Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Using Your Head

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes,
Knees and Toes
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes,
Knees and Toes

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I remember years ago noticing that every time Troy Aikman went to the sidelines during a Cowboy's game he quickly put on a cap. At first I thought it was a superstition, but then I learned it was a paid arrangement. He was under contract for something like $200,000 a season to make sure anytime the TV cameras caught him on the sidelines he was wearing that cap.

That of course was Troy Aikman and presumably it worked. I suppose someone sold a lot of caps because of Aikman's famous head.

Of course Troy would have probably made more money if he kept his helmet on since he had his skull bashed in so often he had to be reminded of his name for the last year or two of his career...but that's another story.

Troy Aikman made 200 thousand bucks a year using his head.

I'm sure you've heard about this kid -

He's a 20 year old web designer who auctioned off his forehead on Ebay...for 37 thousand dollars. He has to keep a logo for some anti snore goop on his noggin for a month and he pockets the cash.

This woman

cashed in to the tune of four grand and change the other day after she agreed to keep her shirt lifted up over her pregnant belly for a couple of months to hawk a casino.

I wonder if when she's in the delivery room they'll pull her arm and the baby will tumble out like coins from a slot machine.

Topping it off of course is Richard Hamilton, of the Detroit Pistons who agreed to have hair cut in the pattern of Goodyear's "Triple Tred" tire.

They're not saying how much he got paid, but he admits he did get a free set of tires.

I suppose his agent arranged it. I can only imagine how that conversation went...

"Hey, I've got a client in the NBA...he's not much of a talker but surely he could advertise something.

Yeah, I know he's an airhead but…..hey there's an idea!"

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes,
Knees and Toes
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes,
Knees and Toes

Every little body part goes
Head, Shoulder, Knees and TOE$!