What the hell, Burger King?

Burger King has a facebook application, apparently, s.t. you can drop 10 of your friends for a Whopper.

1. How fucked up is this?

2. Although I suppose it’s a good excuse to prune friends lists.

3. But who wants to prune friends lists?

4. I suppose if one is going to drop people anyway.

5. Are there ten friends who have that seriously pissed me off lately? No, at most there are three.

6. But why can one not drop a bunch of friends, then re-friend them, then drop them again for yet another Whopper, then re-friend them, over and over and over again until Burger King is gloriously bankrupt and the roads of Palo Alto are paved with Whoppers?

7. Well, I guess if I really wanted 54 whoppers.

8. Or, per 6, an arbitrarily large n of whoppers with the aid of ten co-conspirators.

9. Do ten people on my FL want to join me in this conspiracy and fuck Burger King for our own amusement?

10. Or does someone want to actually look at the application and the TOS and find where some sharp young lawyer thought of this already and ruled it out by contract or software?

11. If not, perhaps I shall create 10 dummy facebook accounts and then defriend them. Over and over again.

12. One can even write a script to do this automatically.

13. Were I the CEO of McDonald’s, I’d immediately offer a hundred grand to the first programmer who could write a script to do that and release it on the internet.



9 Responses to “What the hell, Burger King?”

  1. Jeff Albert Says:

    Of course, having already investigated this,I know that it is one free whopper per FB account. So I guess the dummy accounts are the answer.

  2. Paul Gowder Says:

    So the script would have to register one a bunch of garbage FB accounts too. Easy enough. Easy enough. All they need is unique e-mail addresses, and anyone who owns a domain name has an unlimited number of unique e-mail addresses…

    (What does it say about the way my mind works that the first thing I think about when anything new comes out is how it can be used to screw people over?)

  3. Paul Gowder Says:

    (perhaps it says that I should have stayed in the business side of the music industry)

  4. Paul Gowder Says:

    Also, as a professional insulter, I have to admire the message sent by not simply dropping someone you don’t like, but dropping them for 1/10 of a shitty fast-food hamburger.

  5. ben wolfson Says:

    Burger King has been doing some weird shit lately. You’ve heard about their cologne?

  6. Paul Gowder Says:

    I did! I’m thinking of buying some and stockpiling it for when wealthy people with a twisted sense of humor want it in about 20 years.

  7. ben wolfson Says:

    Probably about as good as stocks.

  8. Paul Gowder Says:

    Better! Can stocks make you smell delicious?

  9. ben wolfson Says:

    Can Burger King?

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