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The Onion of car news: Sniff Petrol
« on: January 15, 2004, 04:25:07 AM »
This site is awesomely funny: www.sniffpetrol.com

Great humorous commentary on the world of cars, in the spirit of the Onion newspaper. :lol:
It's from the UK so if you know European cars, you should get most of the humor.  Be sure to look at their archived issues, there's a lot of great stuff!

Here's a sample:
Jack Tungsten, GM's Vice Executive Deputy Chairman of Brand Strategy & Management, sent out an urgent command to his staff, ordering them to find out what exactly 'a SAAB' was. The senior manager was apparently perplexed after seeing the word on an internal document along with a note explaining that GM owned this so-called 'SAAB' and had done for several years. "What the hell is 'a SAAB'?" the gnarly old car boss bellowed from his top floor office in GM HQ, "Anyone know? What does it mean? What does it stand for?" he hollered, finally adding in frustration, "Is there anyone in the world who knows what 'SAAB' is all about?" Tragically, there isn't. Tungsten immediately dispatched his staff to investigate this mysterious 'SAAB'. Within hours they had returned with several possible solutions, including the suggestions that 'SAAB' was a low-cost furniture store or perhaps a four piece beat combo specialising in guitar and keyboard-based pop hits. One thing was certain; the 'SAAB' seemed to be Swedish. "Damn those Scandinavians,"

These people are not 'SAAB'[/i]

Nor is this. Look, it's spelt differently and everything.[/i]
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2004, 04:43:43 AM »
Love that site, thanks alan....I can't stop laughing...I love the BMWsarcastatronic....

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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2004, 01:09:22 PM »
Wow.  That is REALLY good stuff.  I love that kind of humor.  Good to see you again last night, Alan.  As for Jon....well, that's another story.
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2004, 03:21:34 PM »
Quote from: "Denver Pat"
 As for Jon....well, that's another story.


...about a man named Jed, a poor mountinere that barely kept his family fed, and then one day while shootin' at some food, up through the ground came a bubblin' crude, .....oil that is, black gold......

Now that's a story 8)