February 10, 2003

"Dude, Yer Goin' To Jail"

"Dude, Yer Goin' To Jail"

NEW YORK, Feb. 22 — Actor Benjamin Curtis, the well-known Dell computer Corp. pitchman "Steven" who says on television, "Dude, yer gettin' a Dell," was arrested for possessing marijuana in New York, officials said Monday.

Now, before passing judgement on poor Curtis, let's be honest: someone over there at MSNBC.com is also puffing the weed if they think today is Feb. 22. Oh, wait. . . I just hit the Refresh button, and they changed it to Feb. 10. That's right folks, Rambling Rhodes, reporting to you as it happens! But, I'm keeping it as Feb. 22, so their screw-up remains for all to see, well, at least on this site.

CURTIS, 22, WAS CHARGED with criminal possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor that carries a prison sentence of up to three months if he is convicted, a spokesman for the Manhattan district attorney's office said.

Seriously now, is there anybody out there who watched those commercials and didn't think, "Now that guy HAS to smoke tons upon tons of pot. He just HAS to." Anyone that panicky, with an insatiable jones for a Dell, simply can't be sober.

A spokesman for the Round Rock, Texas-based Dell said he was not familiar with the details and declined to speculate on future plans for the advertising campaign.

Oh, come on. This opens the door to some truly wacky Dell marketing. They can appeal to the pot smoking tech-heads of the world. "Dell, it's a bong of a computer."

Posted by Ryan at February 10, 2003 04:17 PM

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