Monday, July 25, 2005

Our Pal Donny Deutsch

I've said some critical things about the hippest ad-man of all before. And here's another. On ESPN's Outside the Lines tonight, Bob Ley asked DD what Lance Armstrong's [PR] stature is. DD responded: "I think, in the last 20 or 30 years, there have been really three athletes that have transcended their sports. Jordan, Tiger, and now Armstrong. But he's really in a class of his own because of the testicular cancer story...." DD did not add, but wanted to, "also, he's white."

Later-DD on Armstrong's potential as a product endorser (slight paraphrase): "He could do well endorsing anything like the bracelets, anything in that life-affirming vein...It would be a waste if he put his name on some stupid video game." Hmm. Just a thought now: if shitty ugly little plastic yellow bracelets generate a buck apiece for cancer research, how about a game that generates $49.99 (or whatever).

P1: All games are violent (says DD).
P2: Lance Armstrong's game would be a game.
C: Lance Armstrong's game would be violent and Socrates is mortal.

3 Comments:

At 2:21 AM, Blogger D. Greene said...

Socrates is mortal. Quote of the week.

 
At 4:52 AM, Blogger jeremy said...

What did the president know and when did he know it?


I went down to Rue du Rivoli the other day and watched the final lap of the Tour de France go by. That shit sucks. It's stupid. It's a sport that cannot be watched and has zero excitement. And Lance Armstrong took a shit load of steroids, not to say, Finnegan, that there is anything wrong with that as such, just that the other skinny blokes pedaling around in skin tight unis didn't. Or maybe they did. Who cares? It's a terrible waste of money and time, just like the Olympics and democracy.

 
At 8:23 PM, Blogger Finnegan said...

If the other skinny blokes in tight unis did start taking steroids a) the race would be more exciting because i) the cyclists would go faster and ii) they might get into fights; b) the race would be over sooner by virtue of (a(i)). Case closed.

 

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