Monday, February 18, 2008

Marky Ramone Condoms: Bringing New Meaning to the Phrase "Beat on the Brat"

Posted By on Mon, Feb 18, 2008 at 7:25 PM

Via Pitchfork (and tipster Jaime).

Onetime Ramones drummer Marky Ramone has teamed with safe sex education company Ready Two Go to unveil a series of "safer sex kits" to help promote the "cool, hip" (and, of course, disease-free) way to make your blitzkrieg bop and your gabba gabba hey. What do you get with each kit, you hesitantly inquire? Why, a couple jimmy hats, some lube, and an STD resource card, packed in a discreet Marky Ramone-themed tin with the motto "Too Tuff to Break" emblazoned on top. Available in black or silver! And, as Ready Two Go reminds us, the tins are easily refillable with "coins, pills, cigarettes, stash, mints, gum."

Added bonus: Every 1,000th customer wins a free pair of Marky Ramone signature drum sticks! And 10% of net proceeds go to CitiWide Harm Reduction.

I interviewed Marky Ramone (nee: Marc Bell) once, and he was super rad. So this doesn't surprise me. And it's awesome.

Let's get the Ramones-sex puns going. Here, I'll start with the obvious one: "I just wanna have something to do." The subject of this blogpost is my other contribution.

-- Annie Zaleski

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