Tuesday, May 09, 2006

And in totally irrelevant news...

No-spin Golf Balls: Bill O'Reilly, host of the Fox News Channel's "O'Reilly Factor," is selling Titleist DT SoLo balls on his website (billoreilly.com). The balls are imprinted with his trademark sign-off, "The Spin Stops Here." The balls are available by the sleeve ($8.95) or the dozen ($34.95). For the record, the ball's 392 dimples (in an icosahedral design, no less) are there to ensure it does indeed spin, O'Reilly's claims notwithstanding.

For O'Lielly, bullshitting isn't a politcal gambit, it's a lifestyle. And, if I wasn't so pleased with the notion of the right wing fools who frequent his site being separated from their money, I'd point out that the same balls without Bill's motto printed on the side retail for about $20.

Now, back to your regularly scheduled dip in the fevered swamp.


Blogger bluememe said...

Did no one at Fox consider the irony in inviting us all to take a 5-iron to Big Giant Head's balls?

9:17 PM  
Blogger Eric Soderstrom said...

They never grasp irony at Fox. His logo used to be the words "NO SPIN" with a circle slash through the word "NO" implying "the no no spin zone," or simply "The Spin Zone." Then there's the "holiday" ornaments they had for sale on the Fox site during his most recent "War On Christianity" tirades.

They only see irony when it is pointed out to them and then they try to correct it without admitting there was anything wrong in the first place. Maybe those balls will be on closeout soon.

I had a long day, and I'm tired and not willing to put forth the effort, but I'm sure there's something funny to be found in the idea of O'Reilly selling golf balls that were designed to let mediocre golfers hit the ball farther than they should.

11:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it would be far more entertaining if the balls (unlike Bill) really and truly lived up to the oft-declared 'no spin' motif.

How disappointed would the golfers be when they dsicover the non-aerodynamic balls are just as clunky as O'Reilly's political rants?

11:15 AM  

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