Tuesday, June 14, 2005

And here comes Rusty Gordon driving the #29 Mary Kay Cosmetics car

I was watching some NASCAR on Sunday, which I haven't done in a while, and the winner of the race, Carl Edwards, was driving a car which was sponsored by a life insurance company. Now it seems to me that a company that pays a bunch of money to one's family when one dies would be a little hesitant to insure someone who drives 200 miles per hour for a living. What kind of message are they sending? "Go ahead and do whatever extremely dangerous things you want; we've got deep pockets just waiting to spill forth our money to your loved ones."

But I digress. The reason I'm bringing this up is that pretty much anybody with enough cash can get their company name emblazoned upon the hood of one of these cars, no matter how ironic or goofy it looks.

So, what other companies would be funny to see represented?

5 Talked Back:

At June 15, 2005 at 12:27:00 AM CDT, Blogger Jim said...

Sure to get more boos than Jeff Gordon:
Bob & Ken's Antiques.
Mother's Against Drunk Driving.
The New York Times or Washington Post.
Attends Adult Diapers.
PBS.

 

At June 15, 2005 at 10:05:00 AM CDT, Blogger stan said...

I was also thinking Toyota or Nissan might get booed, too.

 

At June 15, 2005 at 4:04:00 PM CDT, Blogger Scott said...

Toyota is already in NASCAR, in the NASCAR Truck series, and I bet Nissan won't be far behind.

 

At June 17, 2005 at 1:29:00 AM CDT, Blogger Jim said...

the CEO is probably a NASCAR fan, by having his company as a sponsor he gets access to the VIP tents, gets to meet the drivers, gets invitations to private parties, gets luxury box seating...

and, not only is it all deductable but "team sports" get a double deduction for salaries...

he plays, we pay, it's the corporate-America way (not that I'm bitter or anything)

 

At June 20, 2005 at 10:08:00 AM CDT, Blogger stan said...

And when we watch it, we get bombarded with twelve commercials per second...while the race is on, not just during commercial breaks.

 

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