Daniel Snyder Keeps Going Backwards
Far be it for me to disagree with one of my esteemed colleagues writing continuous news, but I have one quibble with the lede of this morning's WaPo story about Daniel Snyder's latest purchase:
Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, whose investments in a theme park and a hamburger chain already had a 1950s flavor, today completed a nostalgic trifecta with the purchase of the American Bandstand franchise made famous by aging entertainer Dick Clark.
Um, hello, Joe Gibbs? Let's make that a Superfecta. Also, is it really possible that the owner of the team that signed Adam Archuleta now also owns the rights to a series called "Bloopers?" And that, just a week after we saw some disturbing visual evidence about the Redskins and their dancing skillz, Snyder now has a stake in "So You Think You Can Dance?" Can someone make Carlos Rogers a judge?
By the way, sources indicate that a few more nostalgia-laced purchases could be forthcoming:
Levittown: Moving from the cities to the suburbs is good! Monotony is underrated!
The Davy Crockett Toy Collection: According to some Web site, "The New York Times estimated that American kids, by the end of 1955, had their choice of over 3,000 different Davy Crockett toys and items." Now, 21st century kids can get replicas of these toys with their FedEx hamburger meal combos! Because really, a little Native American caricaturing never hurt anyone.*
Blue Note Records: Improvisation means "making it up as you go," right?
Hula Hoops: Look kids, going around in circles can be fun!
The Collected Works of Jack Kerouac: Contrary to popular wisdom, you can be consistently Beat and still make money.
* Claim does not apply to Native Americans.
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