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Crew Filming Latest ‘Jeep’ Commercial Driving Around In A Mercedes Benz Van!

by Anura Guruge


The German wagon being used by the crew. You can see that they (like I did a few years ago) drove it across the sandbar when the tide was coming in or going out (i.e., when part of the sandbar was under water).


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This was kind of disappointing, ironic and amusing in equal measures.

I guess Jeep does not bother to impose criteria on the film crews they hire.

In the early 1980s when I worked as the Customer Support Manager for ‘ITT Data Systems (UK)‘ ‘British Leyland‘ was one of our big customers (as was ‘Ford‘). I used to have to go visit them often at their various locations — many of them manufacturing plants. A few of these plants, especially up north, would NOT allow non-Leyland cars into their main parking lot. You had to park across the road and walk over. They wanted their main parking lot Leyland only. I had no problem with that since I liked Leyland and owned Triumphs (Spitfires & a TR7) at the time. But, most often I would be driving my company car — which was often a Ford. I thought this was cute on the part of British Leyland. Some of my field support engineers thought otherwise — and, to be fair, unlike I they usually had to lug some ‘heavy’ diagnostic equipment with them (e.g., datascopes). So, they would swap company cars with a colleague, if they could, just to get around the restriction.

Maybe Jeep, now part of ‘Fiat Chrysler‘ should think about a similar policy. I am sure you could find Chrysler vans that could fit the bill.


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BMW CEO, Harald Krueger, At Frankfurt Auto Show, Faced With An Audience — Faints!

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Click to access U.K. Daily Mail coverage.


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I do sympathize. I too would rather faint and leave the stage than EVER having to extol the virtues of a German car.

This guy, I hear, is known for his publicity stunts including doing presentations with his fly at ‘half mast’ — wearing pink, frilly underwear! Again you have to feel sorry for him. He has the misfortune of having to promote German bloody cars.


And on the same day Jaguar DEFIES gravity
rather than succumb to it.

Watch this, the Jaguar F-Pace and be AMAZED.

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Click to access AMAZING YouTube video of the new Jaguar F-Pace doing the loop-the-loop — just like what WE used to do during the ‘Battle of Britain’. Jaguar soars, BMW grovels.


“Jurassic World” Is A Bit Forced As Far As Comedies Go.

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Of course it was watchable and mildly compelling given that it, of course, had a dusting of Spielberg magic cast upon it. It is “OK”. It works, quite well, as a comedy. Yes, people were laughing. Teischan, 9, was scared, but that was about it. Not a scary movie for teenagers and adults.

What was truly SCARY was how far and blatant product placement has become. Jeeezzz. It came across more like a long commercial with some out-of-control dinosaurs running around.

Yes, I am the first to admit that I am not the right demographics for this movie. Dinosaurs don’t excite me much and I can’t say I am a fan of the ‘Jurassic Park’ franchise though I have seen the original movie, on TV, a couple of times. I can’t swear to it but I might even have seen “The Lost World“.

Going to see this movie was a last minute decision, on Father’s Day, predicated by the rain. We were hoping to go to the ocean. But that wasn’t going to work. So I suggested, after watching the trailer etc. to make sure that it was “OK” for Teischan, to go see this at Cinemagic in Portsmouth, N.H. Others must have had the same idea. IT WAS PACKED. It was a zoo. It was a mad house. NO ADULT SUPERVISION. No lines. People barging in. It was like a meat market in Calcutta. People can be so ignorant and rude. Cinemagic should be ashamed of themselves BUT they were making so much money that they wouldn’t care. IF there had been an emergency it would have been serious. Not a single adult in sight. I even asked for one. Just kids TRYING to run the show. Kind of similar to what you see in the movie.

Confirmed my personal stereotypes. Indians make terrible helicopter pilots. Indians aren’t great at making pressing corporate decisions. Yes, watch out MSFT shareholders. That Mercedes Benz was the placement-driven vehicle of choice CRACKED me up. Bingo. A theme park that made a LOT of bad decisions had made another howler. They opted for Mercedes Benz vehicles. So the subtext here would be that if the Jurassic World management was MORE competent they would have gone with a better make of cars. Classic.

 

By all means go see it. Works to an extent as a comedy with rather lame and predictable romance angle. As far as being scary, you will get more when you buy the tickets.


Another Mercedes-Benz QED Moment When It Comes To The Mental State Of Their Drivers.

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Within minutes of me posting my April 20, 2015 post that Mercedes-Benz with their pedestrian detection technology has confirmed my long-held assertion that those that drive german cars are mentally challenged I saw this video clip, about Phil Rudd of AC/DC on SkyNews (on my Roku 3). Quod erat demonstrandum (Q.E.D.) Look what he gets out of. Cracked me up. Signed, sealed and delivered.

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What do I have AGAINST German cars?
[I explained in detail in this post.]

IT HAS TO DO WITH THIS ↓

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I will ALWAYS remember.

That is why I go after those that drive German.


Mercedes-Benz CONFIRMS My Long-Held Assertion That Those That Drive Their Cars Are Mentally Challenged.

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Click to ENLARGE and enjoy here. Use link below to access the Mercedes-Benz original.

