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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Not Exactly "Three-Peat" Material

The "Rock Star From Mars"

Back when Michael Jordan was winning successive championships with the Bulls, and various universities were doing the same, Pat Riley had a great idea. He trademarked the term "three-peat" that indicated a team had won three consecutive championships. Big deal? VERY! for every T-shirt, poster and other artifacts of such championships, Riley got (and continues to get, one would suspect) paid. "Marketing genius," you say. Exactly...and this is precisely what Charlie Sheen has in mind.
I will not go into details about the tawdry fall from network TV or the fact that he got booed off the stage in Detroit during his first one-man show tour a week ago or so. As he said to one heckler in the crowd paid upwards of $150 for the "performance," "Dude, I've already got your money."
Anyway, Charlie's next great idea is to imitate Pat Riley. Sheen intends to trademark 22 phrases that are inimitable Sheen. Phrases like "Duh, winning," "Vatican Assassin," "Tiger blood," and "I'm not bi-polar, I'm bi-winning" may soon be unavailable for common folks like us to us without paying royalties to Charlie. That would be bad.
Not as bad as the university where I work paying royalties every year to a pedophile (expelled from four countries and jailed in one for buying children under 10 for sex) just so we can play "Rock and Roll, Pt. 2 (The Hey Song) at basketball games, but bad enough that I don't want to be a part of it.
So, there you have it...use those catchy phrases now while you have the opportunity.
The "Rock Star from Mars" will be asking for your check soon enough.


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