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Exxon Hates Humor, Sues FXX Over Logo

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Imagine for a minute that you’re Exxon. Feels pretty good, doesn’t it? You make so much money every year that numbers don’t even really apply any more. Everyone has to keep buying your product despite the fact that the average dude you stop on the street will say “Oh yeah, of course they personify the phrase ‘soul-sucking corporation’”, and you will always be notorious for overseeing one of the most infamous PR failures of the 20th century.

Now, what do you do if you’re looking for new ways to confirm all the negative stereotypes people hold about you? You get all litigious on the network that airs The League and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, aka the best sitcoms on TV right now, because their logo has two x’s that interlock and everyone knows that your logo also has two x’s that interlock. It’s not rocket science, idiot. As Deadline puts it, you have to protect your brand “from funny shows.

Our favorite part of the filing is the fact Exxon’s lawyers used internet comments to justify their case. That’s right.

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Exxon Hates Journalists, Loves Paper Towels

Let’s play make believe: Imagine you’re a massive energy company facing a big PR headache over an oil spill caused by a broken pipeline right in the middle of Arkansas. Now imagine that you really, really don’t want everyone in the country to know about the terrible accident and your response to it.

What do you do? You convince law enforcement to threaten the journalists trying to cover your story with arrest and push your top lobbyist to call them liars!

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Everyone in the World Reacts to the U.S.’s S&P Downgrade

President Obama speaking about the S&P downgrade today. Photo: Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

The Dow has closed down 617 points. And the devil is making more Satan sandwiches on the S&P 500, which closed down 6.66 percent.

Unfortunately, President Obama‘s oratory gifts couldn’t turn things around. He finally commented on the S&P downgrade that has sent markets reeling, saying the U.S. is still a “triple-A country” and that the nation is “still a safe bet for investors.” But with the statement’s focus on deficits rather than jobs, Washington Post columnist Jena McGregor gives the speech the thumbs down. Business Insider goes a step further, calling the statement “disastrous.”

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