Friday, September 23, 2005

A Couple of Bad Ideas

I had a monumental idea this morning, but I didn’t like it.
Samuel Goldwyn (1882–1974), film producer

These stories struck me as just rather cheesy gimmicks:

The Associated Press article that Ed McMahon is taking to the road to pay tribute to longtime TV partner Johnny Carson, stopping in the late-night king's home state to reflect on the pair's friendship, seems like a way for McMahon to keep his name out there.

McMahon is not hosting any Star Search shows that I am aware of, he is not delivering envelopes for some sleazy publishing clearing house, so now he is going to travel talking about Carson and the tonight show. Hmmm. Carson most certainly would not like the idea.

This idea seems so bad that it could have come from the Swift Boat Campaign liars:

A new line of Chinese condom is attracting attention for using the name Clinton and Lewinsky. The condoms are sold in boxes of 12 with one product named after former President Bill Clinton priced at $3.70 and the other after White House intern Monica Lewinsky at $2.95.

It’s too bad there is not some way we can be protected from such ridiculousness.

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