More GM Greenwashing for the Kids
Those of you headed to the California State Fair this month can take the kiddies along for [s]brainwashing[/s] "a new eco-friendly show" at the "Buick-Pontiac-GMC Rainforest Pavilion." What the division that produces some of GM's biggest and thirstiest vehicles has to do with the rainforest escapes me at the moment, but the "'green' fun" features a "Dr. Greenius Biofuel" as host and "will engage fair-goers with interactive fun while also educating about alternative fuels and how to be more eco-friendly in day-to-day life." The kiddos can participate in "hands-on demonstrations like learning to juggle, piecing together puzzles, and playing with an easy squeezy biofuel tool demonstrating the difference between petroleum and ethanol in a fun-filled way." And then once you're through in the Rain Forest, you can shuffle over to the "Chevy Alt Fuel Magical Biodome" to see "Harry Hybrid-dini" with "an act that incorporates alternative fuel words of wisdom." And of course, "Chevrolet, Buick, Pontiac and GMC will present a variety of fuel-friendly vehicles to explore throughout the Fair." If you've managed to hold down your lunch so far, or really do believe that the children are our future, you can read the entire press release here.
Auric Tech: I schecond (hic) that moshun! I wonder if they could steal some thunder from another ad: Kids! What car company makes cars that run on DELICIOUS CORN? (Loud crash as a giant glass pitcher emblazoned with "E85" wades through a faux-brick wall). "TOOL AID"! cry the children.
Here in Canada, GM are having there annual Canada wide clearance "Sale", every purchaser gets a free amount of Gasoline up to 2500 kms! ahh beauty eh? I can put 2500 kms on any vehicle I have in a Month or less, some deal eh?
GM's definition of "fuel-friendly": I saw an ad during the Olympics last night that showed aerial views of highways with thought bubbles popping out from various cars reading things like "I need an MPG upgrade" and "I'd like to fill up less often." Then I was told about the great deals I could get on the Silverado, Avalanche and Tahoe. 20 MPG highway! Are US consumers really that dumb?