Did you hear about David Stanley Chrysler Jeep Dodge getting hit with that record fine for airing deceptive and misleading commercials?
What’s that? You get most of your news from the Oklahoma City media, plus you’ve gone deaf from listening to all the obnoxious David Stanley commercials they play night and day? Oops. Sorry about that. Should have known.
In what appears to be a TLO exclusive, we’ve learned via the Ogle Mole Network that David Stanley Chrysler Jeep Dodge agreed to pay a $350,000 fine in March of 2014 for allegedly violating eight state regulations designed to protect consumers from misleading advertising practices.
According to this document that is just hanging out on the server at BartlesvilleRadio.com, the violations include deceptive, inaccurate and bait-and-switch forms of advertising.
The commercials in question ran in January 2014 and offered eye rolling, too-good-to-be-true, only-Grant-Long-would-fall-for-this deals that offered to pay $18,000 in the car buyer’s credit card debt if they bought a car.
I forwarded the settlement agreement to one of my lawyer friends, Attorney Jacob Rowe, and this is what he had to say:
These ads together make it look to the layman that David Stanley was going to take $12k off the sticker price of a truck and pay $18K worth of credit cards to boot. They also made it appear that the $18k deal was for all new vehicles. It also looks like they only had two vehicles that were subject to the promo.
I checked YouTube for the commercials, but they’re gone. I did find a similar promotion offering to pay off $20,000 in credit card debt. Here it is:
The following clip is from the “hit” CBS show “Two Broke Girls.” If you want to know what our TLO Trivia Nights are like, watch the video and then imagine something totally opposite:
Before we get to this week’s league standings and trivia questions, let’s go over a few things:
• Sam Scovill has joined the TLO Trivia Host team. He’ll be part of an experienced and talented trivia host roster that includes Spencer “Shotgun” Hicks, Josh “Layaway” Lathe, Louis “Foreplay” Fowler, Ryan “Basic” Drake and Patrick “Refer to Himself in Third Person” Riley. We’re trying to figure out a nickname for Sam. Let us know if you have any suggestions.
• We’re still in the process of adding an additional host or two. If you’re interested, read this and let us know.
• This is the final week of qualifying for our “League of Champions 2.0.” If you have no clue what that means, ask about it the next time you play at trivia.
Here are some random Robin Williams trivia questions we asked at TLO Trivia Night last week. Answers are after the jump.
1. Which Robin Williams film was an adaptation of a popular 1981 children’s book?
2. Which cartoon character was once cursed with the ability to turn everything he touches into Robin Williams?
3. In what movie did Robin Williams say the following line “No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world?”
4. Who was a guest alongside Robin Williams on Johnny Carson’s famous second-to-last episode of “The Tonight Show”?
5. In memory of Robin Williams, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tweeted a touching scene from what movie?
6. In what movie did Robin Williams play the role of unemployed voice actor Daniel Hilliard?
We promise. This is the final Mary Fallin related post for the week.
Well, unless she says or does something stupid before Friday. Since that’s a near certainty, I guess disregard my earlier statement and expect a post about Mary Fallin later this week.
Thanks to our Governor, I nearly had to break my promise. Always down for a good challenge, she announced the following day that she’s for the legalization of medicinal marijuana while not being for the legalization of medical marijuana.
Gov. Mary Fallin is supporting legalization of a nonintoxicating component of marijuana on a limited, trial basis for use in treating young people with rare conditions that cause seizures and strokes.
The ingredient is cannabidiol oil (CBD), and an interim legislative study is planned.
Wait a second. That’s not stupid. That’s great! I hope the study leads to new moderns laws that give Oklahomans the freedom and power to treat deadly, life altering seizures without being considered criminals.
I wonder what Mary thinks about the people who suffer from other medical conditions? You know, things ranging from pain, insomnia, muscle tension, anxiety, nausea or loss of appetite to potentially fatal diseases like cancer or AIDs? What type of medical marijuana will they be able to get?
Hello everyone. As I’m sure you’ve seen, celebrities and us groundlings are taking to social media to dump ice water on themselves. This “Ice Bucket Challenge” is a vehicle for the ALS Association to raise money to fight Lou Gehrig’s Disease, a condition affecting nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, leading to loss of muscle control and death. The wildly successful campaign quickly raised $4 million in two weeks. This is a great cause and everyone should donate and participate.
This got me thinking about ways to solve local issues through similar acts. Recently one of my favorite “societal panics,” devil worship, took hold of Gov. Fallin, a few religious leaders and some other people who are probably over 60. It’s become a big “to-do” for Fallin and the old ones, but not for many others. I have the answer to get the PR ball rolling. It’s called “The Goat’s Blood Challenge.”
How do you prove to The Dark Lord that you are not afraid? You fight fire with fire. We all know devil worshipper’s affinity for goat’s blood. Let’s take their precious nectar and show them what we think of it. Go get the Gatorade bucket, the goat’s blood and a bag of ice and dump that over your head, preferably without blinking. Facebook, Twitter and YouTube it. Now who holds the power? It certainly isn’t The Dark Lord.
I fully expect all of the political big boys and girls to take part, as well as OKC celebrities, beginning with Marisa and Aaron Tuttle. Let’s do this Oklahoma. We have a demon to fight.
On that note, here’s your Friday Night in the Big Town.
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