Thursday, August 24, 2006

copyranter celeb dish #2: meeting with LT.

Setting: Ad agency conference room.
Meeting: The Licensing Group that owned the Starter® Athletic Apparel name.
Participants: 2 men from the client, 3 men from the agency, and Lawrence Taylor, former New York Giant and NFL Hall of Fame linebacker (LT was apparently going to be a Money Man for Starter.)
Introductions are made. Agency head starts in with a brief credentials spiel, when, suddenly, LT interrupts with a pressing question.
(a couple of nervous guffaws followed by awkward silence.)
(flashes big LT smile)
I don't really remember how the rest of the meeting went.
(headshot scanned from latest issue of Cigar Aficionado)

copyranter celeb dish #1


Blogger The Man Himself said...

I'm impressed.

9:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's face it. He has a point. There was a day, only a decade or so ago, when the bitches were the main reason for coming to work.

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, sounds like the agency really dropped the ball on that one. It's okay to draw the line at 4 or 5 big, fat mountains of blow, but to deprive LT...L-T...of the bitches he expected? richly deserved? Weak.

10:20 AM  
Blogger Matt Brand said...

good point - where were the bitches, copyranter?

12:12 PM  
Blogger HighJive said...

when he asked, "where're the bitches?" the response should have been, "besides you?"

then run like hell.

12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ain't I pretty? Well, ain't I? My shiny black haid NEED bitches faw cump'ny.
Get on it, aw I bash yo ugly honky haid clean in!

12:57 PM  
Blogger badly drawn boykins said...

Say what you will about LT, he obviously cares about gender equity in the workplace. Why copyranter, why is advertising such a boys club?

Also, Starter apparel? My nipples are getting hard from 90s nostalgia.

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I met LT at the Hall of Fame induction in '99. He couldn't care less that people were there to see him and get his autograph. I didn't see him acknowledge anyone. Must have been thinkin' 'bout his beeotches!! What an ignoramous.

1:35 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

SpinachDip: yep, the meeting was about 1999. I had forgotten about it til I saw his pic in the issue of Cigar Aficionado.

1:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ironic part is that all of his bitches were right there...all lined up...he OWNED all of y'all....Hehehe

7:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


8:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally a man who understands what advertising is all about.

4:17 PM  

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