Today on Tommy T’s Obsession With The Freeperati – Odds and Ends edition
Good morning, everyone! Every so often I get a bit behind on the FR threads, sometimes skipping over ones I saved previously, for ones more relevant/entertaining/thematic. This leaves a few behind which deserve your attention, so periodically I’m going to whip them up into a flatulent fondue and serve them up. If the threads appear dated, that’s why.
First up is a rank remnant of theEt Tu threads from last week’s Obsession: Freepers luvs them some Olive Garden !!
Posted onThursday, June 18, 2009 12:23:58 PM byBCrago66
Following a week of back and forth between CBS late night comic
David Letterman and Sarah Palin over a crude joke he told about the
Alaska Republican governor’s daughter, the Olive Garden restaurant says
it is cancelling all of its scheduled ads on Letterman’s “Late Show”
for the rest of the year.
Now previously, Freepers always derided boycotts as ineffective. Not to mention embarrassing to the boycottor because it makes them look desperate, and also makes them look stupid when nothing happens except a collective yawn from the boycotee.
Well, they’ve been pretty much oblivious to their own hypocrisy so far, so why change now?
div class=”EC_b2 blockquote” style=”margin-left: 40px;”> Excellent. To my knowledge, this is the first TV
sponsor to pull its ads from the Letterman show (Embassy Suites pulled
its web ads from CBS.com, which is much smaller money.) And this is a
big one, too.
posted onThursday, June 18, 2009 12:23:59 PM
Olive Garden will now experience an uptick of
customers, even in a recession.There’s a lot more of us than there are
posted onThursday, June 18, 2009 12:31:58 PM
Obviously, BCrago66 has already forgotten the last two elections.
I think theyreally want to believe that rather than being just a fringe subset of the 27% dead-enders, they are the majority in this country. You see it all the time in the” I don’t trust polls (unless they’re good for the GOP) “ shtick that they endlessly flog. Oh well – back to the celebration!
We may have to make a run to the Olive Garden this weekend.
posted onThursday, June 18, 2009 12:32:53 PM
(Department of Homeland Security, Certified – “Right Wing Extremist”)
Cant wait to go to Olive Garden!
posted onThursday, June 18, 2009 12:32:56 PM
Posted onThursday, June 18, 2009 3:07:52 PM bycurth
A spokesman for the Olive Garden disputed a report from Politicothat
the restaurant chain pulled its advertising from the David Letterman
show due to jokes about Sarah Palin’s daughter. “Information
reported today by Andy Barr of Politico regarding Olive Garden’s
advertising on the Late Show with David Letterman was erroneous. No
authorized spokesperson for the company confirmed the information in
his report,” said Olive Garden spokesman Rich Jeffers in an email to
The Vote. “The Olive Garden media schedule is planned months in
advance. The schedule for the Late Show with David Letterman was
completed earlier this month. We take all guest concerns seriously.
And, as always, we will factor those concerns in as we plan our
advertising schedule in the future,” he continued.
Oh, oh. Cancel the proposed dinner at Olive Garden.