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Endless Shrimp

Red Lobster is promoting its "Endless Shrimp" special, in which patrons can stuff themselves full of shrimp until their internal organs plead for mercy. Here's their Web ad:

"Seafood is good for you -- a lot of seafood is even better." Pardon me? Did the ad wizards at Red Lobster just attempt to confer health benefits on shrimp-gorging? I think they did.

The television commercials for this special have a disclaimer at the end:

Limited time offer. Offer not available in Canada.
I pointed this out to a friend, who asked me why the offer wouldn't be available to Canadians. It's just that, generally speaking, and especially where I lived (Vancouver), one doesn't see all-you-can-eat restaurants or offers in Canada. In fact, thinking back to my time there, I can't remember one. Good for them.

Anyway, I can't help but wonder if, when one can't possibly eat any more shrimp, does the waiter come by with a mint, saying, "It's only wah-fer thin?"


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