Bil Browning

Don't Wear an American Eagle Shirt for Your Yearbook Photo

Filed By Bil Browning | February 17, 2011 2:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: American Eagle, yearbook

Why shouldn't you wear an American Eagle shirt for your yearbook photo? I'm sure it's obvious to this kid now...

yearbook00294.jpg

(Hat tip to Queerty)


Recent Entries Filed under Living:

Leave a comment

We want to know your opinion on this issue! While arguing about an opinion or idea is encouraged, personal attacks will not be tolerated. Please be respectful of others.

The editorial team will delete a comment that is off-topic, abusive, exceptionally incoherent, includes a slur or is soliciting and/or advertising. Repeated violations of the policy will result in revocation of your user account. Please keep in mind that this is our online home; ill-mannered house guests will be shown the door.


During a few drop-out years in my college era, I worked at Otis Elevator Company in Bloomington, Indiana. One fo their suppliers is a German company called Schaeffler Technologies -- which has a product line of industrial machine bearings called FAG -- I don't know where that name came from, but apparently it's not the marketing no-no to the Germans that it is to us Americans.

The Otis employees enjoyed putting up the company posters -- with professional photo layouts showing the FAG bearings, the FAG gears, the FAG ratchets, the FAG pre-packed lubricated fittings, and even highly polished, carefully German-engineered FAG balls.

Of course, when the new posters went up every year, it was all done tongue-in-cheek.

FAG is a company that now belongs to the Schaeffler Group. It's one of the world's leading manufacturers of ball bearings. It stands for "Fischers Aktien-Gesellschaft" - AG the German equivalent of a publicly traded company, i.e. it sells shares on the stock market.

FAG is a company that now belongs to the Schaeffler Group. It's one of the world's leading manufacturers of ball bearings.

HILARIOUS.