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New York Times Talk Schmuck

The New York Times make a huge deal out of the title of the upcoming comedy starring Steve Carell and Paul Rudd, Dinner for Schmucks.  Debbiel Schlussel, Lorne Michaels, and some rabbinical authority make appearances in this tale of a … Read More

By / May 4, 2010

The New York Times make a huge deal out of the title of the upcoming comedy starring Steve Carell and Paul Rudd, Dinner for Schmucks.  Debbiel Schlussel, Lorne Michaels, and some rabbinical authority make appearances in this tale of a word that I’ve been hearing for about as long as I could say "mamma" and "Dadda."

"At The New York Times, where the word is still considered potentially offensive, the title of Mr. Roach’s film may be mentioned only sparingly. Still, advertisements for the movie would probably pass muster, said Steph Jespersen, director of advertising acceptability for The Times, though a final decision will be subject to review by a standards editor and possibly a "rabbi or two."

 

Must be a slow news day.