By Mark Frauenfelder at 12:47 pm Wed, Jun 23, 2010
Autophagy on parade!
Gotta tell you – grew up with Yocco’s hot dogs and creepy though the signage may be – those hot dogs rock (although Jimmy Dogs in Bethlehem were the ultimate)!
I love suicide foods.
The anthropomorphic hot dog has had his arms busted off in a couple of shots.
This may seem cruel, but it was the only way to prevent him from self-condimenting in public. Filthy, selfish habit.
there is a great blog dedicated to this phenomenon…
Yes there is. And they’ll certainly be improving their seo ranking this week.
Although for best results, use your keywords as the text for the link, rather than the url.
I tried ‘homicide foods’ and got bupkis. I see an opportunity here. Perhaps we could start with a margarine ad featuring siblings.
Kuru. Delicious, delicious kuru.
Ewww. I had to google that, and now I wish I didn’t…
The Allentown area is rife with delicious meats.
Eat them before they eat themselves!!
2007 BoingBoing emailed; they want their post back.
Blah. Not impressed.
A cupcake eating a cookie is no more cannibalism than a cat eating a mouse.
A food item merely being a spokesman for the sale for food of other examples of its type is also not cannibalism.
So that discounts about â…” of these items.
You don’t do well with metaphors, do you?
Literalman to the rescue!
I eat myself. Therefore, “Estoy a punto” :)
“Stop eating yourself! Stop eating yourself!”
Don’t know if anyone’s already posted this one, but it’s a postmodern classic of the genre, imho:
at first i thought this was an article regarding Neil Hamburger, as the first image was used on one of his record covers.
Wouldn’t it be “homophagy”? homo = same, phage = eat
These mascots are not eating themselves, they are eating others of their same kind. Autophagy would be me chewing on my leg, or Fry chewing on his own arm (as he is so often found doing).
Where I live there’s an Asian grocery store that’s decorated with the cheerful faces of a cartoon cow, pig and chicken. There’s nothing cannibalistic or suicidal about them, but I’ve always felt they were a little ghoulish.
Here’s another group dedicated to the same thing:
I â™¥ Yocco’s!
And for the record, considering all the different meat-like substances that may or may not actually be present inside a hot dog – one hot dog consuming another hot dog does not actually constitute cannibalism.
Which is not to say that it doesn’t happen. Or that I don’t secretly want to see it happen.
“Honey? Where’s that package of weiners you just bought? All I can find in the meat drawer is, is, is what looks like a Kielbasa in a hot dog wrapper. Maybe you should stop buying Donner Party brand dogs. And no, I don’t care if they were on sale.”
Doh! My comment was supposed to start “I love Yocco’s!” best rude dogs in the total boondocks of Pennsylvania.
Not sure what happened there.
The ‘less than’ sign initiates html.
Monochrom’s Gastrokunst project has some nice restaurant drawings, for example that suicide-pig:
Just because a hot dog is slathering himself with ketchup and mustard, it doesn’t mean he’s going to eat himself.
If anyone is interested in mascots in general (and not just the cannibalistic ones) myself and my brother have a website all about mascots, it’s called Idle idol.
We’ve also just launched a competition to coincide with our latest book which is all about Japanese mascots.
Anthropomorphic vegetables boiling themselves:
I present the Orphanage of Cast Off Mascots, many of which are quislings, selling out their own kind for a buck.
How about the cannibal cereal commercial? I think it’s for cinnamon crisp things, but they are little cereal bits with eyes and mouths LICKING each-other until one bit at the bottom sucks up all of the milk and other bits, burps and lets it’s tongue hang out with crumbs on it….. weird
Found this one while looking for the one I wrote about…horrifying and funny. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imp8dDCMMN4
That first pic of the cow being gleefully sliced up is not far from my home, it’s an Italian butcher shop in Sydney’s Little Italy (Leichhardt).
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