Sunday, October 10, 2010

Idle Question

Can't the Norm/Donovan Cowboy post-game show attract better sponsors than strip joints?

Those ads cheapen the station whenever they appear.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I seem to recall a few years back, The Ticket wouldn't accept advertising from strip joints at any hour. Now it seems they'll allow it after 6pm, and on weekend evenings. I'm not sure of the policy.

But come on, dude. The Ticket *IS* the demo for strip clubs. Methinks The Plainsman is a bit of a prude sometimes. The Ticket is 40-50% "guy talk," which translates into women and drinking and gross-out humor. If these things are not for you (and that's fine if they're not), why do you listen religiously (no pun intended)?

The Plainsman said...

Anonymous, thanks for the note.

I plead not guilty on this one.

Although my identity remains a closely-guarded secret, I can assure you with some sincerity that I'm not a prude, although you will note that I do describe myself as a "gentleman listener" to The Ticket.

Strip joints are havens for prostitution, drug use and dealing, money laundering, organized crime infiltration -- not to mention fairly deliberate attacks on family life, to which I ascribe some value. I have actually had some acquaintance with employees of some of these cribs, and their stories are almost always sad ones.

So, yeah -- I think these ads make The Ticket sound trashy, and I think TT should turn them down.

"Hollywood" Matt Shannon said...

Doesn't really bother me, but I see what you mean, Plainsman. If you heard about it, you may recall a sad tale of a local woman who worked for local wrestling company PCW that was shot dead at a strip joint in Fort Worth(and I don't mean the nice part of Fort Worth) before the gunman turned the gun on himself. From everything I heard, she was nothing but nice to everyone she came in contact with. The really sad part is, from what I understand, people were trying to get the place shut down.

ap said...

One of these days, I want to call in to the postgame show and remind Norm to give his customary shoutout to Soul Man's BBQ. With locations in Terrell, Rockwell, Garland, Mesquite, Van, Royce City, and in Dallas at 183 and Regal Row. I've never been to any of these locations, but over the course of listening to postgame shows, the locations stick out in my brain. Go figure.

Captcha = "fectiere"...pardon me while I go look that up.

The Plainsman said...

Hollywood: Had not heard that story but it's unsurprising. Can't say I hang out at these joints, but there is something really sad and depressing about that life. Tony Soprano, of course, warned us "Don't disrespect the Bing," but that's how I picture joints like that, dingy and dirty and full of sad cases of both sexes. You can call them "gentlemen's clubs" all you want, but the sleaze and cheese overwhelms the effort to make them seem respectable in an almost comical way.

And let's not forget the degradation of women, which they also promote.

Anonymous is surely correct that these joints aim at the Ticket demo. I just don't think the Ticket needs a closer association with disrespect for women and immature treatment of matters sexual than its current reputation (undeserved or not) suggests. I enjoy the naughtiness of the station as much as the next guy, although sometimes it crosses the line into misogyny -- I'd just prefer that it not be associated with the demonstrably damaging influence of these clubs.

Benediction coming right up.

Blue Moon said...

And don't get me started on the "breastaurant" ads -- especially with that spare Sean Salisbury. I'm sorry, but I don't see why there are so many foolish people who like heavily made-up, moderately attractive women being nice to them because they are trolling for big tips all while being served thoroughly mediocre food...

The Plainsman said...

Blue Moon, I couldn't agree more. Hate those Sean Salisbury ads. No wonder women think men are dumb, that we get suckered in by sweet young pneumatic things being nice to us whilst slinging brew. Of course, they apply for the jobs . . . .

BTS said...

Don't get me started on the spectacularly racist "love you long time" ads they were running last year.

They could also earn major credibility points by turning down political ads. They're guaranteed to turn off some of the population no matter what side they dress on.