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Category Archives: Fools I have met
And the advice is ….
…that there *is* no advice….
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How Volkswagen Just Squandered 55 Years of Great Advertising
As recently as 2014, VW carried a goodwill valuation of $23 billion on its balance sheet. While goodwill is an intangible asset (it represents the difference between a company’s hard assets—cash, plants and equipment, and inventory—and its market value, which … Continue reading
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Why the USPS will die.
The US Federal Gummint sent me a cheque (they call it a “check”, but anyway..) a while back in compensation for TSA wilfulling damaging stuff during their security checks. Local bank wanted pretty much the face value to process it, … Continue reading
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Whole Foods is schizophrenic
They have a cool sign like this in their Portland, Maine store. But then they ID me for beer. I point out that I’ve been 21 since halfway through the last century and it’s blatantly obvious if they’d just LOOK … Continue reading
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Ivor Bolokov, the lopsided Russian
Mr Hafiz is the Telex Manager somewhere and has got his hands on almost a million quid that he wants to share with me. This could be an interesting conversation. (He’s blue, I’m red) Dear, I have an important issue … Continue reading
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It must be the weather
This picture doesn’t actually scream out “WE ARE LEATHER CHESTERFIELD SOFAS”, right? This picture was featured in the classified ads of the local paper yesterday – a bit smaller, resolution nothing to write home about, but clearly fabric. And not … Continue reading
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“Your claim against the United States of America has been granted in full”
The TSA are a thieving bunch. Or dim. Or both. You can’t carry knives on your person on a flight, so you stow them in your checked luggage. I’m now on my THIRD Opinel garden knife, because the TSA people … Continue reading
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Can we assume….
…that the American guest on BBC’s “Sunday Politics” wasn’t expecting a wide shot…?
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Drives me up the bloody wall…
I do most of my banking via a local outfit that’s pretty good if you get hold of clued up people. (Jennifer Grübel is clued up) Get a phone call in June telling me that I need to migrate … Continue reading
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This is America
This is the official medal standing table for Sochi This is how the Americans see itThey reckon that 2nd and 3rd placings i.e. losers count as much as winning an event. “Can’t be behind Canada – let’s manipulate the data” … Continue reading
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