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Posted by on Nov 26, 2008 in Palaver |

It’s not wise to mess with the United States Marine Corps. (To decipher my headline, read all the way through the story.)

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They say it’s not a joke

Posted by on Nov 23, 2008 in Palaver, Racing |

I saw the photo above here. My first reaction was to wonder if it was a Photoshopped joke, perhaps a nice hoax from the Onion. Apparently it’s not. It is, rather, an early photo of Porsche’s forthcoming Panamera. It may be the ugliest car I’ve ever seen. Looks like a manatee that dressed up as a shark for Halloween. It is also precisely...

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Michael Malone is on fire! (Notes on entrepreneurship)

Posted by on Nov 1, 2008 in Palaver, Racing |

You know that blend of admiration, envy and guilt-tinged hatred you feel for somebody in your field who’s more successful than you – but has earned that success, and seems like a decent sort to boot? (It’s hard as hell to hate such folks, hence the guilt.) That’s how I used to feel about Michael Malone. While I was slamming out...

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Biz casualty: Craigslist before there was Craigslist

Posted by on Oct 11, 2008 in Palaver | 1 comment

Bummer: The Want Advertiser, a weekly classified-ads mag that I loved and used for decades, has gone under. My friends and I used to call it the Dollar’s Worth of Dreams as we pawed through the high-ruboff newsprint in search of coveted cars. This was before the Web’s impact, of course, and in particular before Craigslist hit the scene. One cool...

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