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Old 07-02-2012, 02:23 PM   #937
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An interesting off week.

First, the German banker is convicted of corruption: pocketing $44 million of Bernie's money. Immediately, everyone wonders if the Germans would now charge Bernie with bribery. He remains under investigation.

The next day Bernie artfully takes the spotlight off of his legal issues by pretending he'd sponsor a London Grand Prix. In a flash, a trivial PR stunt by McLaren sponsor Santander turns into a major story. Good job, Bernie.

Lastly, Santander produces a video of their pretend-race which highlights the problems with city tracks. Even a route picked for its scenic interest, going past all sorts of London landmarks, becomes an anonymous concrete canyon. Even worse, the dolts run their pretend-race at night, thus making the landmarks very hard to see. Dummies!


It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.
-- Bertrand Russell

To make an apple pie from scratch,
you must first invent the universe.
-- Carl Sagan
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