May 5 2009

Oprah Gives Away Chicken; Internet Nearly Implodes

unthinkfcOprah, Oprah, Oprah.

As someone who stays on top of Internet trends during the day, I had no clue what was going on when all of a sudden the Google Hot Trends page was taken over with every imaginable permeation of “Oprah”, “chicken” and “KFC”.  Being a curious sort, it seems Oprah and Kentucky Fried Chicken (I bet they hate it when people still use their full name… tough) have teamed up to give away loads of their new “grilled” chicken.  Sure they claim it’s grilled, but I can’t help it if it looks like someone painted stripes on a piece of chicken.  Thanks Oprah for unleashing this on all of us!

To get your coupons, simply go to, click the button that says “Print Coupon Now”… and then download the world’s most annoying coupon printer.  Seriously, in this day and age I have to download a specialized program to print a coupon?  Thanks KFC!  It does work, though, and I will say this may actually get me to swing by KFC for the first time in 5+ years, but we’ll see.  The coupons are printable up until 9:59 PM CST on May 6th, and they are redeemable through May 19th… except for Mother’s Day May 10th.  Can’t have you cheaping out on mom and giving her free “grilled” chicken, now can we?  (yes, yes, busy day in restaurants, I know… perhaps running this promo at a different time would have made more sense?)

Duncan Riley over at The Inquisitr makes a great point about how PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is sure to have an aneurysm over this promotion. At publishing time they haven’t said anything yet, which says to me they are taking a hit off the crazy pipe before they come out with their rant that makes no sense to anyone but them.  At least they are always entertaining!

Enjoy your free chicken, folks!

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