Quote of the Day

Posted by Iannucci | 2/19/2009 | 3 comments »
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"Did you see any quotes from me in that press release?...I guess they were looking for publicity, but nobody from that group has contacted me or my agent. The first I knew about it was when I read the (Associated Press) story from London." - Danica Patrick, expressing how utterly thrilled she is at having her name used for the express purpose of someone else's publicity.

Full disclosure: I'm considering retaining the services of a driver to be the official spokesperson for My Name Is IRL, and among the names under consideration is, of course, Danica Patrick. I think she'd be a sterling representative of this product and I would enthusiastically work with her to help increase awareness of this fine online publication. I should have a related press release available shortly.

(Thanks to our buddy pressdog for catching this in his daily perusal of the finer Canadian publications.)

3 comments

  1. Anonymous // February 19, 2009 2:24 PM  

    The writer claimed she gained fame after finishing fourth in her first Indianapolis 500 then leading a lap the next year.
    That's interesting given that she finished fourth after surrendering the lead in her first 500.

  2. Diecast Dude // February 19, 2009 5:11 PM  

    Wouldn't be the first time someone's dangled Mrs. Hospenthal's name has been used lately to garner free, cheap self-serving publicity (*coughjaybusbeecough*)

  3. mmack // February 20, 2009 2:31 PM  

    Full disclosure: I'm considering retaining the services of a driver to be the official spokesperson for My Name Is IRL, and among the names under consideration is, of course, Danica Patrick. I think she'd be a sterling representative of this product and I would enthusiastically work with her to help increase awareness of this fine online publication. I should have a related press release available shortly.

    It'll never work Jeff. She'll expect to be paid.

    :^P