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Discount Airline Emails Giant Double Entendre To Unsuspecting Customers

American Capitalism is still kind of fun, once in a while! Spirit Airlines emailed customers this offer with the subject line, “Want To See Our Weiner?” and miraculously this did not end up in everyone’s spam folder. The Weiner-themed marketing ploys were probably going to be inevitable, so congratulations, Spirit Airlines, for making it out ahead of the curve on this one. [Spirit Airlines via Wonkette operative "Jon C."]

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142 comments

  1. DaSandman

    Their original ad copy was a litle more straight forward:

    "Ride a hard one to Orlando"

    1. Lascauxcaveman

      I hear they've been hiring Chinese crews for their Asian routes. Long Wang and Hung Well were the pilot and co- from my last trip to Hong Kong.

  2. edgydrifter

    Didn't Delta already run this ad campaign?
    …yeah, and you thought it was rain!

      1. ALIVE!

        Wut is this? Please tell me something that will make me feel less bad about laughing aloud at this.

    1. DashboardBuddha

      Well, if you think about it, airliners are essentially long tubes filled with meat.

    2. anniegetyerfun

      I don't know about airline fares, but have you heard what they have in common with submarines?

    3. Lascauxcaveman

      [snark off] I'm with you, Bucky. It's not a great ad. Sure, it's fine if you want to make people laugh, but an ad is mostly supposed to make you want to buy the product or service. Which airline should we fly? Haha, these guys have the funniest ads, let's fly with them! Haha! Ha, ha, ah …. no.

      For something fraught with seriousness as airline travel is today, it's a lousy approach.

      [snark on] Our planes have TruckNutz! And weiners! Penis!

      1. Negropolis

        I don't know. Spirit seems to be doing just fine, and it doesn't have much to do with the ads, either way. Discount airlines can do this.

        1. Lascauxcaveman

          Why waste money on the ads? Throw out the hot dog stuff and just say "We're the Cheapest." Over and over again.

  3. fartknocker

    I see that our Troll has finished his Wikipedia history revisions and is in our neighborhood.

  4. Goonemeritus

    Nothing new here, in my goon duties I have flown up to 350,000 miles in one year. Airlines have given me the Weiner every one of those miles without common decency of a reach around.

    1. riverside68

      350,000 weiners has got to be some kind of a record, but I don't want to think about it anymore.

      You don't mind if I don't shake your hand?

  5. Giveusabob

    I would expect any direct marketing companies that specialize in the Porn industry are now inquiring with Spirit Airlines about potential consulting.

  6. Gopherit

    They should offer a special rate to Las Vegas so a certain congressperson can choke a bitch.

  7. Fare la Volpe

    Yes, though it's considered rude if you do it after your complimentary blowjob.

        1. poncho_pilot

          lol. and i was just thinking to myself: "well, it's better than Amtrak where Joe Biden often asks the other passengers if they've been in the caboose."

  8. AJWjr.

    Captain Oveur: You ever been in a cockpit before?
    Joey: No sir, I've never been up in a plane before.
    Captain Oveur: You ever seen a grown man naked?

  9. neiltheblaze

    The "Depends" people missed a marketing opportunity during Vitter's scandal. Bet they're kicking themselves now.

  10. Lucidamente1

    Well, Ken, looks like somebody picked the wrong day to quit Wonkette. Where are you gonna put those anusburger jokes now?

    1. anniegetyerfun

      Well, the image sticks with you, you know? Unlike… you know, that other airline. That got bought by the bigger airline?

  11. orygoon

    While this example is not, strictly speaking, "journalism", I note that in this incident j-school rules are being thrown in the gutter and danced upon. My editor-of-a-big-paper friend tells me that name-puns (see Tom: "Justice DeLayed", for example) are a no-no in newsheadlinewriting. And probably my friend is, himself, eschewing them even with the Weiner Thing, because he is serious man (well, about newswriting and whatnot, that is). Other newspapers? Har, har, har.

  12. weejee

    OT, but while speaking of wieners…

    In Hardon Hardin, Tejas, which is outside of Houston, the constabulary uncovered a mass grave with 25-30 dismembered bodies. Do y'all think these are whistleblowers who talked to Austin DA Ronnie Earl about Tom Delay (this ain't far from Sugarland kids) or are they from early skirmishes between Rick Perry and Ron Paul Prez 2012 supporters? Tejas just can't stand to take a backseat to Arizona on community violence now can they?

          1. Lascauxcaveman

            Seriously, who fucking cares? The more Texans who die, the better. That place needs to be cleared out by inauguration day 2012, when Barry sells the whole kit and kaboodle back to Messico.

            That's what I heard.

    1. trampndirtdown

      I had a cool screed about illegals maps rednecks and beauty queens for a reply, but being filled with ennui from Ken's earlier post I just thought fuck it.

  13. Lazy Media

    Goddammit, a "weiner" (Pronounced VINER) is someone who makes wine. Also, a lying scumbag that you used to really like. A "wiener" is a mild-flavored, long, thin sausage commonly use in hot dog sandwiches.

