Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Morning Joe Mug Scandal: Day Two



So yesterday we took issue with The Chuck hoisting aloft a coffee mug emblazoned with The Today Show logo at the end of his Morning Joe segment (see previous post). We went so far as to castigate him for doing such a thing considering the damage a mug like that could do to one's cool factor and personal brand. Immediately after the televised offense we had our team dispatch Viva Chuck Todd and Chuck'08 mugs to The Chuck's office feeling that was the end of it. We could not have been so wrong.

This morning a certain Mr. Joe Scarborough brought up the fact that he couldn't help notice that the mug Chuck drank from the day before was not a Morning Joe mug. Now we will give the former congressman the benefit of the doubt in saying that he too has issue with The Chuck for not brandishing his show's logo while on air, but to do this the very next day after we raise this exact issue as well? Whadda' ya take us for Scarborough? Rubes? We know you're reading this blog and we commend you for that, you have excellent taste. But you could at least throw us a bone on the PR front and mention that Viva Chuck Todd raised the very same issue first.

We also noticed that Willie was conspicuously quiet during your mug schtick giving the impression that he knew Viva Chuck Todd readers were going to see this for what it was and call you on it. Well, being the web-savvy chap he is, he was right. Don't get us wrong, we love ya' Scarborough. We think you're the zaniest legislator on MSNBC since Zell Miller and you give The Chuck the respect he deserves so at the end of the day you're okay in our book.

We know you can sleep well at night knowing that.

5 comments:

amaducias said...

Wait a minute! Doesn't all this "The Chuck needs a better, cooler mug" stream of consciousness run smack up against the First Commandment (i.e. "The Chuck is never wrong")? I require guidance.

MovieMom said...

Now if you really want traction on Morning Joe for the VCT mug you need to get one in the hands of Willie Geist! He's your best shot, hands down. Chuck's will never make it on air. His modesty won't permit it!

Ed D. said...

I'm still shocked there has been to Viva Chuck Todd love for the article in the "Kansas City Star" by Aaron Barnhart from a week or so back.

http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/columnists/aaron_barnhart/story/661526.html

EB said...

Hi ed.d, it looks like the site cut your link short; I went looking for it and it's a cute article about Chuck and Rachel. Thanks for giving us the head's up!

On a different note, Chuck was still mug challenged on Morning Joe today! But he did have the mug turned so no one could easily tell it was the Today Show mug. Seriously, we need to get Chuck a better coffee cup. Although...I did notice that you had beer steins for sale too; maybe he'd prefer that!

branded mugs said...

Hi ed.d, it looks like the site cut your link short; I went looking for it and it's a cute article about Chuck and Rachel. Thanks for giving us the head's up