The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

3 June 2003

Sneed's Feed and Seed

Formerly Chuck's.

"The filthiest joke ever broadcast on network TV," says Lileks, and of course it's true — I remember watching the episode of The Simpsons in which it appeared, staring in disbelief, rewinding the tape just a smidgen, and staring in disbelief again, followed by "Oh. My. GOD." It was another ten minutes before I could resume viewing.

Lileks is also talking about refurbished gas stations this morning, which reminds me of a former Oklahoma City quasi-landmark that started out as a Texaco or something and was transmogrified in the Seventies into "Pumps Bar and Grill", a tony (to the extent possible) restaurant with the remarkable slogan "Premium Food at Regular Prices." And I don't remember ever having to tell the wait staff to get the lead out, either.

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Ok this is pissing me off. EXPLAIN THE SNEED's THING. (or at least mail the explanation to me)

Posted by: Vickie at 5:52 PM on 3 June 2003

You should've asked in private. That way the world doesn't know you didn't get it. :)

Posted by: Steve at 6:48 PM on 3 June 2003

You want I should post a list of people who didn't get it?

I didn't think so. :)

Posted by: CGHill at 7:03 PM on 3 June 2003

Steve - I couldn't care less who knows I didn't get it. According to Lileks, "[He's] described the line to smart people, clever people, Men of the World, and they don’t get it..."

Seems to me I'm in fairly decent company then.

So is somebody going to explain this or what?

Posted by: Vickie at 7:27 PM on 3 June 2003

I don't get it either, unless it's something to do with the 'uck' in Chuck.

Posted by: Scott Chaffin at 8:13 PM on 3 June 2003


Posted by: McGehee at 9:11 PM on 3 June 2003

Lilek's "find & replace" clue helped...if you replace the EED in each word with UCK, it would read:


Pardon my language, but I'm trying to make a point here... :-)

But it still doesn't seem all that funny to me. Assuming, of course, that I interpreted the clue correctly. Charles, can you confirm or deny?

Posted by: David at 9:15 PM on 3 June 2003

That seems like quite a stretch to me. I wouldn't be ashamed to admit that I don't get it. It apparently has nothing to do with how smart you are, and everything to do with how dirty-minded you are.

Posted by: Lynn S at 9:31 PM on 3 June 2003

As a practicing (well, out of practice) guy, I'm probably fairly high on whatever scale one uses to measure filthy-mindedness.

Geez, Dave, the least you could have done was slap a spoiler warning on that. (Which I have done, sort of, after the fact; I have faded the text to a considerable extent, which makes it less readable, though anyone who understands cut and/or paste will sneer at this feeble attempt to conceal.)

Posted by: CGHill at 9:45 PM on 3 June 2003

In my earlier comment, I simply didn't type in the final three words: Like I did. :)

Posted by: Steve at 9:59 PM on 3 June 2003

Lynn - I actually thought that it WAS what David typed out in near-invisible type up there, and I agree with you - what a stretch to see in that title the world's filthiest line on TV. First, you have to replace the word, then you have to imagine the other two. Seems to me you could take just about anything and turn it into whatever you wanted to turn it into. But then again, we're wimmin, which already puts us at the disadvantage of being from Venus.

Posted by: vickie at 5:13 AM on 4 June 2003

Which, if nothing else, explains the endurance of mythology: if anything, men ought to be associated with Venus, if only because its atmosphere is highly toxic and corrosive.

(I can work a stereotype — or two Monotypes — with the best of them.)

Posted by: CGHill at 6:55 AM on 4 June 2003