[Ads-l] Dykeman, Gay, etc.

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 11 20:38:52 UTC 2015


David Hume would point out that perhaps it was.

There is no logically necessary connection between a national sporting
goods chain and a name in a crude jest.

Or perhaps Dick's was a laundromat or soda fountain or something.  It is
quite beyond our ken.

JL



On Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 3:45 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 11:43 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com
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> > Dick's Sporting Goods.
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>
> ROBOT CHICKEN sketch:
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> Two guys walk into a Staples and ask a clerk whether Staples, in fact,
> sells staples.
>
> Told that Staples does, indeed, sell staples, the two guys rush across the
> street to Dick's.
>
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> Unaware, at the time, that Dick's Sporting Goods existed, I interpreted the
> point to be that Dick's was a gay bar.
>
> Youneverknow.
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