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Wednesday, July 02, 2008


Rick Reilly Joke of the Week

Rick Reilly recently signed a 20-year, $480m contract to write articles for ESPN. This is the kind of excellent humor they're getting for their money:

In a droll article about athletes going bankrupt, he muses:

It's not just NBA players who have the fiscal sense of the Taco Bell Chihuahua.

Some questions.

1. Why the Taco Bell Chihuahua? Did the Taco Bell Chihuahua famously live large? Did he make it rain in Chihuahua nightclubs? Are beagles famously more thrifty, or something?

2. The Taco Bell Chihuahua hasn't even been used in Taco Bell commercials since the year 2000. Why drag him out of reference retirement the context of people who spend a lot of money?

3. How much are they paying Reilly, again?

4. Does the very mention of "Taco Bell" warrant the coveted "Food Metaphors" label?

5. Yes. Yes it most certainly does.

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posted by Unknown  # 2:56 PM


I contend that NBA players have the fiscal sense of the Micro Machines guy who talked really fast.

...And twiiiiiiins!
I mean, seriously. If you can make a humorous analogy out of anything, no matter whether it is relevant to the discussion or not, then the English language is fucked.

My car runs about as well as the movie "Aladdin."

The government is as competent as a TiVo Series 2 DVR.

Robert DeNiro has the cooking skills of Margaret Thatcher.
Joseph has an excellent point:

I mean, if he's going to break out a dog from an advertisement that hasn't been viewed in almost a decade, he might as well have gone with Spuds MacKenzie. Now that's a fictional dog in a commercial that I bet lacked fiscal discipline.
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