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Oscar Mayer to drop wieners on unsuspecting citizens

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Congratulations are in order to the marketing department at Oscar Mayer, whose presumed five-year quest to bring a joke from The Onion to life is now complete. You see, back in 2012 our sister publication ran this headline:


And just yesterday, the company unveiled just that: A “Wienerdrone” designed to drop projectile pork offal on passersby without regard for dietary restrictions, religious affiliations (Oscar Mayer is neither kosher nor halal), or simply not wanting to get mustard on your shirt before a big job interview.

Of course, this sausage bomber appears to have been made specially for the commercial you see above, and has yet to terrorize the streets of any major American city by pelting unsuspecting citizens with encased meats. But the Wienerdrone’s fellow marketing stunt the Wienermobile can be found regularly prowling the highways of this great nation stuffing ambiguously porcine tubes into America’s pie holes, so who’s to say that Wienerdrone field tests aren’t far behind? So keep your eyes on the skies, dear readers—and maybe wear a poncho.

[via Gizmodo, which, like The A.V. Club, is owned by Univision Communications.]

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