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When we think of Malta, a number of things spring to mind: our friend Dave's tale of finally getting off the Coast Guard boat and holing up in a Maltese hotel with a fifth of Jack; the awesome East Bay hardcore band Time in Malta, crosses and Sam Spade. When Bernie Ecclestone thinks of Malta, he sees a viewership mass larger than that of the United States. Oddly enough, Malta's only got a population of 400,214, while the US apparently has 10.66 million individual Formula One viewers. Bernie, you're a self-made man; a real rags-to-riches tale writ large. We should admire you. Why do you make it so easy for us to hate you? [Thanks to Eric for the tip.]

Bernie gets his numbers slightly wrong [Pitpass]

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