1 May

May 1, 2010

Have you seen Oprah lately? She’s been on a crusade to promote public safety and protect Americans from certain death.

No, this has nothing to do with terrorism.

Proving that there is no bandwagon moving too fast for her to jump on, Oprah has joined the crusade to stop texting and driving. More accurately, she has jumped on the bandwagon, climbed over the band, and tossed the wagon driver into the road dust. She has been promoting her No Phone Zone, in which everyone from average citizens in the street to even Gail King and Queen Rania of Jordan signs a pledge to never ever text while driving.

It is perfect for Oprah- non-controversial and public relations friendly. How can you argue against it, especially when twenty-four states have already adopted cell phone and texting bans and more are under consideration? Like most of Oprah’s other causes (education, health, animal rescue) it is really a good thing, but unlike the other causes it is impossible to measure any effects it will have, if at all, since it is totally unenforceable and immeasurable.

But it sure garners Oprah some great publicity in a time when her ratings are down and she is preparing to move to her own cable network.

In order to generate some positive publicity and free press for Mr. Blog’s Tepid Ride, I hereby announce the debut of my new cause,


Please help

 What would a kosher deli be without pastrami?

Imagine walking into Katz’s Deli, Wolfie’s or even Subway and finding pastrami taken off the menu.

What if, hanging among the salami and bologna, was an empty space where the pastrami used to be?

At your favorite diner, the Deli Duo taken off the menu?

It boggles the mind.

Yet everyday, in millions of delicatessens around the country, millions of patrons may face this dilemma. 

Don’t become one of them.

Save the Pastrami

When you see the Save the Pastrami volunteer in your neighborhood, please take a second to sign our petition. It is fast and easy and won’t cost you a dime.

However, the cost of not signing may be enormous.

Please, help Save the Pastrami.

Think about it, won’t you?



6 Responses to “SAVE THE PASTRAMI!”

  1. skinner May 7, 2010 at 2:19 pm #

    Hilariously, given your forum sig, it actually took me quite a while to figure out where your blog was at.

    I’m a big fan of safety but Oprah would turn against the dangers of puddles if it gave her a straw man to burn down.

    Still, where I live its actually a ticket if you’re caught texting or talking and driving, and the police (OPP) are pretty pleased with their new revenue stream.


    • bmj2k May 7, 2010 at 11:46 pm #

      Thanks Skinner. I appreciate you dropping by my silly little corner of the ‘net.

      As for police and revenue streams, I saw today an NYPD sgt. giving out parking tickets in a private parking lot today for parking in a handicap spot. In a private parking lot for a mall.


      • skinner May 10, 2010 at 10:17 am #


        Although a second round of looking at that picture has me really quite hungry for a sammich.


  2. TexasTrailerParkTrash May 8, 2010 at 12:09 pm #

    Just looking at that photo makes my arteries harden. But then, my 90 year-old mother eats a pound of bacon a week…so go figure.



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