Sunday, February 14, 2016

A Word from The Sponsor



Not so very long ago I was dining with a professional acquaintance from out on the hardscrabble plains of North Texas.  He had selected the venue.

We were shown to our table by a nice young woman.  As we were being seated, I mentioned to her that I had heard that the restaurant would be closing at this location and re-opening somewhere near downtown. 

Yes, she said, they would be closing in October and reopening a week or so later at a location in Uptown close to Downtown.

As she was speaking, I heard something, a certain music in the voice, a certain smiling inflection in her cadence.

"You're Gina Cook," I said.

She confessed immediately.

I told her that I get a kick out of the commercials and she was very pleased about that.  I asked if I might take her picture.  The Kodak puts out a very harsh and undiscriminating flash so please take that into account, although I have tried to soften the glare with some adroit Photoshopping:


I told her I'd write about our encounter and publish it here, which also made her very happy.  So happy, in fact, that she sent over an extra side dish (the lobster mac) and a rather tasty after-dinner drink.

Now Confessors, I know that not everyone enjoys the bantering commercials for Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse in Dallas and Fort Worth, but I will strictly enforce a code of enhanced courtesy in the comments for this article.  This ain't a Republican debate, y'know.

She was really nice and loves supporting The Ticket with their advertising, so consider what keeps our heroes on the air, will you?

My medium rare filet was perfect.

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33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Plugola, P-Man, plugola . . .

The Plainsman said...

It's a fair pinch, 904. A fair pinch. Although there was no quid for the pro -- we'd had a nice chat and she was doing what good restaurant managers do, comping something fun for good customers. In fact, I hang at the Tollway store a fairish amount, usually at the piano.

And while mea is culpaing, I will admit in advance to a certain hypocrisy in this, in that I have been known to aim some unfair teasing at other Ticket sponsors (the McClure Law Group -- hmpf! -- recently notable among them).

So you can have at me on this topic -- gently, of course. We're all going to have our favorites.

Shaggy said...

SHE'S GOT CRABS!

Alan said...

I see your adroit Photoshopping didn't include fixing the red eye effect, one of the first things one normally learns in Photoshop! And as long as you're lobbing blog grenades at McClure Law can I borrow a couple to send out to Reagor Dykes Auto Group?

The Plainsman said...

I never even noticed the redeye, and without my specs this morning I'm still having a hard time seeing it. The screen on this old IBM PC has pixels the size of quarters so maybe it's not picking it up. But I'll take your word.

I hope to have a Reagor-Dykes article up sometime. Maybe he'll send me over a "great car." That would be so real.

Sideshow Bob said...

Del Frisco's Double Eagle?!? I'd like to see THAT contract! #cuevivaldi

Scruffy said...

I'll give him a chance and keep it real if he gives a professional-grade microphone a chance.

Shaggy said...

Sheesh...a 2-segment infomercial? Thumbs down boys.

The Plainsman said...

Hey, Faithful Shagster: The first rule of the confessional is to follow the Rules of the Confessional. The second rule of the confessional is to describe what you're commenting on if you're the first person to comment on it. So please, do tell.

Is The Hardline shilling for Virgin America again?

Shaggy said...

No, it was BaD Radio (check the time stamp :D ).

Two full segments on the ParanoidFan App.

blergoyen said...

that's a lot of bandwidth for a free side dish and a Cosmopolitan. I stand by my Miata comment.

cactusflinthead said...

Among annoying commercials she is not on my list. I don't mind her.
It's probably a guilty pleasure but there are times I like the cheesy commercial.
Junior Sample at BR-549

The outlandish claims and stupid slogans are part of it. Our gubmint even has some. Everybody remember to FEED THE PIG!

meh, whatever. I miss Spike Dykes in a phone booth. I want throwback commercials. I wanna hear Gina say BOWLING BOWLING again. Why not a retro commercial? Yeah, ain't nobody makes money off that. Right, sorry my bad.

Did anybody think the Law Hawk was going to be on the big stage? Not me either.

Anonymous said...

So it's come to this: A site about spots and sponsors on our favorite station. Shut it down, let's go home!

Shaggy said...

Thanks anon post again sometime.

Anonymous said...

Don't mind if I do, Shaggy. Let me know when you approve of my opinions. It'll make my week.

Anonymous said...

SHUT UP, TY

cactusflinthead said...

Well, if you just have to have a hot sports opinion about the little ticket. I can help you out.

I can't stand Awards Show Corby. Of all this superlative, in your face if you disagree attitudinal approach that is the one time I can't hack it. If it was about sports or something I might even remotely cared about I can usually suffer through it.

In the words of the great John Oliver, "It is not physically possible for me to give less of an s." It's just spiffy there was another spat between Taylor and Kanye or whatever. I do not care and I am not going to waste X amount of my drive time listening to it. I caught the bone they threw the hockey contract and it was adios amigos. At least Mike gave me fair warning it was up next. And when the Oscars roll around I will be just as gone. It's cool Jason Isbell won. It's cool that Buddy Guy won. Were they on the show? The most entertaining segment concerning the Grammys was Norm being Norm when he was quizzed about it by Donnie and the Sirois.

And yes commercials are part of the radio atmosphere.
I don't care if it rains or freezes as long as I have my plastic Jesus!
That was a commercial back in they day so they tell me, emanating from the X.
Hell, Warhol made art of a soup can.

Anonymous said...

A full morning show segment on Women's UFC. Am I listening to BaD Radio? I see Women's UFC, but I'm not getting it buddy.

blergoeyen said...

Were the Musers advocating for women's MMA? What was the topic?

Anonymous said...

They were playing the Rhonda Rousey audio from the Ellen show, where Rousey talked about thinking about killing herself after getting her butt kicked.

blergoeyen said...

Given Rousey is still bigger than MMA and Ellen is a very popular day time talk show, I doubt they decided to burn a segment on it because it was UFC related.

Anonymous said...

Music expert Corby is making a fool of himself over who did and didn't get music tributes at the Grammy's.

Ed said...
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Ed said...

_________ expert Corby is making a fool of himself over _________

Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

His act got old for me along time ago

The Plainsman said...

Does anyone know why George completely lost it (giggles) during the "Window World" live spot in the 5:30 slot this morning? They had been discussing Hitler-based comedy shows, including a one-episode disaster from way back when, airing only in England, I think, called "Heil Honey, I'm Home," and a new German comedy movie and possible TV series about Hitler waking up in the 21st century. I have a feeling, though, that George's wheezefest was prompted by something else.

DRW1961 said...

It was fun to hear a seminal piece of Ticket history this morning at 7:40 - the Nolan Ryan Snow Monkey story.

"...the lady who was the head of the snow monkeys..."
"...snow monkey ambassador..."

There is 90 pounds of gold in that one story.

Anonymous said...

figures a guy like Jack Kemp would be a Kanye defender. They are a match made in heaven.

Anonymous said...

P-Man, I heard George go off but I wasn't listening closely enough to pick up on what set off the giggles. Wasn't there an emergency brake a year or two ago where he did essentially the same thing?

Anonymous said...

FWIW, I think Dan looks better with hair than without.

East Texas P1 said...

For those who don't venture into the badlands of reddit /r/theticket.

http://imgur.com/swMTSvM

cactusflinthead said...

Did anybody else download the Ticket Drop app today?
Best dang app I have bought in the history of ever.

slinky said...
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Anonymous said...

Ok, I'll leave a comment, thanks for asking.

I really like Gina Cook. She's funny, and she seems really nice.

"Hockey?"