Moral of the day: if you do something with questionable ethics, the last thing you want is to call it Karma, because we all know what a b*tch it is and one day it'll come back to bite you where the sun don't shine.
Meanwhile over at Fiskerbuzz.com, all those people in that great Egyptian river are calling him the Steve Jobs of the automotive industry and wondering when he'll return to lead his company to greater glory...
@Sanjuro, that is what makes the whole thing so freakingly funny and ironic! I don't get the Nile River reference though? :)
Mark K; Well, I'll be swornhoggled. I've been misusing that all these decades. I'm grateful for the correctification.
@BYT, "denial isn't just a river in Egypt."
Former Fisker Automotive Chairman Henrik Fisker joins former New York Times journalist John Broder to start oil-industry consultancy named "Damn.U.Elon.com".
Broder fired by Fisker after alleged inaccuracies about the new company's mission in interviews with Rush Limbaugh and Bill Mahr.
Damn.U.Elon.com shutters operations after Fisker resigns. John Broder joins a new ethics review board of London tabloid "The Daily Mirror", and Henrik Fisker announces his appointment to Exxon-Mobil's alternative energy planning committee, along with ex-blogger John Petersen.
(Parody hereby acknowledged).
@Brian - re the poem: I posted quickly, from memory, and then went back to the web to check. I was surprised to find that it is spelled "Ozymandius" in many instances on Google. But if you actually check those sites, you will find that, for most of them, the title is written "Ozymandius," but the text of the poem says, "My name is Ozymandias." Somewhere in this lurks a worthy dissertation topic, don't you think?
This must surely be the only auto blog in the world with an exposition of Percy Bysshe Shelley's famous sonnet!
I am amazed how a discussion of Henrik Fisker's karma morphed into Ozymandias, but I assure you that this is the original spelling of the poem and the name of the Egyptian king it referred to back when I learned it back in high school.
I have never seen it spelled with a 'u', which suggests a Latin origin, but the name itself is from the Greek. The actual king is better known to us as Ramesses II.
I suspect it's an Internet typo, perpetuated thanks to the vagaries of search engines, and now set in stone for posterity, maybe to last even longer than the original.
Check this page on Wikipedia for how it has been used: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozymandias_%28disambiguation%29
@Brian H Swornhoggled - this is a wonderful sounding word I'd never seen before but I realized later that there is an actual word you probably meant, 'hornswoggled', 'get the better of (someone) by cheating or deception'
But what you did was make a Spoonerism of it!
And that, ladies and gentleman, is why I lurk a few hours each week and "gray out" all of the threads in this terrific forum. (Now where is that "Test-Please Ignore")
Glad Bieber bought a Fisker! Sign of things to come?
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