Feel the Pain, Baby

    Telly Savalas, AKA the lolly pop eating detective, Kojak, was in a  Black Velvet Canadian Whiskey advertisement in the late 70s. I should mention that Kojak would always say “who loves ya, baby”, or something similar, so Black Velvet ran this picture of Telly smiling, with a quote from Kojak himself: “Feel the velvet, baby.” Black Velvet even posted an enormous billboard by the entrance to the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. One day, when my dad was driving on the bridge, he saw the bill board had been defaced.Telly now had fangs and instead of velvet, he suggested we feel the “pain”. I dealt with this story by making it into a shirt.

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