Sunday Follies: The Hummer Was One Of The Greatest Gifts A Girl Could Give A Man

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt

This is so, so 2007. Remember the bad old days when a real man wanted a Hummer? Definitely not correct anymore. But in the strictly scientific interest of preserving history – good or bad – here it is. Last year’s ode to the Hummer. A focus group, discussing the merits of the H1 and H2. Warning: Feelings may be offended by pressing PLAY. PG17. STW (Serious Time Waster.) NSFW. But hey, it’s Sunday. And who still has a job anyway?

Bertel Schmitt
Bertel Schmitt

Bertel Schmitt comes back to journalism after taking a 35 year break in advertising and marketing. He ran and owned advertising agencies in Duesseldorf, Germany, and New York City. Volkswagen A.G. was Bertel's most important corporate account. Schmitt's advertising and marketing career touched many corners of the industry with a special focus on automotive products and services. Since 2004, he lives in Japan and China with his wife <a href=""> Tomoko </a>. Bertel Schmitt is a founding board member of the <a href=""> Offshore Super Series </a>, an American offshore powerboat racing organization. He is co-owner of the racing team Typhoon.

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  • BuzzDog BuzzDog on Dec 01, 2008

    Okay, I'll admit it...I'm in my mid-40s and it wasn't until a year or so ago that I realized that a hummer (sans upper-case "H") wasn't an SUV. And then there are those who claim that Hummers (WITH upper-case "H") aren't SUV's, either...

  • DeanMTL DeanMTL on Dec 01, 2008

    Very ugly girls making awkward conversation. It's been a while since I've seen forced conversation like that.

  • Bertel Schmitt Bertel Schmitt on Dec 01, 2008

    The worst is the one to the far right who doesn't believe in moderation. I usually share her views. But with her, I'd turn into an instant moderation convert. Factoid: I live in Beijing. The Chinese have official two-letter abbreviations for their cities. Shenzen is SZ. Shanghai is SH. Beijing is BJ. I kid you not.

  • Cavendel Cavendel on Dec 01, 2008

    Isn't BJ where you go for a happy finish?