Wednesday, May 5, 2010

UPDATED: Short General Motors on the IPO

Serendipitous UPDATE 1:
-from Bloomberg
Original post:
First they come out with their B.S. “G.M. is able to repay the taxpayers in full, with interest, ahead of schedule, because more customers are buying vehicles like the Chevrolet Malibu and Buick LaCrosse”.

They actually used another pot of taxpayer money to pay down the first pot (NYT et al).

Now they fire Chevy's ad agency of 91 years ("See the U.S.A. in your Chevrolet", "Heartbeat of America" etc.) to go with Publicis.

Whose creative talent comes up with a new tagline:
“Excellence for All”
HT: Shifting Gears for the line.

Good grief.
I swear the only thing THAT reminds me of is the Simpsons' episode where the aliens, Kang and Kodos plot to become Earth's Overlords via the American political system:

Here's Kang showing off his (her?) political skills:

Kang on politics:
Kang: Abortions for all.
[crowd boos]

Very well, no abortions for anyone.
[crowd boos]

Hmm... Abortions for some, miniature American flags for others.
[crowd cheers and waves miniature flags]

From episode 4F02 "Treehouse of Horrors VII"
Maybe GMC's truck division can use another bit from the same episode:
Kodos on P.R. spin:
One night, Springfield holds a Dole-Clinton debate. Clinton is giving
the opening speech:

"My fellow Americans. As a young boy, I dreamed of being a baseball, but tonight I say,
we must move forward, not backward, upward not forward,
and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom."