Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Musical training at Wendy's

Evidently, I'm on a bit of a fast-food kick in these here parts lately. I'm not quite sure what that says about me, but what can I say? I've been finding some funny, funny stuff lately.

The latest is a set of Wendy's training videos from the early 1990s that you just have to see. I was turned onto these by the National Post, which in turn found them via comedian Joe Mande. Here's a video about how to serve chili, cookies and milk:

You can see a bunch more on the National Post , or on Mande's blog.

The thing I find funniest about these videos is not that Wendy's employees had to sit through them, but rather that some musicians somewhere actually made a pay check from them.

That's one good reason why I'll never be a musician (aside from a total lack of musical ability): I would never, ever want to be responsible for putting phrases like "Before you put the chili in the bowl or cup, use a figure-eight motion from the bottom to the top - to really get it stirred up" to music. Really, your career can't fall any further once you've done that.


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