More adventures in the Metatextual. This time it seems that Joseph R. Gannascoli, who played the gay mobster Vito in The Sopranos, is marketing a line of pool cues.
Apparently they are "A Cue to Die For."
Given how Vito dies in The Sopranos, beaten to death and sodomised with a pool cue since you ask, this has got GLAAD, The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, all up in arms.
It seems to me that playing pool was a frequent pastime at the Bada Bing and it's that that Gannascoli is trying to allude to and not Vito's unfortunate demise.Any offense caused is surely unintentional since, well, Gannascoli already has cigars and a cookbook that use the "To Die For" branding, and neither of those items were found in the arse of a fictional dead gangster.
Via The House Next Door