Saturday, August 11, 2007
Bringing dope style and a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• A city councilman in Cleveland objected to a Seagram’s billboard (pictured above) sporting the headline, “I bring dope style and laughs! What do you bring to the party?” The complaining councilman believed “dope style” was a drug reference, although Seagram’s officials pointed out it’s a term “that is well known to mean cool.” Regardless, the billboard has been taken down in Cleveland, and Seagram’s cancelled plans to run it nationwide. Now that’s dope.
• The Washington judge who lost his $54 million lawsuit against a dry cleaner who misplaced his trousers intends to fight the court order to pay the cleaner’s legal fees (see Essay 4225). The case-related bills total $82,907.50. Talk about getting taken to the cleaners.
• A moron in West Virginia is suing Mickey D’s for $10 million because the restaurant put cheese on his burgers after he ordered them not to. The man, who is allergic to cheese, didn’t realize the mistake until he took a bite and had a reaction requiring a hospital visit. It’s a good thing Mickey D’s hadn’t lost the guy’s trousers too.