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Spade Robs Farley's Grave

By David Rutter

David Spade has made an actor's living as the creepy letch who pretends he's way younger that his 40 or so, solely as a technique to snag hot babes.

Turns out he's even creepier in real life than what he played on TV

His most recent commercial for DirecTV matches him with the ghostly superimposed Chris Farley during their Tommy Boy turn.

Except now Spade looks 45 in addition to being 45.

And no, there appears to be no nobler ulterior involvement, such as arguing against overindulgence and a dissolute lifestyle which did in Farley, or perhaps donating proceeds to some charity. This is a cash deal, baby. Creepy is the new greedy, I guess.

The statute of limitations on good taste and reverence for a departed loved one apparently is 12 years, which coincidentally, is just how long Farley has been dead.

So, now we know what to think of Spade for making another buck off his dead friend (the one with talent).

But what's DirecTV's defense? Their execs missed school on the day when business ethics was discussed? Wait, I forgot. Rupert Murdoch bought the company for $6.6 billion***. I guess that answers the tastefulness puzzle.

But maybe they'll listen. Call them. Inundate them at 1-800-531-5000. I did. Ten times.

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***CLARIFICATION: Murdoch agreed to sell his share of DirecTV to Liberty Media in 2006; the deal was finalized last year.

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Posted on October 26, 2009


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