    1. Lascauxcaveman

      Yes, as someone who understands proper pronunciation of German words, I've always thought this guy was a total asshole for mispronouncing HIS OWN GODDAMN NAME.

      1. Negropolis

        He wouldn't be the only one. He wouldn't be the only American to Anglicize his name. It's been the American Way since before the founding of the country. It's my we have a Lima, Ohio, and a Milan, Michigan both pronounced with a long "I". Get used to it. If he did insist that we pronounce it "viner", I'd be worried.

        You've been awfully serious, lately.

        1. Lascauxcaveman

          Really? Sorry, I hadn't noticed. Must be my difficult situation at work, or something. Labor problems again, and instead of my usual 60 hr/wk I'm back up to 75.

          Buttsecks.

    1. user-of-owls

      Oh come on you old goat, of course you remember, as do I, the years of wink-and-nod "Fly with us and you can fingerbang this coquettish stewardess" advertising.

        1. user-of-owls

          THAT'S the one! I couldn't for the life of me remember it.

          Oh, oops. That must have gotten so ingrained in my little skull that I assumed it was an actual ad. Dang, so that's what pernicious means.

      1. ttommyunger

        Yes, but as YOU recall, male stewardii were being introduced into the employee stream at that time.

    1. VaWyo

      When the airline had a sale called "you'll love our double DD's" the passengers kept asking the flight attendants to flash them. Spirit is so very classy.

    1. Lascauxcaveman

      How about if the flight crew plays a game of baseball while you eat it? Then, maybe?

  14. JoshuaNorton

    Typical. But would they do something snarky with diapers or men's room sex or dirty text messages to underage boys or Governor Boink-inator? Nooooooo…….

  15. GinnehRED57

    Cut-off date is June 10.

    As a professional travel agent (yes really, you scalliwagamuffins) it was my responsibility to disclose important restrictions. We got the email in our "official" inbox, where it and its comical subject line got roundfiled.

    But not before we all had a good laugh. Har de har.

    1. riverside68

      Owwww,

      I didn't see anything about no cut-off date. Damm, them is some hard earned miles!

  16. SayItWithWookies

    Unfortunately this weiner is a long haul without relish. And at the end of it, you're met by an angry ex-aide to Hillary Clinton. If Rep. Weiner had thought about that for a minute he wouldn't be in this situation.

    1. riverside68

      Weiner is a little too into this "I've been a bad boy" routine for my taste.

      I am beginning to think he is right where he put himself, and he feels all warm and wet.

  17. slithytoves

    Wonkette seems to not only not inspire hope anymore, but also not viewing or posting. Ah fuck, too many double negatives. There it is.

  18. SaintRond

    There's an old blues song from the 20's called "Please Warm my Wiener." I'm pasting the lyrics here.

    "I got somethin' to tell ya baby, don't get mad this time,
    If you warm my weiner
    You give me ease all up in my mind
    Baby, please warm my wiener, oh, warm my wiener,
    Won't you just warm my wiener, 'cause he really don't feel right cold
    Now listen here, sweet baby, i ain't no lyin' man,
    If you warm my wiener one time, you gonna want him again
    Baby, please warm my wiener, oh, warm my wiener,
    Won't you just warm my wiener, 'cause he really don't feel right cold
    Said some says it takes hot water, baby, can't you see,
    But your heat, baby's, plenty warm enough for me
    Baby, please warm my wiener, oh, warm my wiener,
    Won't you just warm my wiener, 'cause he really don't feel right cold
    Now listen here sweet baby, it ain't no fake,
    I'm beggin' you baby, now just give your daddy one break
    Baby, please warm my wiener, oh, warm my wiener,
    Won't you just warm my wiener, 'cause he really don't feel right cold
    Now listen here, sweet baby, you know the time's growin' old,
    I don't want you to warm half of my wiener, i want you to warm him all
    Baby, please warm my wiener, oh, warm my wiener,
    Won't you just warm my wiener, 'cause he really don't feel right cold…"

    Now, with that I would say we've all had just about enough wiener to last a lifetime. Now let's just fucking drop it. Peace… God bless…

  19. Negropolis

    Spirit has become kind of known for this in the last few years. I like creative ads; sometimes, even the ones that beat you over the head with their over-the-top, not-so-subtle humor. Hard, each way, roundtrip…oh God; it really does get better.

    Wanna' see a weiner show, y'all?

    BTW, we're going to need some Plane Nutz.

  20. Negropolis

    Yes, you are expected to tip, but you can always just give them the shaft…

    Try the veal; I'll be here all night.

  21. BarackMyWorld

    Thumbs up all around.

    I see all these Weiner jokes are making our p-ness bigger.

    EDIT: No thanks to Fisty McTroller.

  22. user-of-owls

    Am I the only one to notice that the tips of the two Spirit's weiners are, um, different?

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