Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Leaping through a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• Kanye West and Evel Knievel settled a federal lawsuit Knievel had filed over trademarked imagery in a music video by West. “We settled the lawsuit amicably,” said the daredevil Knievel. “I was very satisfied and so was he.” Which means Knievel collected a pile of money that even he would not be able to leap over with his motorcycle.
• The retired Florida professor who invented Gatorade died yesterday. His remains will probably be placed in a big Gatorade jug and dumped over the winning coach at the next Super Bowl.
• R.J. Reynolds will not advertise in newspapers or consumer magazines next year. This is not a major defeat, as Big Tobacco realizes the newspaper and magazine industries are dying like, well, their customers. Plus, it’s cheaper and easier to reach people via product placement in movies and TV shows. Thank God A&E agreed to more seasons of the critically-acclaimed, cigarette-puffing Mad Men series.