Telling It Like It Is…Hey, Wait A Minute!

Happy summer everyone! We are back again with some exciting news!

Yesterday, “Telling it like it is” went viral. Can you believe it?!

Yes, that’s been our tagline FOREVER right there in our header, but suddenly yesterday the world decided to sit up and take notice of it. Our blog hits went through the roof from searches for our tagline! We’ve always known it was a great phrase, but now we have proof! It’s so nice to be appreciated! *happy sob*

Then we turned on the TV.

seriously

WHAT THE HELL?!?!? CHRIS CHRISTIE STOLE OUR TAGLINE!

Yep, it seems that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is running for president and his campaign slogan is “Telling it like it is”.

Chris Christie for President

Well, well, well…doesn’t that look familiar!

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery–and CLEARLY he must be a fan and reader (Hi, Chris!)–but we feel a little bit irked just the same.

I guess we shouldn’t be surprised. We did start the *almost* successful grassroots campaign to install Arie as the next star of The Bachelor. When you add that to the fact that we single handedly DOUBLED the number of Nubrellas sold from one to two after featuring them as a Pinterest Nightmare, it was almost a given that the mainstream would inevitably start paying attention. We are trendsetters. We just have to accept it.

A Dose of Nubrella TRENDY!

Still, we are kicking ourselves for not trademarking our nifty little tagline when we had the chance so we could get in on this action. Maybe we could retroactively trade mark it? Is that a thing? We think that might be a thing!

Apparently it’s NOT a thing. And even if it were, we would be out of luck. The attorneys at our home office have assured us that Governor Christie’s slogan is completely different from ours. You see, we “Tell it like it is” and he is “Telling it like it is”.

WHAT? That’s totally the same, right? NOPE!

The wisest legal minds our money could buy (i.e. a quick, free search on LegalZoom.com paired with knowledge from watching over 200 episodes of Law and Order) tell us that adding “ing” means it’s different. It’s a loophole…the ING-loophole, or as we around the Dose HQ have started calling it “ING-Gate”. Politicians always find a way to stick it to you, dammit!

So, since we have no legal recourse (and no moral or ethical leg to stand on, either) we have decided to forgo asking for monetary compensation. We can really only ask for him to do one thing in return.

No, we aren’t demanding that he change his banner to:

Thanks, Dose Girls!

Our request is really quite simple.

Should Governor Christie become President Christie, we fully expect to be named Co-Czars of Reality TV for the length of his administration. Some might say that should even be elevated to a Cabinet post, but we will not be greedy. If that’s not doable, we would totally settle on Ambassadors to Starbucks.

Until then, we’ll be right here to TELL it like it is…and trying on potential outfits for our Senate confirmation hearings just in case.

 

 

 

 


Comments

Telling It Like It Is…Hey, Wait A Minute! — 21 Comments

  1. Love the Jon Stewart Gif! 🙂 And I am now going to pepper all my posts with popular campaign slogans in an attempt to generate more traffic. That should really be a Blogging 101 tip, for sure!

  2. Good to see you guys back. Good news is you will probably have your slogan all to yourselves soon when the Christie campaign crashes and burns.

  3. This is definitely a conspiracy against you Dose Girls! I think that you certainly took the high road by only asking to be named Co-Czars of Reality TV. I mean, what administration wouldn’t name you to that post? Happy to see you back on the blog! xo

  4. Hahahahaha! Leave it to a politician to rip off the little guys (or gals). The worst part? I’m pretty sure you guys actually tell it like it is….whereas this guy will tell it like you want it to be and then do nothing to make it so should he get in office. Did I mention I hate politics, but love you guys? Truth.

  5. Bless ya both. Totally believed I had responded to this the second you posted. Horrors. I had not. Looking forward to seeing your smiling faces as the ambassadors to Starbucks. You’ll be a smash. Move over Subway Jared.

  6. I think you should petition to get your tag line back. We girls gotta fight for our rights! Petitioning didn’t get Justin Bieber exported back to Canada, but I think you’ve got a stronger case!

    Hope Christie doesn’t try to steal my crappychristmasletter … I’m not too worried though. What’s he gonna say? Vote for me and you’ll get something to line your cat box with during the holidays. Oh yeah – and maybe I’ll throw in a fruitcake if you get grandma to vote too.

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