I grew up with Heinz Ketchup commercials that used Carly Simon‘s song Anticipation to make the point that the ketchup was so thick and rich that it came out of the bottle very slowly.
Times have changed. Last night, while out at dinner with my gorgeous friends Jen, Kevin, Alyssa, and Amanda, I became distracted for a split second while holding a miniature Heinz bottle over my burger. This was the result.
Anticipation? Not really. More like premature ejaculation! My photo reminds me of a different commercial — for the fast food chain appropriately named Wendy’s.
Ironically, the thing that distracted me from my ketchup pouring was the fact that Amanda was commenting unfavorably on the bun to beef ratio of our burgers. She made up for it by sharing her fries. I certainly had enough ketchup for them!
Sister Wolf says
A friend who will share her fries = one in a million.
watered down Recession Ketchup! about as funny as my watered down jelly at breakfast awhile back.
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Sharon Rose says
LOL, the ketchup on your burger couldn't escape the bottle quick enough!! And of course, it goes without saying we will meet up for a drink in July-looking forward to it!!
Prunella Jones says
Well ketchup is a vegetable, right? Looks like you got at least two servings there and you only need five a day. Very healthy.
the maisies says
bahaha. looks like a little tomato sauce accident!
~Hurricane B~ says
Wow, just wow. I remember that one where the guy had time to run allllll the way down the stairs out in the street before his Heinz finished dropping. I love the old commercials. Glad your friend shared some fries, and hopefully next time they will not have…um *pre* issues.=)
Your ketchup looks suspiciously like our tomato sauce
That looks like a very disappointing burger experience. But at least with a burger that small, you can feel better about loading up on the fries!
Hate it when that happens…but we have to say, despite that the ketchup tragedy, it still looks mighty yummy.
haha premature ejaculation
fashion herald says
oh my god i need a burger right now.
Ketchuped! And man, I agree with your friend … where IS the beef?
Couture Carrie says
Hmmmmmmmm burger…. now I am craving one! Love these vintage ads ~ happy memories!
there's no such thing as too much ketchup….
mmm.. first thing i do when i land on us soil… eat a medium rare angus burger. i know, gross… but i'm a bit of a raw foodist that way.
As a Pittsburgh gal, I know all the best ways to get ketchup out of the bottle. A secret not a lot of people know: when you're holding it, hit the etched "57" on the side of the bottle. (There are a few of them, all the way around the bottom of the neck area.) Ketchup comes right out. You might have to hit it a few times to get a good flow going, but it's better than slapping the bottom to no avail, or jamming your knife up there.
It's sad that your burger got shot. Or at least it looks that way. LOL.
Somehow this reminds me of the time I ordered strawberry lemonade and instead of pureed fruit, I got a ketchup floater. You can probably guess that I was none too pleased with the flavor.
Dr Zibbs says
When I used to go to Wendy's with friends I would embarrass them by repeating, "Where's the Beef"…but in a terrible imitation.
And I'd prop myself up so the people in the window couldn't see me.
Miss Janey says
Ketchup is a delicious and versatile condiment, but remember- ketchup is not a vegetable.
La Belette Rouge says
Even catsup has gone instant gratification.
Ketchup has thinned with the economy I'm afraid.
Dream Sequins says
Hahaha. I'll have a side of beef with that ketchup. Those commercials were so iconic. The thing is, should we really be eating that much beef to begin with? I love a fresh hamburger bun, especially the ones from In-and-Out burger.
Hehe the ketchup:beef ration in that photo looks like it's 2:1.
you are so funny!
Haha..the beef patty seemed kinda small compared to the bun..
Should I put ketchup on my Shake Shack veggie burger?
That's an awesome pic, though! It looks like your burger is wearing a raspberry beret – the kind you find in a second-hand store.
I have to say, I side with Amanda in that the burger is woefully small in comparison to the bun. WTF?
Also, it's clear that they've thinned out ketchup now, as it comes cascading out of my bottle too!
This made me LOL
Thumbelina Fashionista says
LOL!! Actually I hated the anticipation of those old glass bottles. They drove me mad. Is that terrible?! (As you can see, I love instant gratification!)
I was hungry before reading this post and OK, now I'm really hungry… 🙂
I love this post!!! I remember those commercials! I even had a button that said, "where's the beef?".
Remember putting a zillion buttons all over a Guess jean jacket? I don't think I looked nearly as cool as I thought I did.
Lipstick, totally! And believe it or not, I've been collecting buttons to recreate that look. I have a weird desire for it. My denim jacket is not by Guess, though. Does that make it better?
Cris Lazoru says
hahaha funny! now i'm kinda hungry . . .
Girl Japan says
Oh my gosh, that reminds me of the Carl's Jr. commercials, I knew I could come over to you and get a laugh, you always make me "giggle" and take me back to nostalgia….hence Ms. Carly, but that is serious PRE-ejaculation, but was it good?
Deine kleine Schwester says
first time I'm visiting your lovely blog!
Wow, that looks so very yummy! Amazing!!! I can remember the day when I purchased the first Heinz ketchup bottle – as well as on the first time when the beloved Heinz glass bottle fell down to earth… 🙁
Have a fantastic day!
Dr Zibbs says
You were in my dream last night and I wrote a post about it.
Hope you don't mind that I lifted a picture of you.
You were very pleasant.
The beef looks good!!!
Renaissance Woman says
Hmmm..I might need to stick with veggie burgers.
You know, ketchup is one of my all-time loves. When I was a kid, I used to pour it on everything at the dinner table (except dessert!) and everybody would get disgusted. I loved ketchup that much!
My favorite thing to do now is open a can of tuna and pour ketchup all over it and eat that while watching TV. Ahh, ketchup!
So this post of yours is pure love for me. Yep, even with runny ketchup like that!
Ewww, tuna ketchup?! Still, I wish to subscribe to your newsletter, Frances.
Agent Lover says
NOW I WANT A BURGER! GAWT DAMN. I had Where's the Beef? puffy stickers when I was a kid!