Sunday, March 24, 2013

This is what's wrong with the world

By Richard K. Barry

Some time ago I saw this commercial for Fiat automobiles. The pitch is that a particular model of car is coming from Europe to America. 

In one scene, a car goes off a high cliff into the water. Other scenes depict cars driving into the water on their way, presumably, to America. At the end, they all come out of the water on the American side of the ocean. 

Okay. Fine. Cute. Adorable. 

In very small letters on the bottom of the screen appear the words: "Professional driver on a closed course," followed by "Fictionalized. Do not attempt."

Someone is going to tell me that this is standard legal practice, which I am simply suggesting is the problem. Could anyone actually successfully sue Fiat for a failed attempt to drive across the Atlantic Ocean because they weren't adequately warned?

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  • Those cars belong under the ocean...don't bother buying one....Italy doesn't want them, so here they are.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:31 PM  

  • I used to have a Fiat 600 in my Riviera playboy days. Had a lot of fun with it, but this is now and I would sure hate to be steamrollered by the texting truck schmucks of America.

    *texting mentioned for comparison purposes only. Professional wise-ass on a closed course. Do not try this at home.

    By Blogger Capt. Fogg, at 9:55 AM  

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