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    Federline Super Bowl Ad an "Insult"?

    A restaurant trade organization has expressed "serious concerns" about an upcoming Super Bowl ad featuring Britney Spears' estranged spouse going from the recording booth to the fast-food counter.

    The 30-second ad for Nationwide Mutual Insurance is scheduled to air during the third quarter of Super Bowl XLI on Feb. 4.

    In a letter to Nationwide, Steven C. Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the Washington, D.C.-based National Restaurant Association, charged that the ad "give[s] the impression that working in a restaurant is a demeaning and unpleasant," and stands as a "direct insult to the 12.8 million Americans who work in the restaurant industry."

    Nothing personal against Mr. "PopoZăo," mind you.

    "It's not about Kevin Federline," Chrissy Shott, spokeswoman for the National Restaurant Association, said Wednesday. "It's about the ad."

    Though the association hasn't seen the as-yet unaired ad, it believes, based on reports, that its depiction of Federline joining the fast-food employment ranks is something less than inspirational.

    "It gives the impression that it's demeaning," Shott said.

    The Anderson letter, dated Monday, expresses the hope that Nationwide won't air the ad, and warns if the company does it'll alert its members—"many of whom are customers of Nationwide."

    According to Nationwide, the restaurant group can't see the Happy Meal for the fries.

    "The intent of the ad isn't to offend or insult the many fine individuals who work in the restaurant industry," Nationwide spokesman Eric Hardgrove said in a statement to Reuters. "The focus of the ad is the element of surprise, not the setting of a fast-food restaurant."

    The ad is part of Nationwide's "Life Comes at You Fast" campaign. Previous Super Bowl spots have starred Fabio going from buff model to wrinkled old man, and M.C. Hammer going from mansion-dwelling rap star to mansion-selling trivia answer. The point: Life changes, and not always for the best.

    "No one has personified 'Life Comes at You Fast' in the media better than Kevin Federline," Nationwide advertising exec Steven Schreibman said last week in announcing the spot, and paying backhanded compliment to its star.

    Federline's life came at him fast, so to speak, last November when the 28-year-old former backup dancer was booted from Spears' entourage via a divorce filing. At the time, Federline was embarking on a club tour to promote his poor-selling rap debut, Playing with Fire. The tour was quickly aborted—not even tabloid headlines about the divorce helped sell tickets.

    Though Federline doesn't have much of a rap career, at least not now, Nationwide insists the late-night talk-show punchline does have a "great sense of humor."

    "He's poking fun at himself," Schreibman said in last week's statement, "and in the process, gets to have the last word."
    "Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.” -- Gen. George S. Patton

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    As much as I hate Federline, good for him for at least realizing the failure he is...

    What the fuck is wrong with people? This is just embarassing...
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    If K Fed can poke fun at himself, this organization should get over it. Jeez, some people have completely lost their sense of humor.

    If he was driving a trash truck, would the ad had been any different? Oh yeah, the Sanitation Drivers of America would offically be offended..
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    Don't miss the TRULY disturbing message here.

    Federline REMAINS in our social consciousness and is gettin' paid for being a douchebag.

    What is this teaching our children? What will this teach HIS bastard offspring? Be a dumbshit wigger and you too can have a trailer trash wife, pop out a couple of kids and then go bang other hot chicks?

    Please, Lord above, make him go away!
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    the ad "give[s] the impression that working in a restaurant is a demeaning and unpleasant,"

    I've done it. It's a little more than an 'impression', folks.

    Unless you're the owner or general manager...or the restaurant in question is the fucking Tavern On The Green, restaurants are a shit gig.
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    Pussyfication of America, Take Two

    Comment costs Putnam coach, Principal issues 2-game suspension

    PUTNAM, CT — Putnam High’s Hall of Fame basketball coach is in hot water.

    New Putnam principal Bill Barry suspended coach Tony Falzarano, in his 33rd season, for two games and a week’s worth of practice for derogatory comments made Saturday after the Clippers’ loss to Tourtellotte Memorial High.

    The suspension went into effect Tuesday. Falzarano said his free-speech rights have been violated and he has hired a lawyer.

    Falzarano, whose inexperienced team had not lost since 1992 to its rivals from Thompson, was quoted by the Norwich Bulletin after the game as saying, “You can’t make chicken salad out of chicken you-know-what. And right now, we are chicken-you-know what.”

    Barry has been principal at Putnam for 28 days. That comment drew his attention. Barry said he saw the comment in the Bulletin and decided action was warranted. He said there was an additional “personnel” issue involved that he would not disclose.

    “He’s been a coach for a long time, I have a lot of respect for him,” Barry said. “But his quotes in the paper were not acceptable.”

    Falzarano, an outspoken coach who has won 533 games in his career, said he met with the team Tuesday and discussed the situation.

    “I told them that if I offended anyone — my team, the parents, the community — then I’m sorry for that,” Falzarano said.

    “But my integrity is being questioned,” he added.

