It’s Mercedes Man! Drop your guns!

February 1, 2008

Confidential security memo to fashion show staff: I don’t want to frighten anyone, but we believe criminal elements may be trying to infiltrate our business.

Yesterday they kidnapped a model, strapped him into a restraint, and put a silly wig and sunglasses on him. If you want to know the truth, he looked like Howard Stern.  In a final act of humiliation, they hung a Mercedes-Benz hood ornament around his neck and shoved him onto the runway!

In one slight upside, we immediately got 600 orders for this outfit, so don’t say anything to the media…

fashion-mercedes-300.jpgA model displays an outfit by designer Menchu Mora during The EGO of Pasarela Cibeles fashion show in Madrid January 31, 2008. REUTERS/Susana Vera

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This is not a fashion show: it’s that popular new game show, Bling My Weasley.

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Fashion: putting the pain in Spain.

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These wacko designers are a daimler a dozen.

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The glasses look like a shot in the dark.

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[...] Google the Super Bowl and the Oscars. Anyway, the overwhelming reader favorite for February was Mercedes Man. Not only did he top the charts, he even beat an item on that other new superhero, Toothache [...]

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Oh lord, wont you buy me a night on the town ?
Im counting on you, lord, please dont let me down.
Prove that you love me and buy the next round,
Oh lord, wont you buy me a night on the town ?

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