December 2012

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  • Cerberus Capital Management Announces Sale of Freedom Group International Makers Of Bushmaster

    Private equity group Cerberus Capital Management announced on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 plans to sell off its 95 percent of holdings in Freedom Group International, makers of Bushmaster rifles. As the largest firearms company within the U.S., Cerberus has operated for over 194 years. During 2006, the organization established the Freedom Group upon acquiring Bushmaster, […]

  • 15 Shockingly Racist Vintage Ads

    “Racism,” says Business Insider, “has a long history in advertising.” What’s more, racist ads still appear today, with companies such as Intel, PopChips, Sony and Burger King all having been accused of promoting their products in racially insensitive ways. Although most of these unacceptable modern-day ads are retracted after inciting a hue and cry, the […]

  • 12-12-12 Sandy Relief Benefit Concert Earns Over $35 Million

    When the world’s best musicians unite for a good cause, the results are staggering. The 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy Relief Benefit Concert which aired on earned over $35 million dollars for the Robin Hood Fund to help offset the estimated $55 billion dollars of damages left in the superstorm’s wake. As one of the biggest concert […]

  • 10 Most Sexist Print Ads from the 1950s

    The 1950s – a time well before the sexual revolution of the 60s and 70s, when sexism was not only tolerated, it was expected and actively encouraged, partly through chauvinistic print ads like the ones we explore below. With lashings of hindsight, we’re now able to see the funny side of the ridiculously overt sexism […]

  • 15 Hilarious Menu Items That Got Lost in Translation

    Eating out becomes far more intriguing than normal when the menu offers delicacies like “Steal it to the iron” and “Males a la parmesana.” Although it’s often possible to work out the real contents of the dish, many poorly translated menu items are just too obscure to decipher. Thus, deciding which meal you want based […]