Sunday, June 26, 2005

It Depends On What You Mean By "100 Grand"

A new lawsuit in Kentucky.

A woman who won a radio contest that promised the winner "100 grand" sued after the station gave her a candy bar -- a Nestle's 100 Grand -- instead of $100,000.
Yeah. I don't even like those candy bars.

Night host DJ Slick sponsored the station's contest to "win 100 grand," Gill said in the lawsuit. Gill won by listening to the radio show for several hours and being the 10th caller at a specified time.

Despite his funny antics, the DJ didn't fare too well in this exchange.

Experts said the radio station could face action by the Federal Communications Commission, which licenses radio stations. FCC regulations say contest descriptions can't be false or deceptive and that stations must conduct contests as advertised. Stations in two other states have been fined for contests that told listeners they'd won cash prizes without specifying they were in the Italian or Turkish lira, not the U.S. dollar.

I don't think it was tough fooling this lady, though.

Before her family went to sleep that night, Gill says, she promised her children -- ages 1, 5 and 11 -- that they'd have a minivan, a shopping spree, a savings account and a home with a back yard.
MATH ALERT! You only won [in theory] $100,000. Taxes: $35,000. A minivan - $30,000. A home with a back yard in Lexington, Kentucky: minimum $80,000. Oops, you are over extended already. What about that shopping spree and savings account? And I'm sure the one year old understood the concepts real well.

This was funny, but also mean. I hope they settle quickly.

2 Comments:

At 8:02 PM, Blogger a former european said...

Totally off-topic: Hey KJ, I was watching some show on VH1 about hairmetal bands in the 80's (I know, but I was home sick and there was nothing else on), and I remembered how all those idiot metal bands started putting umlauts on all the vowels in the band names. I think they felt it made them sound all tough and badass.

Anyway, that got me thinking. What if you changed the name of your blog to german so ignorant metalheads would think you are the king of hardcore conservative political commentary?

You have to admit, "Keine Reichskase" (don't know how to do umlauts on an english keyboard)sounds vaguely menacing. Makes you wonder if the germans are itching for a little lebenraum again and cranking up the old blitzkrieg machine. In general, german is a great language for intimidation and barking orders.

What do you think? Or am I just delirious from the medication.

 
At 10:22 PM, Blogger KJ said...

I thought the medication was supposed to helpful, afe?

 

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