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Apollo-kun



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:23 pm Reply with quote
... *sighs* If only Denny's weren't kitschy truck-stopish places in America. *wistfully glances away*
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Anymouse



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:42 pm Reply with quote
I think they are probably kind of kitschy in Japan too. Unless K-on suddenly became a mark of sophistication.
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Apollo-kun



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:50 pm Reply with quote
Anymouse wrote:
I think they are probably kind of kitschy in Japan too. Unless K-on suddenly became a mark of sophistication.
Okay, maybe kitschy, but definitely not affiliated with truck stops.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:57 pm Reply with quote
Anymouse wrote:
I think they are probably kind of kitschy in Japan too. Unless K-on suddenly became a mark of sophistication.


K-ON is known for tea and cakes. They are quite sophisticated individuals, good sir.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:36 pm Reply with quote
I concede, gentle reader. Tea and cakes are indeed elegant.
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Tenchi



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:56 pm Reply with quote
Oh, Denny's is quite a popular restaurant chain in Japan with young people. I've seen thinly-disguised versions (a.k.a. "bland name product") of Denny's in anime like Ichigo Mashimaro/Strawberry Marshmallow, A Certain Scientific Railgun, All-Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku, and, to some degree, the restaurant in Working!/Wagnaria! is inspired by Denny's.



If only Canadian Denny's would run this promotion. And my local Denny's, on Clyde Avenue, is mere steps away from Anime Stop, Ottawa's only anime specialty retailer too.
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:58 am Reply with quote
Murder She wrote:

The food's Japanese name kaki fry or "fried oyster" plays on kakifly,


Both are pronounced the same way too. Laughing


Apollo-kun wrote:
... *sighs* If only Denny's weren't kitschy truck-stopish places in America. *wistfully glances away*


It just depends on where it is. If it's right next to the college or the theaters or in the suburbs....... A truck couldn't even fit in our nearest Denny's small parking lot. Laughing
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Top Gun



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:13 am Reply with quote
I wonder if Denny's food in Japan is as awful as it is in the US. Razz
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NakamuraYumeko



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:08 am Reply with quote
Get ready to cream your trifles, fanboys (lol, couldn't resist)
If only Denny's was this cool in the states, at least tie-ins with even movies would be cool, instead we get Baconland or SuperCheeseMonth or whatever.
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Mr. sickVisionz



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:58 am Reply with quote
Apollo-kun wrote:
... *sighs* If only Denny's weren't kitschy truck-stopish places in America. *wistfully glances away*


For me it's more like, "If only Denny's wasn't a super racist company."
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Chrno2



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:38 am Reply with quote
They got a Denny's in Japan? Didn't expect that.
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Anymouse



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:51 am Reply with quote
Mr. sickVisionz wrote:
Apollo-kun wrote:
... *sighs* If only Denny's weren't kitschy truck-stopish places in America. *wistfully glances away*


For me it's more like, "If only Denny's wasn't a super racist company."
Lol wut? I read some articles about racism at Denny's, but have trouble believing it is a company wide event. I didn't even here about the concept until this post.
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StudioToledo



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:19 am Reply with quote
Apollo-kun wrote:
... *sighs* If only Denny's weren't kitschy truck-stopish places in America. *wistfully glances away*

It didn't always use to be that way (at least the ones I went to wheren't near truck stops but I suppose it followed the same path Howard Johnson's tread before, and I'll give people points if they knew what I just said).

Tenchi wrote:
Oh, Denny's is quite a popular restaurant chain in Japan with young people. I've seen thinly-disguised versions (a.k.a. "bland name product") of Denny's in anime like Ichigo Mashimaro/Strawberry Marshmallow, A Certain Scientific Railgun, All-Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku, and, to some degree, the restaurant in Working!/Wagnaria! is inspired by Denny's.

When it isn't Anna Millers, it's Denny's. Laughing

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If only Canadian Denny's would run this promotion. And my local Denny's, on Clyde Avenue, is mere steps away from Anime Stop, Ottawa's only anime specialty retailer too.

If only the Denny's was still around where I am (the one that was near me closed up a decade ago).

Top Gun wrote:
I wonder if Denny's food in Japan is as awful as it is in the US. Razz

FOOL, their Grand Slam Breakfast was to die for!

Mr. sickVisionz wrote:
For me it's more like, "If only Denny's wasn't a super racist company."

Don't remind me of the 90's, please!

Chrno2 wrote:
They got a Denny's in Japan? Didn't expect that.

There's plenty of things Japan gets that often started out in our fair country (Mister Donut anyone, and I'm probably the only one in this group who remembers them).

Anymouse wrote:
For me it's more like, "If only Denny's wasn't a super racist company."
Lol wut? I read some articles about racism at Denny's, but have trouble believing it is a company wide event. I didn't even here about the concept until this post.[/quote]
Oh it was in the news. It takes one person to make a difference they say.
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