Actor Vincent Pastore, best known for his portrayal of Big Pussy on the Sopranos has endorsed a product called The Broccoli Wad. Yes, the Broccoli Wad. Advertised as the "Ultimate Money Band," the Broccoli Wad is a basically -- a rubber band. The kind of rubber band used by grocery stores to band together wads of broccoli. Hence, the title. Broccoli Wad.
The Broccoli Wad will cost you ten bucks plus shipping and handling. A wad of broccoli, however, will cost you $2.50 a pound. The produce band that keeps it together? Free.
I don't bemoan Vincent Pastore's ability to support himself, but he has single handedly watered down the Mafioso brand by becoming a clown to hawk "wise guy" type products.
What would be worse is if he did a radio show and called it The Wise Guy Show. That would embarrassing. Oh wait. He did that already on Sirius XM radio.