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Too close to the wiener

November 22, 2022

In the grocery store parking lot I saw a bumper sticker that read: “If you can see my wiener you’re too close!” The word “wiener” was in red ink and then there was a drawing of a little wiener dog.

Get the joke? Wiener: dog, and wiener: you know.

I thought the bumper sticker should have been funny, but it wasn’t. I think I might have felt like Travis Bickle felt when he took Betsy out for coffee and pie and he told her he needs to get better organized and that he’s thinking of getting one of those signs that reads, “One of these days I’m gonna get organizized”, and instead of laughing at his joke she looked at him like he was crazy. Which he might have been. Maybe, but I need convincing.

I’m glad I’m not Travis Bickle.

Speaking of movies, I once saw a movie about hot dogs. The movie was very popular and wound up being nominated for a lot of awards. Turns out it was an Oscar wiener.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 23, 2022 7:14 am

    That movie was on TV recently. He was a nut job, but was kind of a good guy…? We have a seafood restaurant that is on the water with outdoor seating. They advert is ‘Biggest Deck in Town.’ Kinda like the weiner, but mostly makes me roll my eyes and move on.

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  2. November 23, 2022 7:55 am

    Yeah, that’s on the same level as the wiener bumper sticker! I saw that the movie was on last week (Showtime or HBO?) but I didn’t watch it. I’ve seen it a bunch of times and now I’m thinking I should have watched it again.

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    • November 23, 2022 9:40 am

      I read an interview with DeNiro a couple years ago: “Every day for 40 f***ing years at least one of you has come up to me and said, “You talkin’ to me?” What does he expect?! That line is iconic.

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      • November 23, 2022 12:49 pm

        He should feel lucky that fans don’t come up to him and start reciting full lines of movie dialogue to him to reenact scenes!” You don’t know anybody named Iris?”

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