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Via the Boston Herald:
Animal-rights group PETA is backing off plans for a billboard about pet-population control that poked fun at Tiger Woods’ sex scandal — after hearing from the golfer’s lawyers.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ message would have matched an image of Woods with this ad copy: “Too Much Sex Can Be A Bad Thing … for little tigers too. Help keep your cats (and dogs) out of trouble: Always spay or neuter!”
PETA told the Orlando Sentinel Wednesday that it was searching for an advertiser to put up the “fun, tongue-in-cheek” billboard near Woods’ home in Windermere, Fla., where his November car crash sparked a shocking infidelity scandal that led to last week’s public apology.
But yesterday a PETA spokeswoman said the plan was on hold “in light of conversations we have had with Mr. Woods’ attorneys.”
When Tiger's speech causes a more dramatic volume impact than the FOMC you know this market is all sorts of perfectly efficient. Bloomberg's chart of the day below shows the total NYSE volume change in-between when Tiger started his convoluted and meandering mea culpa, and when he ended.FOMC stands for Federal Open Market Committee, a.k.a. "The Fed" that many disinfo.com visitors have plenty to say about. So Tiger had more impact than a Fed Discount Rate hike announcement that day, good to know for the next time I talk to some finance guy who cold calls me about getting into the market... Seems like just more proof that, as the Onion recently put it (brilliantly), money is a "symbolic, mutually shared illusion."
Tiger Woods isn't just America's greatest golfer, and he isn't just America's greatest philanderer. He's also America's greatest vocabulary teacher. Woods hasn't yet spoken publicly in the two weeks since his mysterious car accident led to a media feeding frenzy about his sex life. But he has issued a couple of public statements on TigerWoods.com, and in those statements he showed a grasp of the English language that was apparently too difficult for some.
The transgressions of Tiger Woods have proved too much to take for one of the golf superstar's most fanatical fans, who is now disbanding a church set up in praise of the sports icon. John Ziegler, the pastor of the First Church of Tiger Woods (www.tigerwoodsisgod.com), has announced in a statement on the blog that the organisation is being dissolved because of the golfer's "personal sins". The church, whose home page has now been renamed "The Damnation of Tiger Woods" was launched by radio host Ziegler in 1996 to "celebrate the emergence of the true messiah."
The world's no.1 golfer Tiger Woods' last Friday's car accident has major development. After 24 year-old cocktail waitress Jaimee Grubbs told a US magazine about their sexual relationship, Woods release a statement within 24 hours, saying he has "regret these transgressions" and "have not been true to the behavior his family deserves." Although not directly addressing it, their affiar possible discovery by his wife is apparent.