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The office is a mess--and it's been that way for a while. So get ready with your keyboard and your comments-- TheCarConnection.com is getting rid of some fun gear and you can win it without hardly lifting a finger.

All you have to do is write a comment on a story you see here at TheCarConnection Blog -- tell us something funny, make a sharp rejoinder, whatever. At the end of each day, until the magic gift closet is clear, we'll give away stuff we've acquired at various car-manufacturer events.

Today's giveaway is BMW-related. When we attended the 2009 BMW 7-Series premiere in Germany, the kind folks at the company put out a beautiful press kit, complete with Moleskine notebook and pen, both embossed with the "7" logo. We carry our TCC-issued materials (a MacBook Pro) so these are in near-pristine condition for you to play reporter. (We suggest you try to line up an exclusive with Blagojevich first and find out what's up with that hair.)

Just write a comment on any story.  We'll pick a winner that makes us laugh or think hard and send out this prize USPS. Each day until the closet is clean, we'll link you back to the winning comment and post a new item in this Web 2.0 yard sale.

Comment away!

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Comments (22)
  1. Oh no! Why did it have to be BMW-related??? We'll see 20 comments from Ed (up from his usual 10) in the next 5 minutes :-(
     
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  2. Well, as the satisfied owner of a bargain E38 7, I sure would appreciate the appropriate material..
    El Corrupto's ill-fitting hair helmet (hairpiece) has been duly noted. Without trying to interview the scumbag, here are some possible hypotheses:
    1. Roadkill of some kind.. maybe a skunk with some "Grecian formula" to darken the white strip
    2. Wig stolen from the props used in the "Planet of the Apes" movies.. the old ones.
    I was looking up the 7 series in Wikipedia today, and got lots of interesting info on the engines available in Europe for my e38 series.
    And there were many surprising ones, including 3 diesels, the smallest one a puny 725tds, with only 143 PS and 207 lb-ft, a larger 2.9 lt 6 with 193 PS and 302 Lbft (adequate!) and even a 4.0 V8 diesel, 258 PS and 600 NM (443 lb-ft), almost Bentley territory, torque-wise.
    I am really PO'd that all luxury German makers only import the larger gas engines and practically none of the diesels and none of the smaller, more effiicent and lighter gas engines.
     
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  3. No one in America would want the "small and efficent" gas engine in the panzer-heavy 7-series. Euros are much smarter than you , Ed... Also, most euro diesels would not pass the emissions requirements in the US now; that's the reason why they have to run on urine and it was an expensive and recently-developed technology just for us. Also, all that Blagojevich wanted was one of those "Brza Voznja!" road signs from his home country Bosnia. Was that too much to ask for?
     
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  4. JKD
    December 11th, 2008 - 4:42 pm
    "No one in America would want the “small and efficent” gas engine in the panzer-heavy 7-series."
    Yeah, because they are as illiterate as YOU are. It makes a whole lot of sense to have the Small engines in GERMANY with its NO SPEED LIMITZ Autobahn than here with the 65 MPH limits, right? NOT!!!!
    " Euros are much smarter than you , Ed…"
    NO, because I am ONE OF THEM, DUMBASS. Born and raised (but still a US citizen.) WE are much smarter than YOU. And it SHOWS.
    "Also, all that Blagojevich wanted was one of those “Brza Voznja!” road signs from his home country Bosnia. Was that too much to ask for?"
    Do you get NOTHING right??????? This is like saying Churchill was German or French. You have NO EFFING CLUE. Even the name by itself would tell you that he, along with VOINOVICH, are the only two SERBIAN, NOT BOSNIAN, (LOL!!!!!) Americans in major-league US Politics.
    JKD: WHAT a SERIALLY ignorant Dumbass!
     
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  5. Will Diaper David Vitter filibuster the auto bailout ?
    It DEPENDS !
    Ba-da-boom !
    That's why I wont' do two shows a night anymore , I won't. :-)
     
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  6. Tito is turning over in his grave, you dumb f! Who cares where the crook is from? Yugo is still a yugo no matter how you cut it and you can't even take a joke.
    Oh yes, those mighty autobahns full of of 1.6 liter and diesel-powered Astras - give me a break... A mainstream car breaking the 0-60, 10-second barrier is a rarity indeed. It just shows that you know nothing.
     
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  7. Ed - And isn't your home-country of Russia technically in Asia (mostly Mongolian blood anyway?)
     
