Friday, June 22, 2007

Marketing Visits Alcatraz

The Marketing Department took a trip to jail yesterday. Yep, that’s right – a tour of Alcatraz in San Francisco, legendary prison and ex-home to some pretty famous convicts like Al “Scarface” Capone and the “Birdman” Robert Stroud. What we learned about “The Rock”:

No. of prisoners executed at Alcatraz = 0. Alcatraz had no facilities for capital punishment.
How long was Alcatraz “in business” = 28 years and 8 months
No. of prisoners that escaped from Alcatraz = 36. 23 caught, six killed, two drowned, five disappeared.
No. of years “Scarface” occupied Alcatraz = 4.5 years. During that time, he was stabbed by another inmate with a pair of hair cutting scissors. Needless to say, he wasn’t a favorite among other inmates.

The day ended with a profound statement by one marketing guy, “Man, it would have sucked to be in that place.” We’ll leave you to think about that one…

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.

4:41 PM  
Anonymous 83givzuwingz said...

"What doesn't kill us only makes us stronger"--BV

"Brick by brick we build a team"--DR

5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, we missed the show but good job for toyota. All the other cars got in. We just struggled here at the road course.

Say... Didnt Toyota build TRB a road course car or something? I read something a while ago...

6:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE ONLY THING I CAN SAY IS, I DONT LIKE ROAD COURSE RACES ANYWAY.
I DO FEEL BAD FOR TRB, BUT I THINK THESE TEAMS WILL BE ALRIGHT ANYWAY.

11:12 PM  
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2:37 AM  
Anonymous Brian said...

Keep working hard everyone. I think we all new this was going to be hard with all of the ringers trying to qualify, but forget about this weekends race and focus now on New Hampshire

7:35 AM  
Anonymous RBR83 said...

What a horrible break for the guys, especially AJ. I was watching trackside and he looked very confident.
I almost wish he would jump into that 91 Toyota thats running so he could get to road race.

9:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he said his qualifying lap would be money...I feel so bad for both of them

9:54 AM  

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