Thursday, May 03, 2007

1969 Car with the latest bid for $2.3 Million on eBay, kidding me??

No kidding, it's the "General Lee" Dodge Charger R/T that Duke, aka John Schneider, aka Jonathan Kent, is auctioning off, what appears to be the lone remaining original General Lee. The bidding has reached $2.3 million on eBay.
While one might stop just short of calling it "The most famous model of the most famous car in the world!" as the seller does, but this is supposedly one of the most iconic cars in cinematic history. And when the seller happens to be one of the stars of the show that made the car famous, well, this is one of the most valuable star cars in recent memory. According to John, this particular car was one of the cars featured in the last REAL Dukes of Hazzard movie, "Dukes Go To Hollywood". The underside of the the hood is autographed by all of the surviving orginal cast members and crew from the TV show, as well. It was also the prototype for all of the General Lees used in the most recent Jessica Simpson Dukes of Hazzard movie.
And lest you think this General is all show and no go, it sports a Hemi, and not just the stock 426 Hemi, either. The car actually has a 511 crate motor that pumps out 725 hp . It also has an upgraded Hotchkis suspension, auxiliary transmission by Gear Vendor, Viper brakes, and a racing steering box. As of this morning, the high bid on eBay item number 250108256198 is $2.3 million with 2 days left. Follow the read link to bid and check out the full gallery by clicking here.
Source: AutoBlog
You still have a chance to buy this :) 2 more days to go!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Male vs Female: Who's more proactive?

Below are the ratings of Spiderman 3 @ IMDB. So far considered pretty good. Well, they might be the votes of all those ardent fans out there so far. In a week, we could get the whollistic view.

Anyway, for business enthusiasts, here's an interesting find.
 Percentage  Rating
1541      73.3% 10
146    6.9% 9
84      4.0% 8
70      3.3% 7
52       2.5% 6
33       1.6% 5
21       1.0% 4
20       1.0% 3
18       0.9% 2
117    5.6% 1

Arithmetic mean = 8.9.  Median = 10

See user ratings report for:

Votes                         Average
Males  1756  8.3
Females  180  7.6
Aged under 18  420  9.1
Males under 18  366  9.1
Females under 18  54  9.0
Aged 18-29  1285  8.3
Males aged 18-29  1179  8.3
Females aged 18-29  101  6.9
Aged 30-44  183  7.1
Males aged 30-44  163  7.1
Females aged 30-44  19  6.9
Aged 45+  40  8.0
Males aged 45+  35  8.0
Females aged 45+  5  9.5
Top 1000 voters  5  6.0
US users  739  8.7
Non-US users  1194  8.0
All votes  2102  8.2

Did you check out the number of people in the female category (18-29) who voted as opposed to the male category? Well, in general too.. there seems to be not many proactive females out there. I am just talking about business marketing here and not really about who's great kinda silly arguments.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Can't the bollywood music industry get any better?

One of my friends Dam posted our group with the following clip appreciating the beauty in the song (pun intended :)) Tak Bisakah by Peter Pan, a Malaysian band. Enjoy for yourself.

Albeit, I was taken aback when I saw this clip, created by one of the controversial directors of all time, Mukesh Bhatt and yeah the music director Pritam. Can they get any better? Indians definitely have very good business skills viz., getting silk from Turkey and making garments out of it into a Gurukant Desai industry (ref: Guru movie (2007)) alright, but its pathetic to see more and more such famous rich arses minting money by plagiarizing foreign stuff and showing them off as original.

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