Thursday, January 29, 2004

Dept. of Mistakes-Made-A-Mess

Dumbest moments of the year

"His acute sense of what's on the minds of his listeners, combined with his ability to ... serve as a lightning rod for lively discussion, makes him the perfect fit." Mike Shapiro on ESPN explaining why they decided to hire Rush Limbaugh, the right-wing bad boy on the air.

And it goes on in Business 2.0 listing on the 101 Dumbest Moments in Business. As an example is the third place: Urban Outfitters who created Ghettopoly, a Monopoly rip-off. The traditional pieces were replaced with a machine gun, marijuana leaf, basketball, and rock of crack cocaine.

And it goes on and on. Another fun example on the everlasting Babylonic problem: when IKEA, the swedish furniture company, is putting their new catalogue out there is a fuzz in Germany over the children's bunk bed 'Gutvik' since that in Germany sounds much like a phrase that means 'a good fuck'. (This also make me remember when the Japanese car-company Honda was releasing their model 'Fitta' a couple of years ago and it never showed up in Sweden since the word means 'cunt').

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