This dog likes a burger just like any other, so the old mouth was watering since he's been hit with a flurry of e-mails complaining about "Hardees/Carl 's Jr. hit new lows with ads." Who knew? We don't have Hardees up north here.
So, we linked to the www.hardees.com Web site to find out what all the fuss was about. Umm, and the dog was happy.
Here's a copy of the media campaign letter being sent from Bonnie in Bourbonnais, Sharon from Waukegan, Lynn from Lake Villa, Patricia from Zion, Brian from Downers Grove and Peggi from Gurnee, among others:
"Dear local television manager,
"I am highly offended by the sexual content in the latest Hardees/Carl's Jr. television commercials known as "Patty Melt" and "Flat Buns." In my opinion, they violate local community standards.
"Because you are licensed to 'serve the public interest' in our community, I request that you refuse to air these ads. If you are already airing them, I ask you to stop.
"As required by law, please place a copy of this email letter in your station's public file, to be readily available to FCC representatives, specifically during the license renewal period for your station."
Well, The Hound doesn't work for a TV station and doesn't own a TV station. However, he would like to have one of those patty melts because they looked good enough to eat. And, if we had a Hardees or Carl's Jr. in his neck of the woods, he'd gallop over there right away.
Matter of fact, it's close to lunch time. He just might order a patty melt from some other fast-food franchise. Minus the buns, of course. Because they served it on a flat bun. The Hound likes a little bounce to his bun.