Lo Siento, Taco Bell.
July 22, 2009 2:33 PM   Subscribe

 
What is with obits? Now there are going to be 10 more of these with way better content and more links, but we'll be stuck with this weak one.
posted by The World Famous at 2:35 PM on July 22, 2009 [4 favorites]


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posted by jquinby at 2:36 PM on July 22, 2009


Always in threes...
posted by opsin at 2:37 PM on July 22, 2009


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posted by mudpuppie at 2:37 PM on July 22, 2009 [2 favorites]


Good lord, until I got to the "15" I thought this was an obit for Sally Field.

(so. old.)
posted by DU at 2:39 PM on July 22, 2009 [6 favorites]


At least we know what to do with the body.
posted by adipocere at 2:40 PM on July 22, 2009 [8 favorites]


Ay caramba!

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posted by jamstigator at 2:41 PM on July 22, 2009


An end of an era.
posted by TwelveTwo at 2:46 PM on July 22, 2009


Even if you didn't enjoy his work, there's no denying his place in popular culture. Truly an American icon.
posted by porn in the woods at 2:48 PM on July 22, 2009 [14 favorites]


Remember when one of Taco Bell's dog campaigns involved imagery reminiscent of Francisco Franco? Fascism and bad fast food work so well together!
posted by Burhanistan at 2:53 PM on July 22, 2009


¿.?
posted by kathrineg at 2:54 PM on July 22, 2009 [2 favorites]


* Dog helps woman lick brain injury

Jesus Christ! I mean, I know dogs will lick anything, but what the hell was the woman thinking?
posted by yoink at 2:54 PM on July 22, 2009 [8 favorites]


One less Chihuahua in the world is okay with me. Now if we could only let the Taco Bells die off...
posted by scratch at 2:55 PM on July 22, 2009


Now he is Taco Bell.
posted by Thorzdad at 3:02 PM on July 22, 2009 [4 favorites]


Good lord, until I got to the "15" I thought this was an obit for Sally Field.

Was Gidget a controversial pop icon? I thought surfers were all the rage back then. And I don't recall her wanting anything more than Jeff, her Moondoggie and surfing.
posted by filthy light thief at 3:03 PM on July 22, 2009


Those 'similar articles' are pretty tasteless, but, then, somewhat fitting considering the quality of his work.
posted by graventy at 3:03 PM on July 22, 2009


And now, to deliver his eulogy on the sanctity of deliciousness: The Noid.
posted by gompa at 3:05 PM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


Now if only someone will burn the Burger King dude with fire.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:07 PM on July 22, 2009 [2 favorites]


Dan Cortese?
posted by porn in the woods at 3:08 PM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


In a bizarre coincidence, Clara Peller, the "where's the beef?" lady, is also dead.
posted by brain_drain at 3:12 PM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


* Dog helps woman lick brain injury

Jesus Christ! I mean, I know dogs will lick anything, but what the hell was the woman thinking?


What I want to know is why that woman was licking brains in the first place.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:13 PM on July 22, 2009 [2 favorites]


I'm sick of all these celebrities dying. Why aren't there more posts about celebrities being born?
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:16 PM on July 22, 2009 [16 favorites]


Even if you didn't enjoy his work, there's no denying his place in popular culture. Truly an American icon.

Yeah...but what does that say about "American icons"?
posted by hal_c_on at 3:19 PM on July 22, 2009


Goodnight, sweet bitch.
posted by sourwookie at 3:19 PM on July 22, 2009 [2 favorites]


I wish I could travel back in time to tell my younger self "I know these goddamn Taco Bell ads with the chihuahua are annoying, but just wait, because in the future, they get so much fucking worse." And most likely, past-Skot would reply, "Dude, I'm so high right now."
posted by Skot at 3:20 PM on July 22, 2009 [7 favorites]


Surely, THIS will eliminate the constant stream of Michael Jackson news on what passes for media in the US.
posted by Mcable at 3:21 PM on July 22, 2009


Oh man, my wife's collection of talking Taco Bell Chihuahuas will be worth some serious cash now! Aye carumba!
posted by TedW at 3:23 PM on July 22, 2009


While I've never owned one, I've always kind of liked chihuahuas. Whenever I see them at the dog park I always notice that there is something larger than life about them; like they don't have any idea that they are a small dog, and will just totally try to dominate the rottweiler that's a thirty times their size.

Unfortunately, there is something about the breed that makes people in my area feel the need to overfeed them, so seeing a normal sized one is pretty rare. Generally they look like this, and have the sad eyes of a dog that can't get up on the couch without help.

Still, as product pitchmen went, I always kind of liked that dog. Way better than the creepy rubber faced King. Who the hell thought that going with creepy, uncanny-valley, stalker would be a good choice for a mascot?
posted by quin at 3:23 PM on July 22, 2009


In a bizarre coincidence, Clara Peller, the "where's the beef?" lady, is also dead.

Please... watch your step, Creepy Burger King Guy!
posted by starman at 3:24 PM on July 22, 2009


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posted by humanfont at 3:28 PM on July 22, 2009


The Taco Bell Chihuahua, KFC, TV, Hard Rock Cafes, etc are perfect examples of dark energy temples that alter people's reality in a psychotic way, but they also show the power of dreams and are a testament of our ability to plug into our dreams and experience them on Earth.