Click here for the Mercedes-Benz original IF you want further proof.


Quod erat demonstrandum
(Q.E.D.)

What more do I have to say?

I might not be the brightest bulb out there, BUT I do NOT
need any technology to help me
DETECT PEDESTRIANS
when I am driving.

They are, to folks with even a modicum of gray matter, fairly easy to spot.

Just further proof of my long held contention.

People who buy German cars are clueless.

What do I have AGAINST German cars.

THIS ↓

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I visited Liverpool for the first time in 1980. I was the Customer Support Manager for ITT (U.K.) and I had to meet with some customers, waterfront. As usual I drove. I think I was driving a Gold 2L Ford Cortina, my company car at the time. As I was driving into the city I could see all these desolate, empty spaces. Complete blocks with nothing on them. I wasn’t sure what the deal was. At lunch, and my job as Customer Support Manager, was 50% entertainment, I asked the Liverpudlians what the empty spaces were all about. There was a silence for a second. They all looked at me. Well they kind of knew I wasn’t totally stupid. They also recognized that I had not grown up in Britain, and that I was NOT being funny. They then all jumped in at once and went onto explain that those were still the unbuilt lots after the WW II blitz. I was stunned. WW II had ended 35 years earlier. I had never seen any major WW II damage in London. This was an EYE OPENER.

On the way back I stopped at one of these empty lots and got out of the car. It was a strange feeling. A tangible connection with WW II. I was born 8 years after the War. But standing there was very profound. It annoyed me no end that the Germans had done this to Liverpool, to the British and as such also to I. That is when I avowed that I will do my best never to buy anything German. It was MY small way of showing my respects to what I saw in Liverpool.

I have been good to my word (as I tend to be). A few years later, in what was meant to be a big ‘honor’ I was given, by CASE Communications, a Mercedes Benz as a company car. I kept it for 2 months. But, NOTE I did not buy it. It was given to me and it was meant to be a FAVOR. A recognition. Yes, I have driven German cars. But they do nothing for me. Yes, I have been to Germany more times than most. But Germany doesn’t appeal to me much — though I do recognize that it is beautiful country. The images of Liverpool STILL haunt me.

I worked with a very rich Jew. He was always going on about the Nazi persecution of Jews. But one day it occurred to me that this guy, for all of his talk, owned over $100K in German cars. So one day when I was talking to him on the phone, and in those days we spoke quite often, I said: “G** have you worked out how much the German cars you have parked in your driveway, right now, must cost?” He thought for a minute and replied: “Those 3 must have cost at least $75K” — and we are talking 15 years ago. I then asked: “WHY?”

So that is why I continue to make fun of those that by German cars — and that used to include, to his annoyance and sometimes embarrassment, my adoptive (now late) father.


Sri Lanka CHOGM 2013: Some Sri Lankans Appear To Oppose It Too, For Cost (& Corruption) Reasons I Think.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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On average I get 3 to 4 e-mails a day from Sri Lankans, that I do not know, with various political, propaganda and op-ed messages. Some are in Sinhalese, which is a shame — because it is pearls before swine.
[I can no longer read Sinhalese though my first 10 grades of schooling was all in Sinhalese and I did ace an ‘A’, at A-level (from the University of London exam board), for Sinhalese in 1970 when I had to get at least an ‘O’-level in a second language in order to apply for any Universities in the U.K.]

Today I got an e-mail with a picture of malnourished kids, who I assume are meant to be Sri Lankan (though I am skeptical of that) alongside a fleet of what looks like bloody German Mercedes Benzes. Picture reproduced below. It had a link to a Facebook page ‘Ape Rata. OK. I am sure ‘Ape’ means ‘OUR’. My Sinhalese isn’t that rusty. And I think ‘Rata’ means ‘country’. So it, I think, means ‘Our Country’. I visited (and yes, given that computers were my life for over 40 years) I do have ways and means of getting to things I want — THOUGH I do not have a Facebook account (to Deanna’s increasing ‘annoyance’ or amusement).

Interesting Facebook. It is all in Sinhalese BUT the pictures are worth a MILLION RUPEES. They cracked me up. The guy with the moustache, in white (our national dress) with a red stole (like the pope, because his wife is Catholic) is the current President — the one that put an end to the three decades old civil war. I do not know him. I think he is the FIRST President that is a total stranger to me. I knew, personally, all of the early ones and even a fairly recent one. This one, I have no personal experience. I have heard good, bad and the ugly.

Well, the cartoons and pictures, all from facebook/aparata tell their own story. I think we can all work out what they are saying. I assume that they must have imposed a 7% tax to cover CHOGM costs. Yes, I had heard about the corruption — but the way I look at it is corruption is all around us and third-world countries like Sri Lanka learned from the best, the West. So, as I like to say, in my pidgin English: ‘It is like the pottle calling the kettle brown’.


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If this is TRUE it is criminal. Why Sri Lankans like bloody German cars is beyond me. Yes, the Germans didn’t bomb us, the Japanese did. What can I say. I can’t apologize because I am not Sri Lankan anymore.

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Not much more to add here. Make up your own minds. I really have no skin in the game here.