Mercedes Unveils X-Class, Truck Tackier than G Wagen

A few days ago, Mercedes released a short video featuring their new X Class. (I can only assume the X stands for Xpensive.) The ad features lightning, crashing waves, and prancing horses, the kind of imagery marketing firms conjure to make the viewer feel emotions, without actually saying anything.

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Mass Breakdown threatens Italian Economy

According to well known statistics, only about 50% of Italian built cars are running at any given moment, and once every 40 years or so, that number drops to about 5%. That's what happened yesterday, as almost all of Italy became stranded. Even those that were lucky enough to have a running vehicle, or smart enough to buy a foreign car, were stuck in the ensuing traffic jam.

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