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Jul 23, 2009 10:20 AM

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

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


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    1. re: legourmettv

      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

          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.

      1. 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, please, let's be VERY thankful indeed for slow news days.

        R.I.P., chiquita!

        1. 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. Probably TMI on, but interesting trivia nonetheless.