Avoid the Noid

During the 1980s, Domino's Pizza ran a series of ads featuring "The Noid" -- an annoying creature that ruined pizzas intended for delivery. By ordering pizza from Domino's you could supposedly "Avoid the Noid."

The ads were very successful, but were abruptly cancelled in January 1989 when a man named Kenneth Lamar Noid "wielding a .357 magnum revolver stormed into a Domino’s in Atlanta, Georgia and took two employees hostage" for five hours.

Mr. Noid's problem with Domino's was that he believed their ads "specifically made fun of him."

Mr. Noid was found innocent by reason of insanity, but that was the end of Domino's Noid campaign.

You can read the full story at priceonomics.com.

     Posted By: Alex - Mon Jul 28, 2014
     Category: Advertising | 1980s

I was elected Mayor Of Dumble Saskatcewan. Okay Dumble is a not even a "ghost" town now, but is a gravel pile for highways mainteance. And the bunk house my survey crew shared in about 1975.

Still, when anyone replies to a post I make; It should start with ` The Honourable
Posted by BMN on 07/28/14 at 05:59 PM
OOPS. :red:
I meant this as a comment for the King of Albania.
Posted by BMN on 07/28/14 at 06:05 PM
Wow, I never heard that story. That ad campaign was pretty popular and then it was just gone but I never really thought about it, interesting.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/28/14 at 07:25 PM
So, Kenny was a-noid at the ad campaign? Get it!?!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/28/14 at 08:07 PM
I Joined in the boycott of dominoes that was started in response to then owner/ceo Tom Monahan's funding of radical anti-abortion groups.
:lol: :coolsmile:
BTW- I haven't ordered a papa john's pizza since he claimed during the 2012 election that if ObamaCare passed he would not be able to sell a pizza for less than $20.00 !!!
What is it about making pizza that turned these men so right wing? 😊
Posted by Tyrusguy on 07/28/14 at 10:10 PM
While this has no relation to the noid, possibly this is wierd enough.
Posted by Skyte on 07/29/14 at 05:36 AM
Tyrusguy: it's not pizzas specifically, it's running a big business. Right wing politics are good for the owners of big business, and bad for employees and small enterpreneurs.
Posted by Richard Bos on 07/29/14 at 07:29 AM
And left-wing politics generates crackheads and welfare moms, which is good for those that like to stir up gender, race and class animus.
Posted by RobK on 07/29/14 at 11:43 AM
Ha! You do know how to tell them, RobK!

Crackheads are more prevalent in countries with a large difference between rich and poor, which is exactly those countries with a right-wing government. That's why the USA has so many more of them than my own country.
Posted by Richard Bos on 07/29/14 at 12:59 PM
@Richard Bos, I guess you're right! That would explain Herman Cain Too!
BTW Rich, Did you Deliver a boat to the Netherlands from the Caribbean via the Chesapeake and the Azores a few years back? :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 07/29/14 at 02:45 PM
I... have no idea what the fsck you're talking about.
Posted by Richard Bos on 07/29/14 at 03:33 PM
I've found that when getting good pizza any franchise can be bad depending on how it's managed and run.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 07/29/14 at 03:43 PM
Yeah, it's generally better to go to a separate pizzeria, where the guy in front of the ovens is a proper pizzaiolo and not some box-pusher.
Posted by Richard Bos on 07/29/14 at 05:34 PM
I agree with you both there but like they say, Even if it's bad it's still pretty good! :lol:
@ Richard, I met a boat delivery captain in Norfolk a few years ago with a VERY similar name and thought it might be the same Rich Bos (sp?). Sorry for any confusion but the man that I met was a VERY nice person and was one of the people that makes me wish I could have been born Dutch! :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 07/29/14 at 11:00 PM
Ah, no, never been a captain in my life, and I'm not very suitable for life on the seas. And I don't call myself Rich - I'm not exactly poor, but Rich? Hardly.
Posted by Richard Bos on 07/30/14 at 06:20 AM
While my corner pizza store makes a great inexpensive pizza, the $5 Hot-n-Ready is good in a pinch.

Richard- you are correct, I imagine there are more potheads and cokeheads in your country than crackheads.
Posted by RobK on 07/30/14 at 08:04 AM
Yeah, and the potheads, in general, manage not to make a problem of themselves.
Posted by Richard Bos on 07/30/14 at 08:57 AM
Will be interesting to see if our potheads (in Colorado and Washington) behave differently than yours.
Posted by RobK on 07/30/14 at 11:35 AM
I imagine most of them like Domino's or Little Caesar's or Papa John's pizza late at night.
Posted by RobK on 07/30/14 at 11:37 AM
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