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A Dealership Went Pro-Police And This Happened

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Top Ten Blogs and News for the Week 12/10-12/14/12


top10The most trusted name in live chat brings the top ten blogs and news stories right to you! We monitor industry trends, current events, and the auto dealer community every week to bring you the top ten blogs and automotive stories from around the globe. In this weekly edition – the Pope gets a new ride, a man kills his roommate over a pork chop, and Puerto Ricans Tweet about life in Jail.

10. 46 Year Old Man Dies Dancing Gangnam Style
Eamonn Kilbride died dancing Gangnam Style at his company’s holiday party. A cardiologist said that men shouldn’t stray out of their comfort zone when dancing.

9. A Man Kills his Roommate over Low Cooked Porkchop
The police said that alcohol was a factor in the shooting and yes, this happened in Florida.

8. Mercedes Benz gives the Pope a New Ride
Posted by David on DealerElite, the Pope gets a new Popemobile, the special-purpose body of the Popemobile is designed to ensure the personal safety of such a prominent figure. Also, he’s on Twitter now!

7. My First Sale
Craig Lockerd shares his story of his first sale at a Plymouth Dealership, along with other stories about his sales. A great read and a great picture of him in Bell Bottoms. =)

6. Wearable Matching Tail Matches your Mood
If you were ever hating your life because you didn’t have a tail, good news, we now have Tailly. “Tailly is not just a toy, nor is it a fashion accessory or a gadget. It is those three items

Tails2combined, and, since it reacts to the heart beat rate, it is an extension of the users’ body,” says the project’s Kickstarter page, “When you wear Tailly, you’ll radiate cuteness and happiness!”

5. Puerto Rican Inmates Tweet about Life in Prison
Three inmates in a Puerto Rican jail want you to follow them on Twitter so you don’t follow their footsteps in life. This pilot program is called: Siguenos para que no nos sigas, (Follow us so you don’t follow us). The goal behind this program is to show young people the harshness of prison life.

4. Mr. President, Build this Death Star
A petition calling on the U.S. to build a Death Star has reached 25,000 signatures on the "We the People" White House website a day ahead of its deadline -- meaning the Obama Administration, according to its own rules, must prepare an official response.

3. ActivEngage is Recognized for Creating American Jobs
The Hire Power Awards, sponsored by Bank of America, rank private companies by how many new jobs they’ve added over the past three years.  ActivEngage is proud to be listed at number 7 in the  2.5-5 million category.

2. Honda Saves the Civic
The interior of the new Civic was so bashed by critics that Honda did a quick turn around and “fixed” it.

1. Photos of Animals Celebrating their Birthdays
I know this has nothing to do with current events or the automotive industry, but it’s Friday! Enjoy these cute pictures of these adorable animals! =)



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