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Let Me off at the Next Station

Amtrak, the U.S.’s federally subsidized passenger rail service well known for poor adherence to schedules and lack of profitability, is tired of being the brunt of jokes by Jay Leno in his Tonight Show routines. So it cancelled all advertising on the NBC network. “I have reluctantly come to the conclusion that NBC can write Amtrak jokes faster than we can spend advertising dollars on your network,” the rail line’s president told the network when it pulled the ads. (RC/Late Show News) ...Anyone who cannot spend tax dollars faster than NBC can write jokes is clearly incompetent.
Original Publication Date: 23 October 1994
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 1.
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