Friday, June 15, 2007

6 Degrees of Casey Serin™ - Casey to Tony the Tiger

Hey Kids,

It’s Friday and time for another 6 Degrees of Casey Serin™ game!

Given recent developments in the world of Kellogg’s breakfast cereal, this week’s challenge is Casey to Tony the Tiger!
"They're Grrreat!"


YouSoSpecial said...

Snowflake to cornflake just is just too obvious.

lawnmower man said...

One is a two-dimensional cartoonish advertising front-man.

The other one is a tiger.

Stephanie J. said...

Casey's super postive pitch for obviously non-positive situations:
It's all good.

Tony's super positive pitch for suger-loaded carbapalooza:
They're grrrreat!

Akubi said...

I thought someone would have used a Katy the Kangaroo connection by now...

Northern Renter said...

This obvious connection hasn't happened yet, but I suspect Casey will be wearing a striped outfit soon.


Semanon said...

Everything in Caseyland is sugar-coated, just like a frosted flake,

Ogg the Caveman said...

This one's too easy. Today's winner will be whoever comes up with the most convoluted explanation. Not at all in that vein:

Tony the Tiger appears on boxes of Corn Flakes.
Corn Flakes are sweet.
Casey thinks everything is sweet.


Ogg the Caveman said...

To maintain his coke-fiend figure and pasty white skin, Casey Serin adheres to a strict modified vegan diet.
Tigers are part of a modified vegan diet, as long as they are organically raised and processed according to the strict quatily standards of the In-n-Out Burger.

Tony is a tiger.
In the Chinese calendar, the most recent year of the tiger was 1999.
Serin Vending was launched in 1999.

Alternately: The previous year of the tiger was 1987.
The diet of naturally-raised carnitas burritos was finally understood in 1987.
Naturally-raised carnitas burritos are the cornerstone of a modified vegan diet.
Casey Serin eats a modified vegan diet.

Ogg the Caveman said...

Tony is a tiger.
According to the most authoritative source, those born in the year of the tiger can be "Moody, reckless, hot-headed, selfish, impatient, impulsive, opinionated, rebellious".

I'd draw the last connection, but that would be like dynamiting koi in a barrel.

Ogg the Caveman said...

Ok, I need to lay off. I can't stop chuckling, and the cow-orkers are looking at me funny.

Dumbfounded said...

Casey's a cereal fraudster.

(That was too easy.)

poet said...

Lying on mortgage applications gives Casey wood.

Tiger Woods has "wood" in his name.

Tony is a tiger.

Nigel's Guest Blogger said...

Frosted Flakes is a Cereal.

Cereal is pronounced the same way as Serial.

Serials are another name for Soap Operas.

Casey's life has turned into a soap opera.


Frosted Flakes.

Frosted is another name for hair highlights.

Casey highlights his hair.

Schnapps said...

::yawn:: busy working, Akubi. Tomorrow. Possibly.

flailing forward said...

(Most of this is highly classified info. Do not share it with anyone, or Kellogg's may try to kill you.)

1. Tony was born Tonstantin Tiger in a remote region of Bangladesh to simple parents who made their living by eating villagers and roaring and stuff. But Tony had no interest in taking over the family business, and instead dreamed of bigger and better things. He had his sights set on cereal stardom. At the age of 3, he set off for America and the bright lights of Battle Creek, Michigan. He never again mentioned his Bangladeshi upbringing, prompting his childhood friends to refer to him as "that sellout sucka."
2. Upon arriving on the shores of Lake Michigan, Tony immediately fell in with a crowd of scammers and hucksters. It was later discovered that Mr. Tiger lied on his employment application at Kellogg's, and even went so far as to legally change his name to Tony to hide his earlier involvement with a ponzi scheme run by the Keebler elves.
3. At Kellogg's, Tony was known as a smooth talker, and a tiger of dubious scruples. Rumors persist that he was taking undisclosed kickbacks from ingredient vendors. Still, the management admired him for his delusional and near-fanatical belief in his product: when asked about the future of Frosted Flakes, he would always reply, "itsallgr-r-r-r-r-reat! Good things are coming!"
4. Tony was married to Mrs. Tony, and to this union were born two children, Tony Jr. and Antoinette. However, under pressure from law enforcement over his illegal cereal kickbacks, Mr. Tiger abandoned his family and fled the country.
5. I thought I knew where I was going with this, but now even I'm confused.
6. I concede defeat.

flailing forward said...

Akubi, idea for the most challenging 6 degrees ever: Casey to Success

Ogg the Caveman said...

@ flailing:

Akubi, idea for the most challenging 6 degrees ever: Casey to Success

My first thought: ooh, shiny.

My second thought: It'll only work if you add a "no connection through haterz" rule. For example:

Casey has a legion of dedicated haterz, one of whom is Ogg the Caveman.
Ogg is successful at hunting and gathering.


Casey has a legion of dedicated haterz, one of whom is Akubi.
Akubi has successfully displaced Stephanie J as Ogg's number one blog crush.

And so on. You'd probably have to rule out any mention of successfully scamming Casey as well.

Akubi said...

Aaaah, that's so sweet Ogg. It must be Happy Hour in your cave:). Did you see the butt plug addition to my CaseyPedia user profile?

Ogg the Caveman said...

Yeah, the butt plug thing is why I'm keeping Stephanie J around as an emergency backup blog crush. Just in case.

Schnapps said...

Oh this one is SWEET. And GRRRRREAT!

Tony the Tiger's voice is done by Lee Marshall (who replaced Thurl Ravenscroft after his death).

Lee Marshall was on Pro Wrestling (WCW Monday Night Nitro, etc. etc. according to IMDB and Wikipedia).

Bruce D.Collins is a former pro wrestling promoter.

Bruce D. Collins is/was an advertiser on Casey's site.