Ball Park Does Not Understand What Invention Means

Ball Park’s most recent commercial claims that their newest hotdog is America’s greatest invention. I have a few problems with this assertion.

First of all, America didn’t invent anything, although I get what they mean. Also, hotdogs were invented in Germany centuries ago and its forefather, the sausage, dates back thousands of years.

These are slight annoyances that are easy enough to forgive in a dumb commercial. It’s makes it more powerful to claim that some company that toyed around with a basic hotdog recipe invented something new. To tie in the invention with the country itself really drives the point home.

To claim that America, an American, or human beings for that matter, invented electricity is downright idiotic, though.

Benjamin Franklin invented electricity in the same way that Christopher Columbus invented America. It’s not like either of those things existed before they happened upon them.


Marcello C. De Feo

Founder and co-ownerr at Untied Magazine
Marcello De Feo started blogging in 2002 as a way to promote his band and stay in touch with friends back east when he lived in Colorado. Over the years, he has owned and run many blogs, the most notable of which was the now defunct He currently runs, and
  • Estebomb

    Settle down Schmosby

    • Marcello

      Well played.