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A great food personality has died R.I.P.

billieboy Jul 23, 2009 10:20 AM

We will miss you


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    ClaireWalter Jul 30, 2009 10:23 AM

    Probably TMI on http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/unlea..., but interesting trivia nonetheless.

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      Leper Jul 23, 2009 09:06 PM

      Billieboy, I have been in marketing for over 25 years. When Taco Bell changed their campaign and dropped the dog, it was the second dumbest move I've ever seen. (The first was Dell dropping the Dell Dude.) Both really, really stupid moves.

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      1. re: Leper
        alkapal Jul 29, 2009 05:03 PM

        stupid PC move.

      2. kattyeyes Jul 23, 2009 04:46 PM

        An old boss of mine had a plush toy that said "Yo quiero Taco Bell" when you squeezed it. ;)

        Let's be grateful for slow news days, guys. If you remember back to early September 2001, the big story (before the REALLY BIG STORY) was beaches being cleared due to shark sightings. I'll take fluffy, lighthearted news any day of the week over what happened later that month. And, for the record, the same boss with the plush toy safely escaped from the WTC that day, as did someone very close to me...so, please, let's be VERY thankful indeed for slow news days.

        R.I.P., chiquita!

        1. legourmettv Jul 23, 2009 12:17 PM

          I was sort of surprised at how much ink this received in this morning's newspaper.


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          1. re: legourmettv
            shallots Jul 23, 2009 12:23 PM

            Reasons the story got coverage:
            Easy copy from the wireservices
            Not controversial
            It's summer, nobody cares, really.

            And now we get to see if the hound gets a mention at the TV awards shows along with the dead of TV land.
            (That's when the controversy will start if Morris the cat didn't get a mention.)

            1. re: shallots
              billieboy Jul 23, 2009 01:40 PM

              Also known as "Slow News Day" :-)

              1. re: shallots
                Sloth Jul 23, 2009 01:44 PM

                Summer is the "silly season" for journalism (or what passes for it nowadays).
                Surprised not one newspaper or talking head I've seen has managed to work in the phrase "Dog days of summer".
                But I guess by making it a "newsworthy" story, they are pleasing the sponsors.

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