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1 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Jun 19, 2013 7:49:14pm

Check out the rifles, old Kar98k Mausers. Older than the men carrying them. Good rifle though, as reliable and durable as you could want and capable of great accuracy in skilled hands.

2 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Jun 19, 2013 7:51:42pm

First the Black Hawks and then the Bruins score. Now 5-5. This game is a shootout!

3 Gus  Wed, Jun 19, 2013 7:52:10pm

re: #1 Dark_Falcon

Check out the rifles, old Kar98k Mausers. Older than the men carrying them. Good rifle though, as reliable and durable as you could want and capable of great accuracy in skilled hands.

Think I shot one at a firing range when I was a kid. Bolt action Mauser from WWII.

4 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Jun 19, 2013 7:54:41pm

re: #3 Gus

Think I shot one at a firing range when I was a kid. Bolt action Mauser from WWII.

That’s the one.

5 jaunte  Wed, Jun 19, 2013 7:55:24pm

re: #1 Dark_Falcon

Wikipedia has a mention:

“For reasons of tradition the Wachbataillon is the only unit of the Bundeswehr still using the Karabiner 98k because the traditional Prussian rifle drills can be executed better with that historical weapon.”
en.wikipedia.org

6 Gus  Wed, Jun 19, 2013 7:57:46pm

re: #4 Dark_Falcon

That’s the one.

They kept the Iron Cross too.

7 engineer cat  Wed, Jun 19, 2013 7:58:12pm

Men’s Wearhouse has fired George Zimmer, its bearded executive chairman famous for his TV ad line: “You’re going to like the way you look. I guarantee it.”

The announcement by the men’s clothing retailer that it had severed ties with Zimmer, who founded the company 40 years ago

i’ve got to have sympathy for this guy, who, despite having founded the whole fucking company, gets unceremoniously dumped like any at-will employee

8 Gus  Wed, Jun 19, 2013 7:58:58pm

re: #7 engineer cat

Men’s Wearhouse has fired George Zimmer, its bearded executive chairman famous for his TV ad line: “You’re going to like the way you look. I guarantee it.”

The announcement by the men’s clothing retailer that it had severed ties with Zimmer, who founded the company 40 years ago

i’ve got to have sympathy for this guy, who, despite having founded the whole fucking company, gets unceremoniously dumped like any at-will employee

No reason?

9 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Jun 19, 2013 8:01:04pm

re: #8 Gus

No reason?

No reason given.

10 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jun 19, 2013 8:02:01pm

re: #7 engineer cat

Men’s Wearhouse has fired George Zimmer, its bearded executive chairman famous for his TV ad line: “You’re going to like the way you look. I guarantee it.”

The announcement by the men’s clothing retailer that it had severed ties with Zimmer, who founded the company 40 years ago

i’ve got to have sympathy for this guy, who, despite having founded the whole fucking company, gets unceremoniously dumped like any at-will employee

That’s too bad. But yeah you got to feel for the guy since he was the face of the company. Didn’t know he was the founder too.

11 jaunte  Wed, Jun 19, 2013 8:02:17pm

re: #7 engineer cat

The company’s board of directors includes life and health guru Deepak Chopra.
money.cnn.com

Now you really have to have sympathy for Zimmer.

12 Gus  Wed, Jun 19, 2013 8:03:40pm

re: #11 jaunte

Now you really have to have sympathy for Zimmer.

RELEASE GEORGE ZIMMER FROM MEN’S WAREHOUSE GULAG!!! POUND TCOT.

13 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Jun 19, 2013 8:03:59pm

re: #6 Gus

They kept the Iron Cross too.

As a symbol it never went away, but only recently has it come back as a medal. As it can only be earned in combat, it took involvement in Afghanistan to cause especially valiant German troops to once again receive the Eisenkreuz.

14 engineer cat  Wed, Jun 19, 2013 8:04:27pm

re: #11 jaunte

The company’s board of directors includes life and health guru Deepak Chopra.

there’s your explanation: he was slowly being driven out of his mind

15 jaunte  Wed, Jun 19, 2013 8:04:29pm
16 Gus  Wed, Jun 19, 2013 8:06:17pm
17 goddamnedfrank  Wed, Jun 19, 2013 8:09:13pm

re: #8 Gus

No reason?

A disagreement between Mr. Zimmer and the board appeared to be the reason for the sudden dismissal, though it was not immediately clear what that disagreement was. Some analysts suggested that the conflict might be over the company’s efforts to appeal to younger customers, which could have been hampered by Mr. Zimmer’s continued presence in ads.

