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04/16/2009

Video: Please think of cheesy bread, not snot

by Jeremy Hooper

Since our initial post on the now-infamous Domino's videos has received over 200,000 direct hits (and counting), we feel a great responsiblity to post this:

We certainly hope this will be the last time we see such things. We like our pizza with a thin crust -- not a thin crust of nose juice.

Disgusting Dominos People - Domino's Responds
*EARLIER: The Domino's appall [G-A-Y]

*And now the parodies start coming in:


Nasty Domino's Workers - UNSEEN FOOTAGE! - watch more funny videos

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Your thoughts

Those two individuals used terrible judgment and I cannot imagine what they were thinking. And to put it on video nonetheless. They are going to be going to jail for sure and all this was totally unnecessary.

Posted by: Popcorn Makers | Apr 16, 2009 5:07:19 PM

Dear HR departments nationwide: learn about Emotional IQ, and consider adding such testing to your existing and future personnel, for the sake of your company and your customers as well.

Posted by: theantibush | Apr 16, 2009 5:16:46 PM

Nose juice, greasy ass - it doesn't matter. The baking process would kill all potentially harmful "bugs."

I ate at Domino's a couple of times years ago and "greasy ass" would be a spot on description of its food without the actual addition of the "real thing."

Posted by: Dale | Apr 16, 2009 5:20:51 PM

Oh JC...they are registered sex offenders-
http://ncfindoffender.com/details.aspx?SRN=016454S11

Listen, corporate America...get your HR act together and screen, including for EIQ (Emotional IQ).

Dominos, your policies and screening methodologies need revision, as Im sure is the case at most companies. This is obvious now, isn't it.

Those other companies are just lucky, for now.

Dominos corporate is handling this well. They need to follow through, and burn these two morons at the stake.

There are too many good, hard working people to settle for flaky morons. Really, though, Im impressed with Domino's response to this incident.

Posted by: theantibush | Apr 16, 2009 5:35:30 PM

OMG how on earth did I miss the earlier post? I only caught this on the Today Show. Wow Jeremy, good on you.

Posted by: Daimeon | Apr 16, 2009 5:48:38 PM

I hope you all saw the NYTimes article on this..."Video Prank at Domino's Taints Brand". Heh heh...taint. Genius.

Posted by: Sykler | Apr 16, 2009 7:56:10 PM

Next time, try watching the camera instead of the prompt; it flaws sincerity somewhat.

The response is all right, but it will still take me some time before I order takeway pizzas again.

Posted by: DD | Apr 16, 2009 8:47:29 PM

Hi G-A-Y,

I'm currently doing my master's thesis on how damageable bad buzz can be to a brand, and how they can/should react. This example is just perfect for me :)

I'm trying to reconstruct the spread of this buzz and have a question:
I was wondering where and how did you encounter these videos in the first place? I'm doing some research and can't find the origin of this buzz, and right now I'm assuming you broke the story (in a very appropriate manner I must say).

Cheers!
Henry

Posted by: Henry | Apr 17, 2009 1:52:33 PM

Give us a reason to come back. How about a coupon 'bailout'.

Great PR I must say and that is appreciated. But love the Internet for being the equalizer...

Posted by: funandgames | Apr 17, 2009 10:02:50 PM

Domino's hopes this was a hoax. This didn't look like any sort of Hoax. This looked real. It's been 28 years since I worked in a fast food restaurant, however it wouldn't surprise me that this incident that happened at Domino's happens in 10 - 15% of all fast food restaurants around the country. These are young kids with limited common sense. Add to that shows like Jack Ass and all the other media that we are subjected to from Porn to whatever and its unfortunate for the ones that recorded the video, but their inditement was putting the videos up on YouTube.

Obviously I want to see these kids prosecuted and to serve some jail time so that there is at least a deterant to this obvious challenging behavior.

Posted by: Glenn | Apr 18, 2009 4:13:54 AM

What the hell is wrong with these morons? Even my seven year old grandson would know this is wrong.. These two ought to get five to ten years in prison at least and please dont let them get away with saying it was just a joke. I look forward to seeing them both marched off to jail

Posted by: Charlie | Apr 19, 2009 10:39:09 PM

Wow. Agree about EIQ testing... how 'bout just plain checking the sex offenders registery?

Seriously, though, as much as these idiots need help, can you just imagine what they're going to be like after 5-10 years in jail?

I lean more towards social/mental rehab + a few years of community service - say, cooking (under constant supervision) for a homeless shelter?

Posted by: Marc | Apr 20, 2009 1:07:13 PM

If companies would start paying a living wage, they wouldn't have to hire morons like this.

And sorry, I find what they did funny.

Posted by: Jeremy | Apr 24, 2009 6:20:01 PM

Jeremy, you're a douche if you find that funny... Is it funny that the owner took out loans for hundreds of thousands of dollars to open the franchise and now he's ruined because of these idiots? The stigma associated with the event will stay with that store for years even if it's been sanitized and scrubbed out. If the guy re-opens, I can almost guarantee his business will never be as profitable as it was before.

I hope he sues the pants off those two schmucks. They might be broke and he won't get a huge settlement up front, but with a judgment against them, they'll never be able to move up in the world without paying this guy off first. He will essentially ruin their financial lives just like they did to him.

As for companies paying a "living wage" so they wouldn't have to hire morons like you, not many people go to work at a tiny Domino's franchise with the intent of making it a career.

I bet you would find that most of the employees are teenagers living at home, people starting out in the food service industry, college kids, or someone who wanted extra money from a second job.

On top of that, people who complain about the "living wage" like you are the people who usually have these jobs. If you're worth so much more than what these companies are paying you, then leave. Or don't take the job. No one's forcing you to stay there. The reason you're there, and the reason you complain, is because you're not worth more than minimum wage, so you'll take what you can get and complain about it to make yourself feel better about how low on the life-totem-pole you are.

Posted by: Myzyri | Apr 30, 2009 1:56:19 AM

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