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The Funniest TV News Bloopers Of October 2014

The Funniest News Bloopers Of October 2014:

Posted: 31st, October 2014 | In: Reviews | Comment

Atlanta Falcons Think London Is In Spain And Scotland Is Bigger Than Italy

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THE ATLANTIC Falcons are heading to London. No. Hang on…

The Atlanta Falcons are heading to Tossa de Mar on the Spanish Costas, for fun, high-fiving, whooping, snacks as big as your face and all manner of American Football nonsense

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Posted: 22nd, October 2014 | In: Sports | Comment

More Epic Parenting Fails: Presented By Rupert And James Murdoch

PARENTS aren’t all like Rupert Murdoch, who lets his boy James sack lots of News of The World journalists to save Rebekah Brooks’ job. Some parents are stupid…


Posted: 8th, July 2011 | In: Photojournalism | Comment

Segway Owner’s Fatal Accident Joins List Of Corporate Fails: Ratner Still Wins

WHEN Segway owner Jimi Heselden drove his motorised scooter off a cliff and died, he joined a long list of corporate leaders who have managed to make their product look less than great. We present a selection of epic corporate fails: Hoover, Tony Hayward, David Shepherd; John Schnatter and the great Gerald Ratner…


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GERALD RATNER In 1991, Gerald Ratner, head of the eponymous Ratners jewellers, addressed the Institute of Directors: "We also do cut-glass sherry decanters complete with six glasses on a silver-plated tray that your butler can serve you drinks on, all for £4.95. People say, 'How can you sell this for such a low price?', I say, 'because it's total crap'." Also earrings sold by Ratners were "cheaper than an M&S prawn sandwich, but probably wouldn't last as long". And so 18 months later he left the firm – what was left of it. The day before his comments, the company had announced record pre-tax profits of £110m, bucking the consumer recession. It was even on the verge of buying Dixons, the electrical chain. Within weeks, £500m was wiped off the company value and Ratner was forced out of the firm with a £375,000 pay off. The company, which plunged into a £122m loss, was renamed Signet to expunge Ratner's name from the nation's memories. Not that everyone saw it coming. Says Ratner: “I’d not been home long when Charles Saatchi called. ‘There’s a fantastic piece in the Evening Standard,’ he said. ‘There’s a good line about you calling some of your products crap. It works really well. You come across as a really great guy with a good sense of humour. It’s terrific PR.’”

Posted: 27th, September 2010 | In: Money | Comment