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  8. WHAT a TOTAL DUmbass!!!!!
    Don't even get close to Vegas, for you will not only lose your shirt, but everything you own as well!
    IDIOT: When you make a guess, at least think of PROBABILITY. THEN, if you know your geography, you will not guess that one is... Mongolian, when the total population of that outfit used to be a million people (NOT A Billion, a million), not long ago (and who cares how many it has now.. maybe 5 million... compared to the 1 billion Indians and 1.4 billion chinese.
    But the above, I'm sure, is flying right over your empty head, the reasoning, I mean.
    Oh, and PS, EURO, dumbass bigot, means EUROPEAN. So what are all these ASIAN nations doing here, Lord of the dumbases?
    And PS, DUMBASS, we were NOT talking about the econodiesels in Europe, but the engines on the 7 series HERE and THERE and if it makes ANY sense to have the SMALL ones in EUROPE, where there is NO SPEED LIMIT< and have the big ones here, you TOTAL DUMBASS, where the ignorant likes of you get tickets for ... 75 MPH!!!
     
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  9. What matters is that you love it.
    When in doubt by BMW.
    When you win the lottery by BMW.
    When you buy a new one do not trade your BMW in. Give it to your son or daughter. If you have more than one then make up a contest like giving them the question, "If I were to give my BMW to you what would you do for me?" May the best child's answer win keeping in mind you are on the lookout for their generous offers to clean your new one, keep the driveway clear of snow and debris, help out around the house etc. And make the winner sign a contract with you stating that if they do not keep up their end of the deal, then the car goes to the runner up. If there isn't one then it goes to the family dog who will sleep in the back seat and through constant licking will keep the interior at least in pristine condition.
     
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  10. Maybe JKD and Ed should have a deathmatch on the Autobahn. I just want the notebook and pen. Nr
     
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  11. Ed - You're from beyond the Ural Mountains - just admit it. There's nothing wrong with being Asian. You should be proud.
    Reading with understanding helps though. When I say that Euros are smarter not to offer small engines in big cars in America it doesn't have anything to do with their autobahns or speed limits here. We just like powerful cars and fast easy acceleration. Too bad you'll never experience that in your 2nd gen Civic. Don't take it out on the Americans either. We let you in here so don't crap in your nest or we'll kick you out back to Chechnya.
     
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  12. Hmmm. Is the new BMW 7 series so ugly from the front, that you have to hide the picture on the brochure! Mind you, the choice of notebook makes up for this. Moleskine reporter, in jet black with sleek elastic closure. Forget the car, just give me the notebook!!! ;-)
     
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  13. Let me tell you something. When I was a small child, my father drove a BMW. It was a wonderful jet black beauty. I loved riding in it on sundays when we went to get ice cream at the harbor.
    However one sunday we came downstairs to get in the car and found it torched, completely totaled. It was the work of some gangsters that needed a front bumper.
    However the biggest coincidence here is that they were found and sent to jail because one of them dropped their moleskine phone book behind. What dumb crooks :P
     
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  14. Here's an uplifting story about the goodness of BMW owners. I owned a BMW 3 Series and lived in an apartment building with an underground garage. To my dismay, one day when I came out to get into my car, someone had removed the BMW badge from my hood. I saw another BMW owner in the garage several days later and warned him of what happened to me. I barely knew the guy. Several days later, he came to my apartment and dropped of a brand new BMW badge for my hood. He picked on up while he was at the BMW dealer for something. He wouldn't accept any money or anything for it. He just did it out of the goodness of his heart when he saw how bummed out I was. Happy Holidays.
     
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  15. It seems to me that I see moire Mercedes here in the US and I wonder why. I've always thought that BMW is a much nicer car. I also have a Moleskine fetish and (if I am selected) this would be my first custom one!
     
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  16. what a cooool prize.......
    God bless our troops
     
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  17. I had a '74 2002 that I kept in pristine condition for 30 years. There was a period, before children, that I did a lot of rallies and club auto-crosses and the like. It tickled me when an owner of a new M-3--which I highly coveted at the time but knew i'd never own--would ask if they could take a run in my '02 for nostalgia's sake and then say with a sigh how they wished they had never sold theirs. The only button I could push on mine was the cigarette lighter, but it always delighted me to know that my model Bimmer was known for ever as the most tossable and easily-steered with the throttle. It may not have been as sexy as the latest and greatest, but it had teeth and brought many miles of smiles.
     
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  18. Just what we need in this new economy: Freebies!!!!
     
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  19. Sweet, i'll take darn near anything thats free!
     
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  20. Subaru driver myself but I do admire the BMW - and the Moleskines!
     
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  21. I doubt I'll ever afford a BMW and if I could, I'd buy an Alfa Romeo instead... they have a cooler logo.
     
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  22. So, I'm writing about a car on a website to consider a Moleskine as a giveaway.
    If I wrote in the Moleskine, may the gods shine down and and have the car show up as the giveaway.
    Nuff said.
     
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