05 September, 2014

That Fried Egg Photo

What is it with this picture?

It appears in tons of those "click bait" advertisements you see all over the web. In fact, it's possible that Google might sense the presence of it and present one of the pitches in an AdSense advertisement right on this page in the right-hand sidebar. 

The picture seems to have no origin. Doing a reverse-image search only brings up various ads. Examining the EXIF data embedded in the pictures yields no information at all.

And so, we have this picture of fried eggs - disgusting, overcooked, nasty-looking fried eggs - appearing here and there across the internet.  And I have no clue why an advertiser would choose this particular image for the products they sell.

Don't bother clicking on any of these.
They don't link to any shitty sales scams.
This seems to be the most common application of the picture right now: Some kind of mysterious "testosterone trick." What do eggs have to do with testosterone, anyway?  If eating eggs made men hairier or more muscular or grow a bigger dick, most guys would look like gorillas dragging a three-foot cock behind them like some veiny pink dragon tail. It's obvious that this frying pan full of ruined breakfasts isn't really the key to testoteronic mastery.

Especially when many more secret Man-Hormone-Trick advertisements are like this one, featuring attractive women who would appreciate a better "performance." 

Wilford Brimly would
be pleased.
But apparently, overfried poultry embryos are also the key to an odd trick that destroys diabetes. (It certainly would be odd if eating lots of eggs could destroy diabetes, I admit.)

I'm trying to figure out how a wrinkle solution would horrify a surgeon. Maybe if you grew an extra leg out of your back and the rest of your skin had to stretch to fit it. That would probably horrify a surgeon. And get you locked in a government lab for experimentation, too.

Italian people seem to associate fried eggs with unlikely medical benefits, too. This ad is wicked common on Italian websites. They use our eggy friends to advertise a miracle "Antidote to Obesity" which can help you lose 30 pounds a month from your belly, ass, and thighs.

It works in the US, too, though in the American version, we're told to "Eat more fat." Is that really necessary?

1 comment:

Art Fl said...

I have noticed this add too. Some kind of randomly generated creation. Welcome to 21st century. Adds created by machines rather than people.