January 20, 2006

Immitation/Flattery Dept.

"The latest Wolves rumor I'm hearing... is that the T-Wolves will deal Michael Olowokandi to the Celtics for Mark BlountTrading 'Kandi for Blount is like trading syphillis for gonorrhea."
-This blog, January 18.
"Rumors from Minneapolis say that the Wolves are exploring the possibility of trading former No. 1 overall pick Michael Olowokandi to your Celtics for the legendary Mark Blount. That's like trading herpes for syphilis!"
-Minneapolis reader Ben Kennedy, in Bill Simmons' mailbag today.

Then again, I suppose we were both ripping off David Mamet's famous line about Frank Rich and Ben Brantley.

UPDATE: Oops, that link doesn't make the joke clear. Mamet once said that Rich and Brantley are "the syphillis and gonorrhea of the theater world." Rich, for his part, since since spread to the op-ed page, where he is now the HPV of the political pundit class.

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 20, 2006 02:21 PM

What's the famous line? The link doesn't tell us anything but a few factoids.

Posted by: Fat Darrell at January 23, 2006 11:53 AM
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