Sunday, December 9, 2007

Established is a Euphemism for Old - Jimmy Page is NSFM, David Beckham is NSFS, and Fark is NSFB

So here is some news on the "established stars" front.

Let's start with GrimmReality, who wasn't as down on Led Zeppelin as Slate was, but who clearly believes that Led Zeppelin are past their prime:

I know this will seem like sacriledge from hard rockers, but did anyone ever see that shitty Plant/Page Accoustic crap they did on MTV about 10 years ago? It was good for about 2 minutes. These geezers should just let the memories guide them into old age....

[D]on't get me wrong...Zeppelin was great...WAS.. at one time, and it would be a shame to see Page gimping around with the help of Doan's pills.


Heck, I haven't heard anyone discuss Doan's pills in years, and I'm only a few years shy of my half century mark. How old ARE you, Mister Grimm? (The Tony the Tiger guy could sing "You're a mean one, Mister Grimm" - holiday seasonal and all that - but he's dead, Jim.)

Meanwhile, Soccerlens has identified a way in which David Beckham can serve as an ambassador without actually having to play:

David Beckham is easily the most recognizable footballer on the planet and it is his face and the billions stringed to it that the English FA want to use to bring home the 2018 World Cup....

The geese that lays the golden eggs himself has come out of the blocks and said that he would be eager to be the face of the FA for the 2018 World Cup bid.


And how about that old - I mean established - acronym NSFW? Well, if you believe Fark's reported patent application, it's novel:

Fark has lodged a trademark application for the term “Not Safe For Work.”

If the patent application were to be approved, Fark would have the sole right to use NSFW in the following areas:

Entertainment Services namely providing a website featuring photographic, audio, video and prose presentations featuring comedic captions regarding current events and online discussions and/or reviews of web materials of an adult nature; Entertainment services, namely, providing a web site featuring musical performances, musical videos, related film clips, photographs, and other multimedia materials; Entertainment services, namely, providing on-line reviews of photogrpahs and /or web postings of an adult nature

Stranger things have happened; some skittish lawyers have been known to argue that the generic term "AFIS" is trademarked, due to its inclusion as part of a trademarked name of a twentieth-century product.

By the way, do you think this 2002 Usenet post was made by a Fark employee?

Path: archiver1.google.com!postnews1.google.com!not-for-mail
From: despamifier2...@cornerpub.com (Doug J)
Newsgroups: rec.crafts.brewing
Subject: Re: Mad cow needs beer
Date: 11 Jul 2002 06:40:32 -0700
Organization: http://groups.google.com/
Lines: 2
Message-ID: <48a9562e.0207110540.5326515f@posting.google.com>
References:
NNTP-Posting-Host: 207.250.224.4
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
X-Trace: posting.google.com 1026394834 8579 127.0.0.1 (11 Jul 2002 13:40:34 GMT)
X-Complaints-To: groups-abuse@google.com
NNTP-Posting-Date: 11 Jul 2002 13:40:34 GMT

You should probably mention that that link has a lot of foul language
and is not safe for work (NSFW).


(The acronyms in the title end with Music, Sports, and Business, in case you were wondering.)

[You should have known that I'd blow an acronym. The title has been corrected to read "NSFB," not "NSDB." The latter is an acronym I use at work daily.]

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2 comments:

GrimmReality said...

Yes, Emperor, I am a mean one as of late. 42 going on Insane is my current age. I liked Zeppelin when I was a kid, although my Freshman year in HS was when Bonham died. I just hate to see these acts come up from the woodwork. Yes, I remember Doan's Pills. I figure Page has gotten to the point of snorting them now!

Ontario Emperor said...

Wondering if Doan's Pills can be injected...