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Trump Again Triggers the Instinct to Destroy Stuff

There’s something about Donald Trump that makes people want to beat things, and this ad from a Van Nuys, Calif. Nissan dealer is proof. The ad, which has been condemned by Nissan corporate, shows a sales manager nicknamed, “The Ladies’ Man” beating a pinata of a man in a suit with a generous topping of blonde hair.

After store managers hit the piñata, Van Nuys General Sales Manager Martin Cuevas declares, “Aqui en Van Nuys Nissan, los Latinos mandan.” (Translation: “Here at Van Nuys Nissan, Latinos rule.”)

Nissan quickly condemned the ad.

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Maybe the Recession Really Is Over

$2.8 – $3 million

The amount advertisers will pay for a 30-second spot on the 2011 Super Bowl on Fox. The figure is up from this year’s game, when the same ad went for $2.5 to $2.9 million. The 2011 spots are sold out.