June 18, 2002
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So where are Mr. Congeniality (Ari Fleischer) and his bride-to-be registered for their upcoming wedding? Let's see. . .Macy's, Crate & Barrel, and. . .Target?
posted by arco (43 comments total)

 
Only six Margarita glasses? That seems low.
posted by ColdChef at 1:59 PM on June 18, 2002


Oh, and the Target (Tar-jay) link is broke.
posted by ColdChef at 2:00 PM on June 18, 2002


Target registry.

I'm going to buy Ari this book for his wedding. He probably needs a primer.
posted by Shadowkeeper at 2:06 PM on June 18, 2002


Whoops! Cookies messed me up there. If you want to see the Target registry, search for the name here. If that link doesn't work, go to Target.com and look for it. (They're looking for a Forrest Gump DVD, if you're stumped for a gift.)
posted by arco at 2:06 PM on June 18, 2002


um...are we sure this is everybody's favorite liar, or just some other guy named Ari Fleischer? For all we know, if he was getting married, his gift registry would be under Lawrence Fleischer, eh?
posted by taumeson at 2:07 PM on June 18, 2002


No, it's him. I found this with help from USN&WR (scroll down ot the bottom, under "Sunday at Macy's").
posted by arco at 2:10 PM on June 18, 2002


Someone should sign them up for a Wal-Mart registry, and put him down for one of these aptly-named items.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:13 PM on June 18, 2002


I guess it's true what they say...there's someone for everyone. Even the Worm.

I checked, but "sincerity" and "integrity" aren't on the lists, so I won't be getting him anything.
posted by rushmc at 2:14 PM on June 18, 2002


Don't knock Target---I've got a friend who works for Marshall Fields and apparently a lot of their overstock ends-up rebranded in Target to clear it out.
posted by nathan_teske at 2:16 PM on June 18, 2002


I am disturbed at how willing you all are to invade this man's priv--hey! Ralph Lauren bathtowels! Neat!
posted by feckless at 2:21 PM on June 18, 2002


Hey why is everyone so down on Ari Fleischer? Isn't it his job to spin the news to the press? Has he done anything differently than his predecessors?
posted by cell divide at 2:21 PM on June 18, 2002


Oh how I hate the Ari Fleischer, with his wee beady eyes and that smug look on his face...oh, you're going to buy my chicken?
posted by mathis23 at 2:22 PM on June 18, 2002


What the hell is a "TABOO F01/S02" on the Target registry?
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 2:24 PM on June 18, 2002


Taboo...it's a word based board game. For the love of cripe, why isn't Jenga on there?
posted by mathis23 at 2:26 PM on June 18, 2002


lupus_yonderboy, I'm guessing it's Taboo.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:28 PM on June 18, 2002


Taboo...it's a word based board game.

... where you can't say certain words. The bad news for Ari's future Taboo opponents is that he totally rocks at this game. Remember this before you go over to Ari and Rebecca's place for board game night.
posted by iceberg273 at 2:30 PM on June 18, 2002


i looked through all the working registries and i did not see: a toupee, a conscious, and a boss that he could actually believe in.

all the forks in the world couldnt add up to one of those things, ari.
posted by tsarfan at 2:31 PM on June 18, 2002


Has he done anything differently than his predecessors?

No - it's who he's doing it for that drives 'em crazy.
posted by ljromanoff at 2:35 PM on June 18, 2002


For the moment, I'm going to assume that just because Ari Fleischer is getting married doesn't necessarily mean that he will breed.
posted by mathis23 at 2:38 PM on June 18, 2002


The bad news for Ari's future Taboo opponents is that he totally rocks at this game.

LOL
posted by rushmc at 3:01 PM on June 18, 2002


Hey why is everyone so down on Ari Fleischer? Isn't it his job to spin the news to the press? Has he done anything differently than his predecessors?

Cynically, one could say: No, except while doing so he has managed to piss off the people on the White House press corps more quickly and thoroughly than anybody else. Even during the worst relations between the press and Clinton, McCurry (and Lockhart) managed to keep their senses of humor and rapport, with a kind of "you know I've got to lie to you, so please don't call me on it" attitude, rather than Ari's Chinese Wall of "how dare you accuse me of lying to you?".
posted by dhartung at 3:09 PM on June 18, 2002


Plus, I don't recall Lockhart ever warning Americans to "watch what they say and watch what they do".
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:11 PM on June 18, 2002


Areyou guys kidding? Ari Fleischer is my hero.
posted by Yelling At Nothing at 3:11 PM on June 18, 2002


