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Sizing Up Sponsors for Women's Games

July 13, 1999

Question from July 6:

Which companies should sign up to sponsor the next women's games?

Medical groups specializing in breast enhancement. The catch phrase could be: "Your World Cup will runneth over."

--BARBARA KEEGAN, Los Angeles

Women's World Cup soccer sponsored by Wonder Bra--your world in a cup, where size doesn't matter.

--AUDLEY UPTON, Palm Desert

Birth control pills and trade schools.

--GRACE E. HAMPTON, Burbank

With apologies to my mom and sisters: Maybe the female viewers will get nostalgic for the good old days and get off the couch and back to work.

--JIM FARRELL, Northridge

Nair: Forests are wonderful things, but, for Pete's sake, not under your arms. Merck Pharmaceuticals: When you absolutely, positively have to be married to Dennis Rodman. Viagra: For his birthday, why not get him something you'll both enjoy? Domino's Pizza: What you and our hunky delivery boys do in the privacy of your home is your own business. Sara Lee: You're depressed. We're fattening and delicious. Bon appetit!

--MARK MILLER, Los Angeles

Question for July 13:

Fitness Gaming Corp. has fused two great U.S. pastimes-- exercise and gambling--by offering a treadmill that is also a slot machine (see story, this page). What other things should be incorporated into exercise equipment?

Send replies of 25 words or fewer to Smart Aleck, SoCal Living, Los Angeles Times, Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles, CA 90053, or e-mail socalliving@latimes.com. Include your name and hometown.

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