Sunday, May 25, 2008

Celebrate National Tap-Dancing Day!!!

Today, a St. Paul, Minnesota baseball team's notoriously witty marketing department has unveiled one of the most poignant campaigns in recent memory. The first 2,500 fans will receive their very own 'bobble foot doll,' pictured below. In honour of national tap dancing day, the doll features a mini-bathroom stall, complete with bobbling feet able to tap a tune. The response thus far has been positive, with phones ringing off the hook in anticipation of the giveaway (and to a lesser extent, the minor league baseball game it is promoting).

For those not familiar with the not-so-subtle joke here, the stall is in reference to Idaho Republican Senator Larry Craig, who was arrested at the Minneapolis airport months ago. He was allegedly attempting to solicit homosexual acts with an undercover federal agent by "foot-tapping, bumping feet and swiping his hand under the bathroom stall."

This just goes to show that old, right-wing, white men sheepishly asking for a man love in a public setting is not only hilarious, but is suitable comedic material for children, families and obese people.

Unfortunately, the Saints lost the game, 6-2

1 comment:

THE Captain said...

I find it almost criminal that this is the first mention of Larry Craig...Larry Craig week?