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...
(Hat tip to Queerty)
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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.