With summer having arrived, a word of warning about trying to get that perfect tan look.

Not just your face and chest. You need to get your arms too!

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Published in: on June 12, 2010 at 9:39 am  Leave a Comment  

“No good dead goes unpunished”

This is exactly what Claire Boothe Luce had in mind when she wrote that famous aphorism:

Raft guide arrested after helping stranded rafter

— uo

Published in: on June 12, 2010 at 8:57 am  Leave a Comment  

Palin’s Boobs: Fair Game, Boxer’s Hair: Off Limits

From a very smart woman I know: “People can say whatever they want about Sarah Palin and her boobs.  But make one comment about Barbara, I mean Senator Boxer’s hair and you’re the worst person in the world.”

— uo

Published in: on June 10, 2010 at 7:18 pm  Leave a Comment  

From The Marketing Geniuses at Government Motors

I am not making this up.  In one of the greatest brain farts since New Coke, the folks at GM have instructed everyone at the central planning HQ to stop using the name Chevy.  SERIOUSLY!!  From today’s New York Times:

On Tuesday, G.M. sent a memo to Chevrolet employees at its Detroit headquarters, promoting the importance of “consistency” for the brand, which was the nation’s best-selling line of cars and trucks for more than half a century after World War II.

And one way to present a consistent brand message, the memo suggested, is to stop saying “Chevy,” though the word is one of the world’s best-known, longest-lived product nicknames.

“We’d ask that whether you’re talking to a dealer, reviewing dealer advertising, or speaking with friends and family, that you communicate our brand as Chevrolet moving forward,” said the memo, which was signed by Alan Batey, vice president for Chevrolet sales and service, and Jim Campbell, the G.M. division’s vice president for marketing.

Apparently, the folks who run chevrolet.com didn’t get the memo yet, or they’re too busy.  Because there are literally hundreds, if not thousands of references to “Chevy” on the website and on the websites of partners.

You know, it was just a month ago that Peter De Lorenzo was unloading yet again on the marketers at GM, only that time his ire was directed at Cadillac.  I can’t wait to see what he thinks of the change at Chevy … I mean Chevrolet.

— uo

Update – I categorized this as funny because sometimes stupidity is laughable.  But I also categorized it as not funny because it’s taxpayer money that kept this kind of idiocy at GM afloat!  And on that note:

Published in: on June 10, 2010 at 3:39 pm  Leave a Comment  

I Wonder What This Would Do To The Housing Market?

Ax may fall on tax break for mortgages

Yowza, what would that do to the housing market?  We’ve already seen the results from the expiration of the tax credit.

— uo

Published in: on June 10, 2010 at 3:12 pm  Leave a Comment  

“How do you kick a guy’s butt if you’re not in the same room with him?”

Good question.  Asked because Obama admitted he hasn’t even talked to the head of BP.  I didn’t know that.

The most interesting reaction yet?

“Why is it that the president would talk to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad without preconditions, but he thinks that, in the middle of arguably the biggest domestic crisis of his presidency, it’s a waste of his time to have a conversation with the head of British Petroleum?”

— uo

Published in: on June 9, 2010 at 8:49 am  Leave a Comment  

Not My Kind Of “Adult Beverage”

Saudi Ministry of Justice consultant says men should drink women’s breast milk.

— uo

Published in: on June 9, 2010 at 5:59 am  Leave a Comment  

Whose Ass is Obama Going to Kick? And Other Tidbits

A few nuggets:

*** Obama’s Chief of Staff got into a tax pickle because he stayed rent free in a house for five years.  If you or I did that, we’d have to declare that as in-kind income and we’d have to pay tax on the value received from the provider of the housing.  But that’s not the kicker.  The kicker is … the owner of the apartment was a BP advisor.

*** The president says he wants answers, “so I know whose ass to kick.”  Professor Reynolds draws the most appropriate implication.  It’s been more than six weeks since the spill.  Yet even after all that time, “we’ve got a President who doesn’t know whose ass to kick“.  You’d think with all that brain power in Washington, they could figure that one out.

*** Famous last words on managing a crisis in the Gulf from magnificent leader: “I think that our ability to manage large systems and to execute, I think, has been made clear over the last couple of years. And, certainly, in terms of the legislation that I passed just dealing with this issue post-Katrina of how we handle emergency management, the fact that many of my recommendations were adopted and are being put in place as we speak, I think, indicates the degree to which we can provide the kinds of support and good service that the American people expect.”

*** Progressives and environmentalists rejoice.  Obama backs deal to eliminate Reagan-era international agreement.  Oh snap, my bad. The celebration has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances … the rubes were lied to.

That’s enough for now.

— uo

Published in: on June 8, 2010 at 11:04 pm  Leave a Comment  

I Want This Truck

BDS sufferer and environmental hypocrite Ashton Kutcher has the perfect vehicle to take to the NASCAR race.  Problem is, they don’t make them anymore so you have to buy a used one.  AS IF!

Remember this, he only wants YOU to drive a small car, fly coach if you really have to travel, and save gas.  Him?  He drives this beast and takes his own jet.

— uo

Published in: on June 8, 2010 at 10:18 pm  Leave a Comment