The guy pictured above is Scott Fisher. We made fun of him back in 2012 when he used his dad's oil company money to buy Dippin' Dots – the ice cream of the future if the future consists entirely of amusement park, stadiums and mall kiosks – out of bankruptcy for $12.2 million.
It looks like that investment has finally paid off and Scott is finally getting the attention he deserves.
Dippin' Dots has become a national success story this week after the national media, Internet trolls and ice cream lovers from the future discovered the White House's new Minister of Information, Sean Spicer, tweeted about the company and its tagline several times over the years...
Yeah. He tweeted about Dippin Dots? Who cares, right?
Sadly, the answer is everyone. In this dark period that historians are already dubbing "The WTF Age," Spicer's infatuation with cryogenic ice cream made the media rounds and was picked up by publications ranging from NPR to the New York Post, to even the NY Times.
Naturally, Dippin Dots tried to capitalize on their 15 minutes. They issued the following open letter to Spicer...
We understand that ice cream is a serious matter. And running out of your favorite flavor can feel like a national emergency! We’ve seen your tweets and would like to be friends rather than foes. After all, we believe in connecting the dots.
As you may or may not know, Dippin’ Dots are made in Kentucky by hundreds of hard working Americans in the heartland of our great country. As a company, we’re doing great. We’ve enjoyed double-digit growth in sales for the past three years. That means we’re creating jobs and opportunities. We hear that's on your agenda too.
We can even afford to treat the White House and press corps to an ice cream social. What do you say? We’ll make sure there’s plenty of all your favorite flavors.
Scott, CEO of Dippin’ Dots
That's kind of weird. You would think Dippin' Dots would want to steer clear of Trump's radar and controversies, but when you consider the company is funded with Oklahoma oil money – and their slogan is the perfect example of an "alternative truth" – it probably makes sense.
Spicer got wind of Dippin' Dots letter. Don't expect him to be eating ice cream out of a miniature plastic baseball cap anytime soon:
Yeah, he's passing along the Dippin' Dots on to veterans and first responders. They always get the wrong end of the deal.