3 June 2003
Sneed's Feed and Seed
"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.
Posted at 7:32 AM to Blogorrhea
Ok this is pissing me off. EXPLAIN THE SNEED's THING. (or at least mail the explanation to me)
You should've asked in private. That way the world doesn't know you didn't get it. :)
You want I should post a list of people who didn't get it?
I didn't think so. :)
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?
I don't get it either, unless it's something to do with the 'uck' in Chuck.
Lilek's "find & replace" clue helped...if you replace the EED in each word with UCK, it would read:
CHUCK'S FUCK & SUCK
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?
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.
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.)
In my earlier comment, I simply didn't type in the final three words: Like I did. :)
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.
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.)
A mere two years after the fact, I noticed that the font-color scheme used on an earlier comment doesn't work out here on the archive page. Go figure.