Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Truth in Advertising

You wouldn't buy our shitty cars.
So we'll be taking your money anyway.
The Bailout. Coming this January.

You probably thought it was smart to buy a foreign import of superior quality, with better mileage and resale value. Maybe you even thought that years of market share loss might prod us into rethinking our process and redesigning our products with better quality in mind. But you forgot one thing: We spend a shitload of money on lobbyists. So now you're out $25 billion, plus the cost of your Subaru. Maybe next time you'll buy American like a real man. Either way, we're cool.

We're The Big Three. We Don't Need to Compete.™

(If anyone knows where this came from originally, I'd love to be able to link to it...)

EDIT 1/30/2009
Bill McGonigle reports in the Comments that this is a likely source.


  1. That image came from this link. Or at least that was the first place I saw it


  2. Phooey. That post appears to be from 12/19. They cite winecommonsewer.com as their source. But that post is from 12/15, still 6 days after my own 12/9 post. (I scarfed the image here, btw, just for belated completeness.)

    Oh, well. Thanks for tryin'...

  3. I credited this site:


    when I put it on my blog.

  4. Dude. You may well have hit paydirt. The PDF appears to have been posted -- or just modified -- 12/13/2008, but the verbiage suggests they at least consider themselves responsible. Thanks.

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