And to be fair, Ron Zeigler was far better at being evil than Ari. The press corps actually feared that guy.
posted by Yelling At Nothing at 3:13 PM on June 18, 2002


That guy needs an honorary de-Jewing. I'm just embarassed for my peeps.
posted by luriete at 3:53 PM on June 18, 2002


Am I the only one that thinks this is a breach of someone's reasonable expectation of privacy. As much as I despise the man's politics and public behavior, even he is entitled to some sort of private life.
posted by Argyle at 4:05 PM on June 18, 2002


What are you talking about Argyle? Everyone here is going to pitch in and buy them something. Right?
posted by anathema at 4:19 PM on June 18, 2002


Am I the only one that thinks this is a breach of someone's reasonable expectation of privacy.

There IS no reasonable expectation of privacy when you make your begging lists publicly available.
posted by rushmc at 4:43 PM on June 18, 2002


...this is a breach of someone's reasonable expectation of privacy.

Maybe, maybe not. However, this is one ugly thread.

I'm not a fan of Ari, but I hope he and his future wife are able to distance themselves from the noise and enjoy their wedding.
posted by joemaller at 4:53 PM on June 18, 2002


We just want to buy him a punch bowl. Is that so wrong?
posted by thebigpoop at 5:16 PM on June 18, 2002


That guy needs an honorary de-Jewing. I'm just embarassed for my peeps.

I can't stand Ari but that is a disgusting thing to say.

And I concur with the guy who said not to knock Target. It is a great store that has nice stuff for a good price.
posted by McBain at 5:57 PM on June 18, 2002


In addition to Marshall Fields (and upscale regional retailers Dayton's and Hudson's), Target is also related to Mervyn's. There's definitely trickle-down in the Dayton Hudson Corporation -- I'm sure the buyers for Target use their leverage with the same manufacturers DHC calls on for its upscale stores to get good stuff for their discount store too. This is the real edge Target has over Wal-Mart or KMart.
posted by kindall at 7:13 PM on June 18, 2002


You should be aware that Field's and Mervyn's are not driving profits in that company, which has renamed itself ... drumroll please ... Target Corporation.
posted by dhartung at 8:11 PM on June 18, 2002


He has nice taste in BBQ tools....
posted by spilon at 8:29 PM on June 18, 2002


Also a contributing factor to Target's coolness: Their flagship store on Nicollet in downtown Minneapolis has an escelator just for shopping carts. I want to ride it.
posted by nathan_teske at 9:31 PM on June 18, 2002


MeFi: Where we can find ways to tear you apart based on your wedding registry.

Some of you really need to explore some hobbies.
posted by Dreama at 9:58 PM on June 18, 2002


Just to prove that we're totally off-topic: The Target store on Nicollet (in downtown Minneapolis) is nice, but I still miss Jitters and the Times. Downtown Minneapolis was pretty cool before we started spending millions of dollars to put big-box retail stores in the middle of the city.
posted by subgenius at 7:33 AM on June 19, 2002


I just wanted to stick in my oar and say I like their china pattern -- I'm a big fan of the Lenox Presidential collection.

As well, I think it's nice of people to register at Target. Other than our china (which Target hasn't added to the merchandise as of yet), that's the only place we registered. The picture frames and towels are alot more affordable there, and not necessarily of less quality, than at department stores. But many other people have mentioned that already.
posted by meep at 8:24 AM on June 19, 2002


Some of you really need to explore some hobbies.

Is bringing everyone down already taken?
posted by Kafkaesque at 8:44 AM on June 19, 2002


The shopping cart escalator is really cool, they've got one in Queens too.

The commitment of Target to adapt horizontal suburban retail to vertical urban environments is impressive! Will be interesting to see what Wal-Mart does when it crosses the final frontier and starts to build stores in highly dense urban areas.
posted by MattD at 8:48 AM on June 19, 2002


Around here, Montgomery Ward's went out of business and had two large stores that stood empty until Tarzhay installed the Escalator Of Fabulosity. One of these is very near my house and I can't wait for it to open! When the first one opened, I saw a significant number of people just going up and down the escalator with empty carts.

Incidentally, both of these stores are in the 'anchor' areas of malls. I want to see what is going to happen to the third Ward's store in town, at yet another mall...
posted by verso at 11:18 AM on June 19, 2002


What does the escalator for shoppin carts consist of? Last I saw one of those, in France, the carts had magnets what stuck to the surface of the escalator...

What does de-Jewing mean?
posted by ParisParamus at 6:33 PM on June 19, 2002


Laughing at Ari
posted by ColdChef at 11:59 AM on June 21, 2002


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