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2012-04-12 09:21:14 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2012-04-12 09:32:42 PM  
I loved their film festivals.
 
2012-04-12 09:34:01 PM  
So, Mike and Ike are gay?

No wonder the candy always tasted like felching.
 
2012-04-12 09:59:55 PM  
Ike was becoming addicted to Facebook.
 
2012-04-12 10:01:05 PM  
Way to grab media attention in the wake of a murder involving skittles.

No one eats that sh*t beside crack heads and white trash. Who cares.
 
2012-04-12 10:01:08 PM  
ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2012-04-12 10:01:51 PM  
Does anyone else here think the idea behind this is kind of stupid?
 
2012-04-12 10:02:14 PM  
Who and what?
 
2012-04-12 10:02:20 PM  
I swear I thought my daughter had drawn all over the Ike name on her huge Easter box of Mike and Ikes(which I ate).
/Thought she was going crazy till I use the QR scanner thingy with my phone
 
2012-04-12 10:05:22 PM  
THIS IS BIG NEWS
THEY ARE AN IMPORTANT CANDY
/America, remember when you all voted on who would or would not nuke the fark out of a foreign country based upon your beliefs or fantasies of who or who would not be the next ruler and master of the free world?
Well, your undying attention to this sort of shiat is what got us into this shaittsunami in the first place.
/a befuddled American
//paying taxes for gahwd knows what.
 
2012-04-12 10:07:17 PM  
They're spending $15 million dollars on promoting a sucky candy that nobody likes?
 
2012-04-12 10:08:19 PM  
Evidently nothing was learned from the tumultuous Terrence & Phillip break-up.
 
2012-04-12 10:10:13 PM  
Wait.. Mike and Ike are gay?

No wonder the candies are shaped like suppositories.
 
2012-04-12 10:10:26 PM  
My daughter will be crushed to hear about this. She's a huge fan.
 
2012-04-12 10:11:06 PM  
Reminds me of when the hip-hopified digem' smack
 
2012-04-12 10:11:25 PM  
Meh, it achieved the marketing goal of making me think about a candy that I hadn't thought about in years. If I liked Mike and Ike's it might even have made me crave some, but those things are nasty.

Ya, its a dumb marketing campaign but that's the thing about our society. It doesn't have to be smart to work.
 
2012-04-12 10:11:48 PM  
Who cares about candy that you would only ever buy at a movie theater?
 
2012-04-12 10:12:19 PM  

wookiemonster: They're spending $15 million dollars on promoting a sucky candy that nobody likes?


This. They're farking gross and the only people I ever saw eating them when I was growing up was the adults who also liked black licorice. Bleh.
 
2012-04-12 10:12:50 PM  
This is what happens when people with actual creative talent refuse to join the marketing departments found in the shiatty corporate environment. Someone has to come up with new ideas.
 
2012-04-12 10:14:12 PM  

wookiemonster: They're spending $15 million dollars on promoting a sucky candy that nobody likes?


The ad agency is the big winner here.
 
2012-04-12 10:14:26 PM  

NannerPuss: Meh, it achieved the marketing goal of making me think about a candy that I hadn't thought about in years. If I liked Mike and Ike's it might even have made me crave some, but those things are nasty.

Ya, its a dumb marketing campaign but that's the thing about our society. It doesn't have to be smart to work.


For an article in the New York Times, it does read an awful lot like a press release.
 
2012-04-12 10:15:18 PM  
FTA: The character Mike wrote on Tumblr on Tuesday: "So over it. Instead of all this hassle, now I'm just gonna jam." Later, he adds, "I can't wait to share with you all the stuff I have in mind - sick music festivals, dope new songs, a music video." Whether that sounds to consumers like a hip youngster, or a marketer in a swivel chair impersonating one, will determine the success of the campaign.

Save the rest of your money, we already know the answer to this. Here's a hint - it doesn't sound like a "hip youngster".
 
2012-04-12 10:15:50 PM  
Golly gee whiz, I wonder if they'll reunite at some point in the future, garnering even more free press?
 
2012-04-12 10:17:37 PM  
southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com

Single.
 
2012-04-12 10:18:43 PM  

wookiemonster: They're spending $15 million dollars on promoting a sucky candy that nobody likes?


YOU TAKE THAT BACK RIGHT NOW!!
 
2012-04-12 10:18:49 PM  

A Terrible Human: This. They're farking gross and the only people I ever saw eating them when I was growing up was the adults who also liked black licorice. Bleh.


Black Licorice is extremely popular in Sweden

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2012-04-12 10:20:35 PM  
i.somethingawful.com
 
2012-04-12 10:20:54 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: So, Mike and Ike are gay?
Back in the '70's they were "Fruity" Mike & Ike and wore "gay (18)90's" hats. We were told it was gay folk hiding in plain site, like the Village People and Sonny Bono.

 
2012-04-12 10:22:22 PM  
upload.democraticunderground.com
Everyone can't be as happy as these two.
 
