No matter how much “greener” we get, driving around in an environmentally-friendly clown car just isn’t the path to getting laid.
J.D. Power just released the results of an annual study where people rated car brands by their appeal. In other words, how COOL they are. And the Smart Car came in dead last.
The winner for the coolest car is the Porsche, for the 12th year in a row. It’s also the most expensive brand in the study, since they didn’t include things like Lamborghinis or Bentleys.
The 10 coolest brands are: Porsche . . . BMW . . . Jaguar . . . Mercedes . . . Land Rover . . . Lexus . . . Lincoln . . . Audi . . . Volvo . . . and Cadillac.
And the 10 most uncool brands are: Smart . . . Fiat . . . Jeep . . . Mitsubishi . . . Chrysler . . . Scion . . . Mazda . . . Nissan . . . Dodge . . . and Subaru.
If you can’t SPELL “Budweiser,” maybe you should stop DRINKING so much Budweiser?
There’s an app called Bartendr that lets people share info about their favorite bars and drinks, and they just analyzed 100,000 recent posts to see which brands of booze Americans have the hardest time spelling. Here are the top five . . .
1. Jagermeister, misspelled by 90% of people.
2. Budweiser, 42%.
3. Jameson, 23%.
4. Hennessy, 15%.
5. Jack Daniel’s, 6%.
The most common way people misspell Budweiser is forgetting the first “e” . . . so it’s B-u-d-w-i-s-e-r.
The most common way people misspell Jagermeister is . . . pretty much every way possible. No one has ANY clue.
Is there a better way to understand America than by our favorite BRANDS? No, there isn’t.
A website called Direct Capital just analyzed Google searches to figure out the top three BRANDS people search for in every state. Or as they’re calling it, the three most POPULAR brands in all 50 states . . . which may or may not be true.
The top brand in a lot of states is a huge company headquartered there . . . like Microsoft in Washington, Anheuser-Busch in Missouri, FedEx in Tennessee, KFC in Kentucky, Ford in Michigan, and Walmart in Arkansas.
The second-most popular brand is a lot less predictable . . . some are companies based in the state, but there are a lot of food and alcohol brands too.
By the time you get down to the third-most popular brand, it’s rarely something with its headquarters in the state, so you get down to what people REALLY want . . . like Playboy in Virginia, Gucci in Georgia, and Taco Bell in Idaho.
Here are five highlights we picked out . . .
1. Connecticut’s second-most popular brand is Natural Light beer, which is amazing. Iowa’s second-most popular brand is Busch Light . . . if it weren’t for Connecticut’s pick, that would be the cheapest beer to crack this thing.
2. Nevada’s top three brands are all amazing representations of the “alcohol and money” gambling culture: Ferrari . . . Belvedere Vodka . . . and Lamborghini.
3. Arizona and New Mexico are in a clear TEQUILA war. The most popular brand in Arizona is Jose Cuervo . . . the most popular brand in New Mexico is Patron.
4. Coors and Coors Light didn’t crack Colorado’s top three . . . but Budweiser did, coming in third. Coors Light WAS the second-most popular brand in North Dakota, for what it’s worth.
5. And finally, Nebraska clearly has its priorities straight . . . its top three brands are Blue Moon beer, Burger King, and Doritos.