I don’t really have anything clever to say about Burger King’s new Star Trek movie promotion, other than that I adore the Burger King King (the creepier he gets, the more I like it) and I heartily approve of the “Kingons” schtick. But what I do want to say is that if you couldn’t tell (or didn’t know), Burger King is offering Star Trek glasses for $2 with a combo meal, and I think that’s utterly awesome.
When most of us were kids, collecting Star Wars and Muppets movie glasses used to be awesome, because the glasses were awesome. They’ve been gone for more than a decade, it seems like — they’ve all been shitty plastic cups, like for the Star Wars prequels. So I am 100% down with genuine glass glasses featured Sylar –so much so that I’m actually willing to eat at Burger King to get one. And I hope other movies follow suit.
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