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Post by JaysonAych on Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:15 am

http://extramustard.si.com/2013/07/27/alfred-morris-george-h-w-bush-era-mazda-is-getting-refurbished-thanks-to-mazda/

Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris made headlines last year for humbly driving a '91 Mazda 626 to work after being signed to a rookie contract. Mazda has decided to completely refurbish his car.

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Post by Honor on Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:21 am

Mazda is refurbishing a car for a guy that wipes his ass with wads of cash while millions of regular Mazda drivers working at Walmart decide whether to pay the rent or take a chance and push those bald tires just a few more miles.
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Post by Honor on Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:30 am

I understand it's a business promotion, etc. Like how movie stars get given lots of free shit and all, but its still kind of fucked up.
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Post by thewalrus on Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:13 pm

Honor wrote:Mazda is refurbishing a car for a guy that wipes his ass with wads of cash while millions of regular Mazda drivers working at Walmart decide whether to pay the rent or take a chance and push those bald tires just a few more miles.

Wait. They're either paying rent OR taking a chance on bald tires? Did you mean to say "take a chance with the bald tires AND pay rent"?
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Post by thewalrus on Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:18 pm

Also - I kind of give your concerns a big 'meh'. Mazda does a lot of charity work too. Such as:

http://www.mazda.com/csr/social/domestic/foundation_activities.html


If they want to throw a hundred grand or so into a marketing campaign for a sports star who chose to drive a busted ass Mazda instead of the [insert generic super car here] that the average Rookie player goes out and buys, hell, that's cool.
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Post by Honor on Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:21 pm

Wally, the day you don't make a mistake in you're writing you can talk. Til then, your one of the last people who should critique people.
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Post by thewalrus on Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:32 pm

Honor wrote:Wally, the day you don't make a mistake in you're writing you can talk. Til then, your one of the last people who should critique people.

That wasn't a spelling mistake. It was a fundamental problem with the way you structured your sentence, making it foundationally unintelligable upon a straightforward reading. I stand by my critique.
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Post by Honor on Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:39 pm

I used one word when I meant to use another, just like you do. Any reasonable person would know what the hell I meant.
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Post by Talon on Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:50 pm

Do you Canadians pronounce it "Maze-da?"
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Post by thewalrus on Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:41 pm

Talon wrote:Do you Canadians pronounce it "Maze-da?"

I pronounce it Maz-eee-da
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Post by Talon on Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:18 pm

thewalrus wrote:
Talon wrote:Do you Canadians pronounce it "Maze-da?"


I pronounce it Maz-eee-da

Why the extra syllable?
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Post by Tailhappy on Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:57 pm

It's MAATS-duh. That's how the company founder's name is pronounced (Matsuda) combines with the Asian God Ahuru Mazda.

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Post by Tailhappy on Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:57 pm

OH FUCK I MISPELLED A WORD DONT TASE ME HONOR
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Post by Honor on Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:52 pm

I thought everyone says maz-duh. I've never heard anything otherwise.
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Post by ryguy79 on Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:35 am

thewalrus wrote:
Honor wrote:Mazda is refurbishing a car for a guy that wipes his ass with wads of cash while millions of regular Mazda drivers working at Walmart decide whether to pay the rent or take a chance and push those bald tires just a few more miles.


Wait.  They're either paying rent OR taking a chance on bald tires?  Did you mean to say "take a chance with the bald tires AND pay rent"?  

obviously these people are renting tires
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Post by JaysonAych on Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:18 am

Honor wrote:Mazda is refurbishing a car for a guy that wipes his ass with wads of cash while millions of regular Mazda drivers working at Walmart decide whether to pay the rent or take a chance and push those bald tires just a few more miles.

I'm not saying the guy isn't rich, because he is. But as far as NFL players go, he's definitely not a mega star, or at least he wasn't until last year. He was a 6th-round draft pick who got a 4-year contract worth 2.2 million dollars, and was lucky enough to get a chance to have a fantastic breakout year and prove himself. So while he's living quite comfortably, I wouldn't go as far as to say he's wiping his ass with cash. By all accounts he's a pretty cool guy, and while yes it's a marketing stunt, it's a nifty marketing stunt.

And HUGE props to him for restoring the car mostly to cherry rather than doing something gaudy with it.

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Post by Honor on Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:36 am

Yeah definitely.
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Post by Turbojett on Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:57 pm

Mats'da
no, not really. I say maz-dah. but I've heard some people say maaz -dah.
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Post by VS on Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:59 pm

ryguy79 wrote:
thewalrus wrote:

Honor wrote:Mazda is refurbishing a car for a guy that wipes his ass with wads of cash while millions of regular Mazda drivers working at Walmart decide whether to pay the rent or take a chance and push those bald tires just a few more miles.



Wait.  They're either paying rent OR taking a chance on bald tires?  Did you mean to say "take a chance with the bald tires AND pay rent"?  


obviously these people are renting tires

It's really weird that renting tires is actually a thing now... http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jun/08/business/la-fi-rent-a-tire-20130609
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Post by Honor on Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:56 pm

Shit, you can rent tables and lamps, it's not surprising you can rent tires too.
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Post by JaysonAych on Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:38 am

I remember back when the PS One first came out, I went to a rental place for shits and giggles to see how much they'd charge for a rent-to-own plan. The final price after all the payments would have been done came out to over $700, more than twice as much as one cost brand new.

You have to be either insanely desperate or fucking dumb to rent stuff like that.

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Post by Talon on Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:58 am

JaysonAych wrote:I remember back when the PS One first came out, I went to a rental place for shits and giggles to see how much they'd charge for a rent-to-own plan.  The final price after all the payments would have been done came out to over $700, more than twice as much as one cost brand new.

You have to be either insanely desperate or fucking dumb to rent stuff like that.  


Yea, pretty much. Anyone who can't see through that deserves to lose all their money. And the sad part is, it's the people who don't have the money to go buy the new TV/chair/table/ect are the ones who end up paying so much more because they have to have it NOW! Don't save money first, buy first worry about it later!!!  It's their own fault, though.  A fool and his money....

It's like those cash advance places. The interest rates are just asinine. Oh well, not my problem.
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Post by Pennzoil GT-R on Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:05 am

Mazzzda-san

And lol at anyone thinking theyre doing this out of the goodness of their hearts. A few grand on new parts and it gets them more publicity than a $500k ad campaign ever could.

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Post by Tailhappy on Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:32 pm

Besides, it ain't like those old ass parts are flying off the shelf. I'm sure they're glad to be getting rid of them. Cause I sure as fuck aren't buying them.
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