Simpsonize Me Lamest Promotion Ever
A PR guy for Burger King sent me a link to their “Simpsonize Me” promotion, which was described as “a cool website that turns people into their own, unique Simpsons character.”
It being a slow news day and feeling slightly under the weather, I tried it. My word, is it lame. They require that you upload a color photograph conforming to various detailed specifications. In reality, though, they appear to do nothing with the photo at all — just drawing a profile cartoon based on the characteristics input. If I told it I was an 86-year-old bald black chick, that’s what they’d have drawn, regardless of the photo.
Indeed, I loaded the photo and put in genuine characteristics to get the second image below and then put in different characteristics and got the third:
Why bother with the charade of having people upload a photo?