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Friday, September 01, 2006

Inbox of Immaturity

Here's my fab 5 for the week:
The "Old E" in Entourage here
Oh, George Allen: Diss Ingenuous video here
Fun game from Aki here
Lassie Wins here
Holy Crap! here

Also passed around amongst the fellas, we know our 6 degrees: Matt Leinart's going to be a dad. He is playing qb for the Arizona Cardinals --> Harry Morton (Lindsay Lohan's bf and son of Peter Morton) wants to name Cardinals' Stadium "Pink Taco Stadium" after the restaurant chain he owns. Leinart's also friends with Nick Lachey who I think has some connection to Jessica Simpson who is now in love with John Mayer (overchicked!) and was at the VMA's which sucked (see above image), and that makes me and my buddies want to drink.

Happy Labor Day!

1 comment: said...

Hi there,

I created the Pink Taco restaurant & bar concept and opened the original in May 1998 -- a year before the Mortons opened their first.

The controversy and community response to their version is tame compared to what I faced in ultra-conservative Manhattan, Kansas. We had aggressive picketers, petitioners, hate letters, anonymous threats, an onslaught of negative letters-to-the-editor, and police

There were many stories in the local papers. The ABC affiliate out of Topeka came to Manhattan and did an on-site story that ran state-wide on the evening news, and the CBS affiliate invited us to join them in-studio for their half-hour morning show (which we declined since things were spiraling out of control).

I would do Internet searches at the time that would call up page after page of hits about me and my store. My Pink Taco dominated the regional news and spread nationwide through online postings and reprinted stories in towns across the country.

Anyway, I have written an article recounting the history of the original Pink Taco and the intense controversy it caused (complete with pictures and links to about a dozen of the news stories). You can read it on my blog if you're interested:

If that link isn’t hot, just click on my name and take that route instead.