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Topic: Rookwood "Toast To Fiona"
Posted By: ForumAdmin
Subject: Rookwood "Toast To Fiona"
Date Posted: 02 Feb 2018 at 8:34pm



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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2018 at 4:47pm
Jeez....They are trying to kill me with cute.  I think Fiona wants a little more than just a toast.



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Posted By: Ad nauseous
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2018 at 8:48pm
Um, who the is Rookwood and why are they toasting a hippopotamus?

WAM! They're a POTTERY COMPANY!? What the hell does a POTTERY COMPANY have to do with a BABY HIPPO!? WTF!?   

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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2018 at 9:56am
There was a recent news story about Fiona, probably about the SB ad.
 
Fiona, a hippopotamus that was born Jan. 24, 2017, six weeks premature at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden only weighing 29 pounds, made her debut to the media Wednesday. Fiona now weighs 275 pounds. The Enquirer/Meg Vogel and Cara Owsley
 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/06/01/fiona-hippo-dazzles-front-cameras/360798001/" rel="nofollow - https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/06/01/fiona-hippo-dazzles-front-cameras/360798001/


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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2018 at 4:07pm
*I* say 'Fiona on Toast' sounds a lot better than tossing any toast to the water-borne piglet!
'Fiona In A Pan' basking in a chartreuse for about 8 hours at 475 degrees.
Keep the eye! Very tasty, meaty little jelly ball - a real delicacy. 
 
Why not 'Feast For Free On Fiona', especially considering 'pork belly futures', or even just the cost of a pound of bacon, these days?


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Posted By: DarkRealmStar
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2018 at 5:54pm
Fiona the Hippo is a cutie!  I hope she continues to thrive and has a long, healthy and happy life.  Big smile


Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2018 at 6:35pm
My question is, who is the random black woman giving the toast and what qualified her, other than being black and female, out of all the other people in the room, to be the one to step up into the spotlight and deliver her inspirational soliloquy?

Or was this ad just PC garbage that was more about the empowerment of a certain socio-ethnic-gender specific group of people than it was about a baby hippo?



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Posted By: Ad nauseous
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2018 at 7:24pm
More so WTF is the POINT of this ad!? We're toasting a baby hippo who was born prematurely. Okay WHY? Yes it's impressive feat and the hippo is cute but how is this ad gonna get me to buy your product? That is the POINT of advertising isn't it?

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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2018 at 7:42pm
The commercial will feature Rookwood's team of creatives and the Cincinnati Zoo's famous hippo, bringing together organizations with over 150 years of history and 21st-century female forces. "We are proud and happy to have Fiona partner with The Rookwood Pottery Company," says owner, Marilyn Scripps, and CEO, Micah Carroll, "Fiona's social impact highlights the best parts of our diverse community." The commercial itself is spearheaded by Rebel Pilgrim, a creative and film agency inspired by change-makers, making these organizations and their stories a natural fit explains Chief Creative Officer and concept architect, Brad Wise: "it's an absolute thrill to tell this inspiring story and partner with such legendary organizations." Concluding with an announcement of a limited edition #TeamFiona mug and the Super Fiona Sweepstakes, Rookwood Pottery's commercial will cheers the internet sensation who provided 2017 with renewed optimism. To see Rookwood Pottery's commercial, you can tune in on game day for its regional on-air premiere and for an early sneak peak, the commercial and sweepstakes will go live at RookwoodAndFiona.com on Thursday, February 1, 2018.

http://www.k5thehometeam.com/story/37413741/rookwood-pottery-toasts-to-fiona-in-commercial

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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2018 at 8:57pm
Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

My question is, who is the random black woman giving the toast and what qualified her, other than being black and female, out of all the other people in the room, to be the one to step up into the spotlight and deliver her inspirational soliloquy?

Or was this ad just PC garbage that was more about the empowerment of a certain socio-ethnic-gender specific group of people than it was about a baby hippo?

 
Yeah, it's all about the PC.  Nothing to do with cute baby hippos.  I guess we're supposed to see the black woman (and all black women by extension) as being like Fiona---overcoming, being uplifted blah blah blah.  It's all become so tedious.
 
 


Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2018 at 9:29pm
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

My question is, who is the random black woman giving the toast and what qualified her, other than being black and female, out of all the other people in the room, to be the one to step up into the spotlight and deliver her inspirational soliloquy?

Or was this ad just PC garbage that was more about the empowerment of a certain socio-ethnic-gender specific group of people than it was about a baby hippo?


Yeah, it's all about the PC.  Nothing to do with cute baby hippos.  I guess we're supposed to see the black woman (and all black women by extension) as being like Fiona---overcoming, being uplifted blah blah blah.  It's all become so tedious.


Black women, white women, brown women, tan women, salmon-colored women, big women, small women, medium-sized women, fat women, thin women, tall women, short women, nice women, mean women, etc, etc, etc...


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Posted By: DarkRealmStar
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2018 at 11:54pm
It would have been cool if Toast Leader was a real life executive officer (CEO, CFO, COO, etc.) of Rookwood.


Posted By: Triple J
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2018 at 1:25am
The whole thing is completely pointless. Hence, the perfect Super Bowl commercial. *gasp* oh sorry, I meant "The Big Game" commercial. Thumbs Up ....... Ermm


Posted By: MEllis72
Date Posted: 24 Sep 2018 at 6:09pm
Yes, they're all smiles right now, but wait until someone plays with Full-Size Fiona.  Fiona at full size likely won't share pools with two legged folks, or anything for that matter, and,  that cute little bite you saw her put on someone becomes a two pronged hole punch through the torso for that animal lover who just wanted to give Fiona a kiss. 


Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 24 Sep 2018 at 11:00pm

Rookwood "Fiona on Toast"


Cook Fiona at 425 degrees for four hours in pot with vegetables, salt,pepper, and garlic, white wine

Slice Fiona onto white toast with generous vegetable portions and a side of fava beans,

Enjoy!

  


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Posted By: DarkRealmStar
Date Posted: 25 Sep 2018 at 2:54am
What about Princess Toast?  LOL



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