The Meat Cake

And if you can’t criticise the font, they’ll go all kerning on your arse. From Peter J Nicol. This is so bad it must surely be deliberate, but “meat cake“? Kern it damn you! Brisbane Street Northbridge.

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58 Responses to The Meat Cake

  1. Snuff says:

    This one’s yours, darling. That one’s for nanna.


  2. Natalia Fan #1 says:

    The whole thing considered, it’s an imperative – “Let the meat cake” – rather than a noun phrase – “the meat cake”. I expect it’s some tasteful reference to Our Lord’s crucifiction, which we will all be celebrating very soon with a variety of sweet confections.


  3. Shreiking Wombat says:

    Meat cakes. Hmmmm. Something smutty this way comes.

    I’m working on it.


  4. Bento says:

    And a drink with your dessert, madam?


  5. poor lisa says:

    I’ve had morning tea there, the cakes and icecream ROCK. Didn’t even notice the kerning.


    • Pfortner says:

      Quite the champion of worsts this week, PL…


      • poor lisa says:

        I think you’ll find I’ve got the numbers on the penguin issue, and the numbers say they’re not worst.

        The ad was terrible (with apologies to the beefcake at 1:32), and let me say at the outset that never did I say it was not.

        Nobody’s accused Rochelle’s cupcakes were worst, just the kerning. OK the kerning’s bad, and somebody should pay.


  6. Pfortner says:

    Robin Boyd-

    ‘The basis of the Australian ugliness is an unwillingness to be committed on the level of ideas. In all the arts of living, in the shaping of all her artefacts, as in politics, Australia shuffles about vigorously in the middle – as she estimates the middle – of the road, picking up disconnected ideas wherever she finds them.’

    Even our artisans, conoisseurs and design elites are as waifs in the woods. Let themeat cake.


  7. I feel like Bento. At REIWA course all day, so hard to get into the conversation.


    • Natalia Fan #1 says:

      The suggestion being that none of us have been working hard, TLA?


    • WAtching says:

      “What do you know about literature, Slumlord?
      Stay the fuck out of this.”
      Does that help?


      • Natalia Fan #1 says:

        Unfortunately for TLA, I don’t think The Lives and Conditions of the Working Class in England has made it into the PP range as yet, though it is available as one of the far more credible and respectable Penguin Classics


        • My sister and I read every book available for all grades and the whole library in our country primary school in grade 1. In desperation they gave us throway library books. I was given a book called From Serf to Citizen. I wish I had kept it, because although I could read it, I wasn’t completely au fait with the concept of serfdom at 5 years of age.


        • Natalia Fan #1 says:

          That should be *fortunately*. If enough of the plebs were able to gain a copy of Engel’s consciousness-raising meisterwerk at ten bucks a piece, there would be revolution in the streets. Maybe Penguin could do a big print version with pictures as part of their new Really Popular Penguin range.


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