“Over the past several months I have expressed my concerns to the board about the direction the company is currently heading,” Mr. Zimmer said in a statement provided to CNBC. “Instead of fostering the kind of dialogue in the board room that has in part contributed to our success, the board has inappropriately chosen to silence my concerns through termination as an executive officer.”

Jerome Reisman, a partner with Reisman Peirez Reisman & Capobianco in Garden City, N.Y., said it was irresponsible of the company to be so vague about the reasons for Mr. Zimmer’s departure.

“When you are a public company, when you have shareholders, when you report to the media, you have a duty to disclose the cause of any major material termination,” he said. “Zimmer, at all times, was the poster boy for this company — what Frank Perdue was to Perdue Chickens, what Tom Carvel was to the Carvel Ice Cream Company.”

The company maintains the legal right to his image and 500 hours of film of Mr. Zimmer, Mr. Jaffe said in a note to clients.

That last bit makes the public firing even less understandable. The more acrimonious the public thinks the split was the less positively they’ll respond to MW using Zimmer’s old image like some zombie spokesperson. This whole thing looks to have been handled very poorly.

18 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Jun 19, 2013 8:14:13pm

re: #17 goddamnedfrank

It’s also really hard for a hands on founder to ease his way out of leadership, which is what it sounds like he was trying to do.

19 Charles Johnson  Wed, Jun 19, 2013 8:14:28pm


YES.

20 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jun 19, 2013 8:18:21pm

re: #19 Charles Johnson

YES.

Good deal.

21 jaunte  Wed, Jun 19, 2013 8:18:26pm

re: #19 Charles Johnson

Racist screaming continues at The Blaze, with slight climatic variation.
Image: Screen_Shot_2013-06-19_at_10.16.58_PM.png

22 Decatur Deb  Wed, Jun 19, 2013 8:20:47pm

re: #19 Charles Johnson

Cantor, Boehner, and the TPGOP Representatives need something new to stonewall.

23 FemNaziBitch  Wed, Jun 19, 2013 8:30:51pm

How is the evening?

24 Gus  Wed, Jun 19, 2013 8:31:10pm

I have to admit. There sure is a lot of left leaning douche bags out there.

25 SpaceJesus  Wed, Jun 19, 2013 8:31:17pm

Speculation brews that Michelle might be a political force down the road a la Hillary Clinton.

Freep responds exactly as how you would expect:

To: drewh
She’ll be the first female prez mark my words. Nothing we can do. Country screwed.


57 posted on 6/19/2013 8:39:27 PM by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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Any comment I could make would likely be seen as racist, and justifiably so.


35 posted on 6/19/2013 8:15:18 PM by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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26 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Jun 19, 2013 8:35:18pm

re: #23 FemNaziBitch

How is the evening?

It’s all right now, but I want you to read this and tell me what you think. As it involves the Steubenville case, I thought it prudent to bring to your attention before commenting.

27 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Jun 19, 2013 8:36:44pm

Brent Seabrook gets it done in OT as the Chicago Blackhawks blast their way past the Boston Bruins 6-5 to tie the Stanley Cup Finals at 2-2.

28 Gus  Wed, Jun 19, 2013 8:41:49pm
29 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Jun 19, 2013 8:54:32pm

re: #26 Dark_Falcon

That is REALLY offensive. NO one ever does anything that deserves that kind of treatment.

30 FemNaziBitch  Wed, Jun 19, 2013 9:03:46pm

re: #26 Dark_Falcon

It’s all right now, but I want you to read this and tell me what you think. As it involves the Steubenville case, I thought it prudent to bring to your attention before commenting.

I think I put that in the Pages Post.

Serena, obviously has not been educated on the facts of the crime of rape. There is a rebuttal out there stating that Serena has a foundation in her name that is dedicated to victims of violent crime —she should know better.

31 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Jun 19, 2013 9:08:56pm

re: #30 FemNaziBitch

I think I put that in the Pages Post.

Serena, obviously has not been educated on the facts of the crime of rape. There is a rebuttal out there stating that Serena has a foundation in her name that is dedicated to victims of violent crime —she should know better.

You did indeed put the rebuttal in the Pages, I just had not seen it. Thank you for your help with this.

32 AlexRogan  Wed, Jun 19, 2013 11:03:08pm

re: #10 HappyWarrior

That’s too bad. But yeah you got to feel for the guy since he was the face of the company. Didn’t know he was the founder too.

Oh, Zimmer’s still going to be the face of Men’s Wearhouse, whether he likes it or not, because the company owns the right to his likeness and they have about 500 hours of video of him from over the years.

Most people will never know he’s been forced out, unfortunately.


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