    Falzarano maintains he didn’t say anything vulgar, but Board of Education member Jamie Purdon said he couldn’t support the comment.

    “I like Tony, but that (comment) was in poor taste,” Purdon said. “When you talk about a team like that, it doesn’t help the confidence level. You’re not always going to have a state championship team.”

    Board of Education Chairman Mike Morrill said he supports a clear understanding teachers and coaches are dealing with 16-, 17- and 18-year-olds.

    “The best coaches were those who challenged and supported us,” Morrill said of his high school experiences. “They didn’t put it out in the public, they did so in the locker room.”

    The chairman of the Eastern Connecticut Conference, Windham Principal Gene Blain, said the league, and the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, have not jurisdiction in the case.

    “There is local autonomy when you deal with these situations,” he said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLifeFlatHeadScum View Post
    the ad "give[s] the impression that working in a restaurant is a demeaning and unpleasant,"

    I've done it. It's a little more than an 'impression', folks.

    Unless you're the owner or general manager...or the restaurant in question is the fucking Tavern On The Green, restaurants are a shit gig.
    I have worked in restaurants for over 20 years, as a Chef.....it is not a shit gig.....it's like everything else in life.....it is what you make it.

    And you don't have to work in fine dining establisments.....be an owner.....or GM, to make it worth it....I have known many a bartender and waiter to pull down 50 to 75 thousand a year......if they're good....and alot of people really enjoy the job.

    I get to cook for a living.....I'm personally living a dream......I get paid to do something that I would gladly do in my spare time......

    Secret to life.......find something you love to do, then find a way to get paid for it.


    BTW.....the ad doesn't offend me at all.....got to have a sense of humor to work in my kitchen......K-Fed can come and wash dishes for me....always looking for good help

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve mcqueen View Post
    I have worked in restaurants for over 20 years, as a Chef.....it is not a shit gig.....it's like everything else in life.....it is what you make it.

    And you don't have to work in fine dining establisments.....be an owner.....or GM, to make it worth it....I have known many a bartender and waiter to pull down 50 to 75 thousand a year......if they're good....and alot of people really enjoy the job.

    I get to cook for a living.....I'm personally living a dream......I get paid to do something that I would gladly do in my spare time......

    Secret to life.......find something you love to do, then find a way to get paid for it.


    BTW.....the ad doesn't offend me at all.....got to have a sense of humor to work in my kitchen......K-Fed can come and wash dishes for me....always looking for good help
    by the sounds of it, it sounds like they're making fun of working at corporate fast food places (McD, BK, etc.), and that IS a shit minimum wage job... otherwise, like you said, a true restaurant job is what you make of it as it's primarily a cash business...

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve mcqueen View Post
    I have worked in restaurants for over 20 years, as a Chef.....it is not a shit gig.....it's like everything else in life.....it is what you make it.

    And you don't have to work in fine dining establisments.....be an owner.....or GM, to make it worth it....I have known many a bartender and waiter to pull down 50 to 75 thousand a year......if they're good....and alot of people really enjoy the job.

    I get to cook for a living.....I'm personally living a dream......I get paid to do something that I would gladly do in my spare time......

    Secret to life.......find something you love to do, then find a way to get paid for it.


    BTW.....the ad doesn't offend me at all.....got to have a sense of humor to work in my kitchen......K-Fed can come and wash dishes for me....always looking for good help

    Sounds like you work in an actual eating establishment that I would be proud to take my mother to. Wasn't really talking about that, but hey.....congrats on realizing your dreams, bra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLifeFlatHeadScum View Post
    Sounds like you work in an actual eating establishment that I would be proud to take my mother to. Wasn't really talking about that, but hey.....congrats on realizing your dreams, bra.
    You and your Mom are welcome anytime......It would be an honor to cook for any woman who raised a VH fan.....

    She must have done something right....

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    Give me a freakin break....... If a commercial insults you, you need a big dose of self esteem.
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    That commercial insults me because I'm a HUGE Federline fan... wait... I didn't just... nevermind!

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    Well I guess this is good news for any cavemen that are offended by the Geico ads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod
    Pussyfication of America, Take Two

    Comment costs Putnam coach, Principal issues 2-game suspension

    PUTNAM, CT — Putnam High’s Hall of Fame basketball coach is in hot water.

    New Putnam principal Bill Barry suspended coach Tony Falzarano, in his 33rd season, for two games and a week’s worth of practice for derogatory comments made Saturday after the Clippers’ loss to Tourtellotte Memorial High.

    The suspension went into effect Tuesday. Falzarano said his free-speech rights have been violated and he has hired a lawyer.

    Falzarano, whose inexperienced team had not lost since 1992 to its rivals from Thompson, was quoted by the Norwich Bulletin after the game as saying, “You can’t make chicken salad out of chicken you-know-what. And right now, we are chicken-you-know what.”
    http://norwichbulletin.com/apps/pbcs...ORTS/702010340
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