2012-04-12 10:22:48 PM  

bgddy24601: FTA: The character Mike wrote on Tumblr on Tuesday: "So over it. Instead of all this hassle, now I'm just gonna jam." Later, he adds, "I can't wait to share with you all the stuff I have in mind - sick music festivals, dope new songs, a music video."


I actually feel embarrassment for whoever wrote that.
 
2012-04-12 10:23:05 PM  

Harry_Seldon: Black Licorice is extremely popular in Sweden


Yes I know about the horrible salty black licorice. Doesn't mean I have to like it.
 
2012-04-12 10:24:36 PM  

A Terrible Human: Harry_Seldon: Black Licorice is extremely popular in Sweden

Yes I know about the horrible salty black licorice. Doesn't mean I have to like it.


Yes, but Swedish women are hot. If you have salty licorice, you will get hot Swedish women.
 
2012-04-12 10:28:33 PM  
Sounds like they are trying to hard.

Just make sure your candy doesn't taste like ass and it will sell.
 
2012-04-12 10:29:31 PM  

kukukupo: Just make sure your candy doesn't taste like ass and it will sell.


... which is exactly why they need this advertizing boost.
 
2012-04-12 10:32:13 PM  

KarolinhaRosebud: FirstNationalBastard: So, Mike and Ike are gay?
Back in the '70's they were "Fruity" Mike & Ike and wore "gay (18)90's" hats. We were told it was gay folk hiding in plain site, like the Village People and Sonny Bono.


Yes, I remember them as "Fruity" Mike and Ike back in the day
 
2012-04-12 10:37:28 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: So, Mike and Ike are gay?

No wonder the candy always tasted like felching.


And you know this how?
 
2012-04-12 10:38:29 PM  
Mike caught Ike in bed with Mr. Goodbar.
 
2012-04-12 10:40:01 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Mike caught Ike in bed with Mr. Goodbar.


Hey, he got a payday out of it.
 
2012-04-12 10:40:30 PM  
Sounds fruity....
 
2012-04-12 10:40:58 PM  
Sad, yes. A long time ago the Gray Lady used to be something you could admire. Over a hundred Pulitzers, third in national circulation, the Pentagon Papers. Then Jayson Blair, widespread accusations of bias, and the Internet reducing it to an anachronism.

Now it's reached rock bottom. Pretending to be The Onion.

Sad, really.
 
2012-04-12 10:43:20 PM  

bgflores: FirstNationalBastard: So, Mike and Ike are gay?

No wonder the candy always tasted like felching.

And you know this how?


This.

/nttawwt
 
2012-04-12 10:46:33 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: TV's Vinnie: Mike caught Ike in bed with Mr. Goodbar.

Hey, he got a payday out of it.


Ike got Zero.
 
2012-04-12 10:47:10 PM  
My husband, whom I go to for most of my older pop culture references because I grew up overseas, asked if they were "...those ice cream guys?"

Had to suffer through them with a kind-hearted but tasteless babysitter in AAFES theaters growing up.

True about the pop culture. I didn't know who Shaft was.

/i got better!
 
2012-04-12 10:48:35 PM  

The English Major: FirstNationalBastard: TV's Vinnie: Mike caught Ike in bed with Mr. Goodbar.

Hey, he got a payday out of it.

Ike got Zero.


He'll make out okay though. He'll head down to 5th Avenue and get Good and Plenty for his kisses.
 
2012-04-12 10:55:48 PM  

A Terrible Human: wookiemonster: They're spending $15 million dollars on promoting a sucky candy that nobody likes?

This. They're farking gross and the only people I ever saw eating them when I was growing up was the adults who also liked black licorice. Bleh.


Heh. I like Mike & Ike's (original), love the berry blast version, and absolutely motherfarkin' HATE black licorice.

Marketing strategy is ... markety? Meh. It's aimed at the young'uns.

/hot tamales are awesome
 
2012-04-12 10:57:48 PM  
"Whether that sounds to consumers like a hip youngster, or a marketer in a swivel chair impersonating one, will determine the success of the campaign."

They call this the "Bobby Petrino" analysis.
 
2012-04-12 10:58:21 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: He'll make out okay though. He'll head down to 5th Avenue and get Good and Plenty for his kisses.


/snickers
 
2012-04-12 11:01:37 PM  

MBooda: widespread accusations of bias


Yeah. By Fox News.
 
2012-04-12 11:02:29 PM  

The English Major: FirstNationalBastard: TV's Vinnie: Mike caught Ike in bed with Mr. Goodbar.

Hey, he got a payday out of it.

Ike got Zero.


Really? I heard he got 100 grand. Wait till he finds out about the video with him and th three muskeeters that was uploaded to youporn.
 
2012-04-12 11:03:43 PM  

teeny: FirstNationalBastard: He'll make out okay though. He'll head down to 5th Avenue and get Good and Plenty for his kisses.

/snickers


I'm not laughing!
I can hear the Snickers behind my back!
 
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