Category Archives: Fools I have met

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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