousers: It looks like a dried out salty old fish husk

Dried opelu is quite common in Hawaii, but you eat it that way, whole thing all crunchy.

My dad took his Marshallese employee to a Mexican restaurant and he "couldn't eat that stuff" meaning a burrito and refried beans.
2005-03-16 12:08:34 AM  
2005-03-16 12:09:08 AM  

Dried opelu is quite common in Hawaii, but you eat it that way, whole thing all crunchy.

Reminds me of how in Sri Lanka, they asked me if I wanted "dry fish," so I said sure, so they busted out some dried whole fish about small trout size and put it to a grater over my plate. I guess they must soak it in pepper oil before drying, because that shiat was hot!!
2005-03-16 12:10:42 AM  
Marmite sucks.
Vegimite rules.

Its always amusing watching peoples reactions when they first eat either of them. The look on their face is always the same, its a WTF? are you trying to poison me look.

I grew up eating vegimite and cheese sandwiches and love the taste, but us australians are funny that way.
2005-03-16 12:11:16 AM  
Halfmast Trousers
"What's the (Euro/American) item that makes foreigners back off in fear?"

2005-03-16 12:11:18 AM  
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