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RIP "Crazy Eddie" Antar

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by The Big Ragu, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Eddie Antar, owner of 'Crazy Eddie' electronics chain, dead at 68

    Anyone who grew up in the NY area in the 1970s / 80s will remember this:

    "His prices are so low, they're INSANE!"

    The place went bankrupt in the late 80s and left behind a giant embezzlement mess. The real Eddie (who first fled to Israel before being extradited) and his cousin (who was CFO) went to prison for tax evasion and securities fraud.
  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    During that era, those of us on the the West Coast had Mr. "Pussy Cow" Cal Worthington ...

  3. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    The local businessman serving as colorful pitchman schtick is gone.

    Ernie Boch, a car dealer, was the big one in Boston.

  4. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Songbird, WTF on several fronts. First, why "Pussy Cow"?

    Second, that flew by the FCC? Hmm.

    Third, did you see what video cued up after the Pussy Cow one? Looks like a perverted National Geographic special, tits and all.
  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I can't believe he was only 68.
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    They're really saying "Go See Cal" but it knew what they were doing and Pussy Cow took off like a wildfire.

    I watched one of those side videos of Amazon people. Fascinating, especially the end of one where the dude's family, after he comes back from hunting, gathers round to pick ticks off his cock and balls.
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  7. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Pussy isn't on the list of seven dirty words. Asshole isn't either.
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  8. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    I'll back Songbird on the "Go See Cal." I misheard that line all throughout my childhood, and my Dad finally set me straight when I asked him what on Earth a "pussy cow" was.
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  9. Monday Morning Sportswriter

    Monday Morning Sportswriter Well-Known Member

    We have had Billy Fuccillo selling cars all across upstate New York -- Watertown to Albany -- and I think he is in Flordia, too. He's Huuuge.
  10. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Birmingham had Jim Skinner and his equally annoying son.

  11. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    From Columbus, Mississippi, here's Carl Hogan Automotive's entry.

  12. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    We bought a TV and our first VCR from Crazy Eddie's when I was a kid.
    That's all I got.
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