Slate Doesn't Like You, Chevrolet. We Don't Like You Either!

Yeah, we may have the death sentence on twelve systems, but according to Slate's Seth Stevenson, if GM continues sucking at the teat of controversial events in American history as a means to sell Silverados, they'll be dead. In some ways, we slightly empathize with GM, as we sort of blew it with a Polish chick in Dublin a few days ago by making fun of the lack of Polska precision in 1939. She still danced with us, but she went home with a Dubliner.

Note to selves: even if it's not the submarines-with-screen-doors joke, and even if it's to a wordly expat who works in the insurance industry, lighthearted jokes about the Second War are still touchy among Poles. Meanwhile, as Stevenson points out, the General's gaffe was writ on a much larger large than our own. And in this situation, the stakes is a wee bit higher than emigre-type makouts with a hot post-communist blonde.

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