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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 01:53 PM
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Ben Stein loses NY Times column over endorsement
Ben Stein loses NY Times column over endorsement

NEW YORK Monotone TV personality Ben Stein has been stripped of his Sunday New York Times business column because of his work as a pitchman for a credit monitoring company.

New York Times spokeswoman Catherine Mathis released a statement Friday that said the newspaper decided it would not be appropriate for Stein to pitch for FreeScore.com while writing his column.

Earlier this year, Stein withdrew as the University of Vermont's commencement speaker over complaints about his critical views of evolution in favor of intelligent design.

Stein famously played the part of a monotone economics teacher in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090808/ap_en_ot/us_people_...

buh-bye...
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 01:55 PM
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1. Stein? Stein? Stein?....
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:07 PM
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2. very good -
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:21 PM
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3. Like you say, buh bye. n/t
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:22 PM
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4. His 15 minutes were up 20 years ago
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lib_wit_it Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:25 PM
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5. Thin Ben Stein's Money!
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Robeysays Donating Member (512 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:30 PM
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6. i saw this comercial.
it was terrible, just like his acting and views on economics. dude's only famous becasue he sucked so bad in ferris buller's day off.
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 03:05 PM
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7. Odd thing about that commercial...
the company or website he kept saying was not the one blinking on the screen. I can't remember what either said because I tune him out as much as I can -- I just noticed the inconsistency.
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FatDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:19 PM
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8. I kind of liked Win Ben Stein's Money
But I didn't realize he was a complete ass hat back then. Then he made that by all accounts awful intelligent design movie? Fuck him.
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