Every titan must eventually fall. Rome was a once powerful ruler of the world, and now it’s a tourist trap for history buffs and Americans who spend way too much time at the Olive Garden. The New York Yankees went from producing great names like Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth to rack up the World Series wins to letting George Steinbrenner drag their once proud them through the mud (or at least I hope that was mud).
Today, another familiar titan of industry has fallen, but you probably didn’t notice him because he’s primarily known in the public eye from his commercials that have been on the air for the last 20 years. At least he can rest assured TiVo will get what’s coming to it as well for letting you skip all his commercials.
George Zimmer, founder and spokesperson of The Men’s Wearhouse suit and tailoring stores, has been fired from the very company he founded, according to Gawker.
The reasons for Zimmer’s dismissal are murky at best. The company has seen some very strong sales figures and share prices in recent years, despite the fact high unemployment has given us all one less reason to own an extra suit or two. The company only announced it would “discuss with Mr. Zimmer the extent, if any, and terms of his ongoing relationship with the company.” This is like Planters firing Mr. Peanut or Mr. Clean firing Mr. Clean.