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2008-02-28 02:33:13 PM  
C'mon, the company's name is "Sheetz"?
 
2008-02-28 02:34:31 PM  
I reloaded the page searching for the offensive picture because I knew it just couldn't be the word fricking stirring up all the controversy.

If church billboards can throw around the word HELL, this should get a pass.
 
2008-02-28 02:40:25 PM  
Many years ago, there was a billboard for a ski resort along I-81 in Wilkes-Barre that had the word "SNOW" upside-down (I don't recall why it was upside-down, it's been a long time). So I got to see a billboard reading "MONS" in giant letters every day for a few months, which was always good for a chuckle.

I saw the billboards in FTA when we were coming back from PA. As the father of two small children, I think some people really need to unclench once in a while.
 
2008-02-28 02:42:49 PM  
FTA: "We're kind of known for edgy, kind of brash advertising tactics, and we knew this would spark a certain amount of controversy," Jones said. "That said, we're proud of the campaign."

Frickin is edgy?

Well, gosh darn.
 
2008-02-28 02:47:01 PM  
oxxymoron: I reloaded the page searching for the offensive picture because I knew it just couldn't be the word fricking stirring up all the controversy.

megain.smugmug.com
 
2008-02-28 02:48:50 PM  
Megain: oxxymoron: I reloaded the page searching for the offensive picture because I knew it just couldn't be the word fricking stirring up all the controversy.

Well, there's a big, red cock on the billboard, what would you expect?
 
2008-02-28 02:53:23 PM  
Cornwell: Megain: oxxymoron: I reloaded the page searching for the offensive picture because I knew it just couldn't be the word fricking stirring up all the controversy.

Well, there's a big, red cock on the billboard, what would you expect?


lol. good point. here's a billboard view
megain.smugmug.com
 
2008-02-28 02:58:24 PM  
"DOUBLE FRICK!"
i81.photobucket.com
 
2008-02-28 03:00:20 PM  
Here is a douche to rinse the Ass Kickin' Chili Fixins from your weeping Boo-Hoo-Hoo hole.
 
2008-02-28 03:01:35 PM  
a man called and said he had small children and didn't think they should be exposed to that type of language.

Ned Flanders is real?
 
2008-02-28 03:08:12 PM  
I call "Fowl".
 
2008-02-28 03:18:49 PM  
Frick on a stick!!
 
2008-02-28 03:20:28 PM  
Sheetz is a gas station, don't be fooled!!!
 
2008-02-28 03:21:06 PM  
brap

Here is a douche to rinse the Ass Kickin' Chili Fixins from your weeping Boo-Hoo-Hoo hole.

So . . . when it weeps, that isn't normal?

Fraking heck.
 
2008-02-28 03:21:23 PM  
Wow people are offended by everything

/no im not new around here
 
2008-02-28 03:21:32 PM  
Carls Jr.: fark You, I'm Eating!

/first thing that came to mind
 
2008-02-28 03:21:38 PM  
Well, it was better than the original pitch:

GODDAMN DELICIOUS CRISPY-ASS CHICKEN, MOTHERF*CKER
 
2008-02-28 03:21:53 PM  
FredaDeStilleto: I call "Fowl".

Damnit. I was going to be all punny and say "fowl language." Now my lame joke is even lamer. I suck at the internet.
 
2008-02-28 03:22:08 PM  
Ned Flanders is real?

Well I'll be froodly-icked!
 
2008-02-28 03:22:24 PM  
Heroic Poser: "DOUBLE FRICK!"

not exactly clear on what that means.. but yes... yes i would
 
2008-02-28 03:22:28 PM  
Next up is an add campaign advertising their ultraportable chicken strips -- "Now you can take Sheetz anywhere."
 
2008-02-28 03:22:39 PM  
Frickin' Sheetz man!

"Effin A, Cotton, Effin A"
 
2008-02-28 03:22:59 PM  
Chuck Wagon: Ned Flanders is real?

www.teambio.org

Oh, my frickin' ears!
 
2008-02-28 03:23:00 PM  
Frack this.

/Frickin... What the frick. Who the frick fricked this frickin... How did you two frickin fricks...
//FRICK!
///Well, that certainly illustrates the diversity of the word.
 
2008-02-28 03:23:04 PM  
So they really wanted it to say:

Crispy farking Chicken?

This town sounds like land of teh morans.
 
2008-02-28 03:23:25 PM  
Would they prefer Crispy Farkin' Chicken?

/I smell sponsorship deal!
 
2008-02-28 03:23:29 PM  
I love it. The ad agency did their job well. And, to that end, for some reason, I feel like a crispy chicken sammich.

//Hmmm... Crispy frikin' chicken... Aaaaaaghhh......
 
2008-02-28 03:23:33 PM  
Fricassee?
 
2008-02-28 03:23:54 PM  
I fricking hate news articles that describe something, and can't be bothered to include a picture. Great, we know you have a huge snowman or caught those co-eds mid orgy, but pics or it didn't happen.