Good night, little buddy.
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posted by porn in the woods at 3:29 PM on July 22, 2009 [2 favorites]


Yeah, I totally thought this was a kid or something until I realized it was that annoying Taco Bell dog.

Burn in hell, annoying beast!
posted by elder18 at 3:29 PM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


Yo quiero Taco Bell ... porque su sabor es como de comida para perros.





(Sorry, my Spanish is awful. Blame Google Translate!)
posted by chuq at 3:35 PM on July 22, 2009


Yo quiero vida?

(I too have always liked chihuahuas, though I've never owned one myself, or pwned one myself for that matter.)
posted by Navelgazer at 3:37 PM on July 22, 2009


* Soldier suspected of dog sodomy

Maybe it was just heavy petting.
posted by permafrost at 3:38 PM on July 22, 2009 [4 favorites]


Ginger? Ginger? Does this mean the voice WAS DUBBED?
posted by tommasz at 3:39 PM on July 22, 2009


In a bizarre coincidence, Clara Peller, the "where's the beef?" lady, is also dead.

And now, let's take a moment to remember absent friends...

*cues orchestra*
*starts video montage*

"Time to make the donuts."

[applause]

"Thass a spicy meatball!"

[laughter, applause]

"Don't squeeze the Charmin!"

[loud applause]

"Takes a lickin', keeps on tickin'."

[light applause]

"Ancient Chinese secret, huh?"

[light applause, some whispering]

"Hefty! Hefty! Hefty!"

[light applause]

"Calgon, take me away!"

[loud applause]

"Less filling! Tastes great!"

[thunderous applause, shouts of "Woo!"]

"I can't believe I ate the whole thing!"

[light applause, scattered laughter, whispering]

"Where's the beef?"

[raucous laughter, wild applause]

"Yo quiero Taco Bell!"

[standing ovation]

*stops video*
posted by Atom Eyes at 3:41 PM on July 22, 2009 [13 favorites]


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posted by Tacodog at 3:42 PM on July 22, 2009 [5 favorites]


¡Yo quiero BRAAAIIINNNS!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:45 PM on July 22, 2009


WHEN WILL THE CELEBRITY MASSACRE END, GOD????
posted by Windigo at 3:48 PM on July 22, 2009 [2 favorites]


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posted by Tacodog at 6:42 PM on July 22 [+] [!]


Dead only a day and someone's already hijacked her MeFi account!
posted by Faint of Butt at 3:50 PM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


Bizarre coincidence? She died in 1987.
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 4:00 PM on July 22, 2009


I don't care much for the taste of chihuahua; better stay off the Enchiritos and Taquitos for a little while.
posted by Nelson at 4:01 PM on July 22, 2009


Was Gidget the chihuahua a paedophile? I don't know, but the fact that people are even asking this should give us all something to think about. If Gidget was in fact a notorious paedophile we should think twice before lavishing praise.
posted by Meatbomb at 4:09 PM on July 22, 2009 [3 favorites]


No, not a paedophile, but Gidget and Bubbles the Chimp were married in a controversial ceremony in one of the few places where that kind of thing is legal, Wasilla, Alaska.
posted by wendell at 4:16 PM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: Where's the beef?
posted by ...possums at 4:22 PM on July 22, 2009


Was Gidget the chihuahua a paedophile?

Nope. A Petophile.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:23 PM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


And now, let's take a moment to remember absent friends...

I'm imagining these names being read by the "Can you hear me now" guy.
posted by brundlefly at 4:46 PM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.
posted by Tacodog at 4:49 PM on July 22, 2009


The Taco Bell tolls for thee.
posted by effluvia at 4:50 PM on July 22, 2009 [5 favorites]


Ay, chihuahua!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 5:02 PM on July 22, 2009 [2 favorites]


2 tacos for $.99? What a deal.
posted by ydontusteponit at 5:20 PM on July 22, 2009


Bizarre coincidence? She died in 1987.

That doesn't change the fact that they're both dead. Think about it.
posted by brain_drain at 6:09 PM on July 22, 2009


*drops chalupa on the curb*
posted by jonmc at 6:47 PM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


You know who ELSE is dead...
posted by darkstar at 7:10 PM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


Ach! DEATH! IT SURROUNDS US
posted by DoctorFedora at 7:44 PM on July 22, 2009


Yo quiero descansar en paz.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:26 PM on July 22, 2009


obitchuary
posted by jeremy b at 9:24 PM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


Yo quiero a Gidget RIP.
posted by CharlesV42 at 5:06 AM on July 23, 2009


You know who else liked to eat chihuahuas ...
posted by aldus_manutius at 7:44 AM on July 23, 2009


Overthinking a Taco Bell meal.
posted by porn in the woods at 7:55 AM on July 23, 2009


She will be laid to rest in a lovely Gordita.
posted by blue_beetle at 8:30 AM on July 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


back in the day, i had two (gay, women) friends who dressed up as the 'drop the chalupa' ad for halloween. karen was a dead ringer for the chalupa theif guy (guilty look on face, chalupa held overhead), justine made a great cop, their chihuahua was already dressed, but the kicker was their other dog, stuck in one of those horrid doggie neck cones because of leg surgery...they dressed him up as the policemans flashlight...so very funny

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posted by sexyrobot at 9:21 AM on July 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


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