Ed Driscoll


BE AFRAID, BE VERY AFRAID: That obnoxious Pets.com sock puppet has now been reincarnated as a spokes-puppet-thing for 1-800-BAR NONE, an auto loan company, using the slogan “Everybody deserves a second chance”. (Fine. But not every corporate spokes-sock.) Read this press release for more information–or don’t. I can understand you not want to touch this ridiculous piece of lint with a three-meter cattle prod (as the Ghostbusters might say).

My wife is in danger of losing her Tough Chick status by being waaaaay too happy over this breaking news, which she spotted in this San Jose Mercury article. But her Capitalist Chick street cred is enhanced by noting that not once did he live off of the Federal or state dole during his long period of unemployment.