• Dec 12, 2008
Click above to start laughing at our auto bailout speech bubble comics

During the past few weeks during which the auto industry has struggled to secure government loans to stave off bankruptcy, we've covered the proceedings in an unusual way. We found this one picture of the Detroit 3 CEOs during their testimony to Congress that encapsulated what we felt was going on. GM CEO Rick Wagoner and Chrysler CEO Bob Nardelli are locked in a stare, just as their companies are locked together as the two most desperately in need of gov't aid. Ford CEO Alan Mulally sits off to the right looking the other way, just as Ford stands apart from its domestic competitors as the only with a shot of surviving without federal funds.

Though the events of the day are serious matters, we had our fun and kept things light by using this image over and over again, each time adding different speech bubbles with what we thought each CEO was thinking. They were fun to create and we didn't expect it to turn into a "thing", but we've gotten so many requests to compile all of these speech bubble comics in one place that today we've decided to oblige. Click below to start from the beginning and there are a few bonus comics at the end from other posts related to the auto industry bailout.




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      • 6 Years Ago
      one of the best segments i'v seen on autoblog.
      • 6 Years Ago
      You guys need to submit these things to the lolnews site.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I STARTED LAUGHING
      • 6 Years Ago
      What a great idea. I was thinking, I should have collected those. Some day, we will be looking at those images with all the memories!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Very well done!

      Ghosn arriving at slide 11(?) was f'ing brilliant!
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's pretty funny how Ghosn's facial expression is perfect for the quote. I laughed hard when I clicked that article and saw that picture.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Those were hilarious...
      • 6 Years Ago
      not sure if this was intentional but the above one "..." is my fave
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is the reaon the Senate let the bailout bill die, they wanted Autoblog to keep these going.

      I love the "3 CEO" ones, especially "Sorry, Bob, you're voted off the island" and "You don't have Swedish brand". Those are both classics. And the way that you have Mulally deadpanning his lines in histerical!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, Autoblog, don't let these go to your head now. Nevermind. Anything is funny during a boring day at work, which is when most of your readers are reading this.
      • 6 Years Ago
      You guys should also include captions for some of the people in the background. There are many possibilities there as well lol
      • 6 Years Ago
      All of those were hilarious. Thanks for putting them all in one place for us!
      • 6 Years Ago

      Thanks. Loved the comics.
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