Date: Wed, 8 Jan 1997 11:36:51 -0700
From: William King wfking[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CCIT.ARIZONA.EDU
Subject: Re: POTY: "Show me the money!!"
On Wed, 8 Jan 1997, Barry A. Popik wrote:
Perhaps Peter Jennings wants POTY--Phrase of the Year?
The back page of the 7 January 1997 New York Post (sports section) shows
New York Knicks center Patrick Ewing (a free agent at year's end) and a catch
phrase from the Tom Cruise movie about sports agents, JERRY MAGUIRE:
"SHOW ME THE MONEY!!"
The only thing new about "Show me the money!!" is that somebody was
paid for writing it. Jeesh.
No, the best sports phrase, but it's been out there a while, is
"We didn't come ready to play" which basketball players with
multimillion dollar salaries offer as an explanation for getting
stomped, often by some lousy team.
One can just imagine some Asian arms dealer romping naked in the
Lincoln bedroom in the Clintstone White House being said this. What better
phrase for Hillary, Bill, Newt & Co.? I really like this one.
If you get support from the the tobacco lobby you don't have to ask such
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