/Thanks above posters for doing the reporter's job for them.
 
2008-02-28 03:24:19 PM  
I definitely feel as though someone thought of the children.
 
2008-02-28 03:24:48 PM  
www.rossclurman.com

Throw me a frickin' chicken bone people...
 
2008-02-28 03:24:53 PM  
Mr. Frick says hello.
img165.imageshack.us
Frack unavailable for comment
 
2008-02-28 03:24:57 PM  
"what does frickin' mean, moommy?"

/maybe they just didn't wanna talk to their kids about it
//it's the gubment's job!
 
2008-02-28 03:25:09 PM  
I always laugh when I go to PA and see the Sheetz burger signs. It's bad enough getting a burger at a gas station.. but at a place named Sheetz?
 
zez
2008-02-28 03:25:34 PM  
A local car dealers commercial here went like this, "If you bought your car from somewhere else, you don't know Jack Schmidt!"

It ran for years.
 
2008-02-28 03:25:47 PM  
aniktwo: C'mon, the company's name is "Sheetz"?

That's the family name of the guy who owns the chain.

They sell hot dogs, or as we call them "Dog Sheetz". I pass a Crispy Frickin' Chicken billboard on my way to work every day.
 
2008-02-28 03:26:47 PM  
Well they could claim copyright infringement too... Fricker's anyone?
 
2008-02-28 03:26:52 PM  
Heroic Poser: "DOUBLE FRICK!"

That picture looks odd somehow but dear god she is sexy.
 
2008-02-28 03:27:20 PM  
Altoona fish sammich, anyone?

/it's what they're really known 4
 
2008-02-28 03:27:26 PM  
Heamer: Well, it was better than the original pitch:

GODDAMN DELICIOUS CRISPY-ASS CHICKEN, MOTHERF*CKER


Hee!
 
2008-02-28 03:27:27 PM  
Heroic Poser beat me to it.

Chuck Wagon: a man called and said he had small children and didn't think they should be exposed to that type of language.

I HIGHLY doubt that this man's small children can read. This man, in Hazleton, PA. Unless his small children are smart enough to read that going past at 45 mph, at their weird small child angle - that's assuming they are not glued to Spongebob in the backseat.

/Yeah! Spongebob!
//Attention span fading...
 
2008-02-28 03:27:36 PM  

Oh frick! That's much worse than the sign down my road...

Bubba's Butcher Barn
You Can't
Beat Our Meat!

 
2008-02-28 03:27:44 PM  
Who are you callin a cootie queen???
i74.photobucket.com
 
2008-02-28 03:27:48 PM  
As somebody else once stated...

All of England's convicts ended up in Australia
All of England's religious puritan freaks ended up in the United States

Australia ended up with the better end of the bargain.
 
2008-02-28 03:28:22 PM  
Sym_pathetic: FTA: "We're kind of known for edgy, kind of brash advertising tactics, and we knew this would spark a certain amount of controversy," Jones said. "That said, we're proud of the campaign."

Frickin is edgy?

Well, gosh darn.


/you beat me to it.
 
2008-02-28 03:28:30 PM  
Man this reminds me of my roommate's GF in college. She's one of those prissy uptight types from the midwest and she would feign mock shock when I would say the slightest swear word (damn, Hell and the like). Come to think of it, I didn't curse like a sailor at that time like I do now.

After being in the UK for 3 years the vernacular has rubbed of on me, and boy is she gonna be shocked when she sees me next. No doubt it will be a verbal assault on her "delicate sensitivities".
 
2008-02-28 03:29:15 PM  
There's a shiathole town near here which is by a dam. When entering the central business district you are welcomed to Whitney Point - "best by a dam site". Retarded, but I'm sure somebody has been offended.
 
2008-02-28 03:29:29 PM  
Fark advertisers, I know they love to push the envelope but most times they deserve to be pushed right back - over a cliff.
 
2008-02-28 03:29:55 PM  
There is a simple way to settle this. Everyone sing aloud!

Shut your fricken face, uncle fricker
you're a bona-fide ass-licking uncle fricker
you're an uncle fricker, yes it's true
nobody frick's uncles quite like you


Nope. Does not have that zazz. Frick is not an offensive word.
 
2008-02-28 03:30:28 PM  
Brad_Will: Many years ago, there was a billboard for a ski resort along I-81 in Wilkes-Barre that had the word "SNOW" upside-down (I don't recall why it was upside-down, it's been a long time). So I got to see a billboard reading "MONS" in giant letters every day for a few months, which was always good for a chuckle.

I saw the billboards in FTA when we were coming back from PA. As the father of two small children, I think some people really need to unclench once in a while.


You are a nerd. Most people aren't going to care about the latin word for mountain. And most people aren't going to automatically assume it refers to the mons pubis/veneris.

In fact most people that get offended by billboards don't even know what that shiat is.

Aside from that, I could go for some frickin chicken.

/lunch time
 
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