“Shameless” promotion of SafeAuto? We’ll take it. But really, SafeAuto’s billboard was featured this past Sunday in an episode of the hit Showtime series “Shameless.” The crew was filming the show’s season finale in the streets of Chicago and just so happened to capture one of our billboards in their shot (so yeah, when we talk about Shameless promotion, we’re not kidding!).
If you’ve never watched Shameless, according to Showtime, “Oscar-nominated William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum star in this fiercely engaging and fearlessly twisted series. Chicagoan Frank Gallagher is the proud single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who without him would be…perhaps better off. When Frank’s not at the bar spending what little money they have, he’s passed out on the floor. But the kids have found ways to group up in spite of him. They may not be like any family you know, but they make no apologies for being exactly who they are.”
Well, just like in the show, our spokesman, comedian Norm Macdonald, isn’t like anyone we know and we love him for that. Plus, we thought he looked pretty great on the billboard in Chicago!
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Alfred Horner Munro invented the first automatic transmission in 1921. According to an article on CNN.com, General Motors released the first car with automatic transmission, the 1940 Oldsmobile Hydra-Matic. By 1957, 82.7% of American-made cars were built with automatic transmissions.
Cars with manual transmissions have traditionally been more fuel-efficient and are typically cheaper as well, however, only about 4% of car sales in recent years have been for vehicles with this type of transmission.
In his latest installment of Street Smarts, SafeAuto Insurance spokesman, comedian Norm Macdonald stresses this fact with the statistic that 9 out of 10 drivers prefer an automatic transmission to a manual transmission. Norm tells viewers another interesting statistic in his video pertaining to the fact that American’s are lazy. While Norm is using humor in his punch line about laziness, Daniel from Sweatingthebigstuff.com actually thinks there might be some truth to this. According to his blog post, Daniel states, “Because of all the new technology we have, we’re considered lazy Americans.” Do you feel that American’s are lazy? Tweet us your thoughts on the subject to our Twitter handle, @SafeAuto!
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Spring time makes people think about the flowers and trees blossoming as well as the temperature rising. Cleaning out the home, also referred to as “spring cleaning,” is tied closely with this time of year as well. That’s why Norm Macdonald is cleaning out his fake closet for the ‘Norm’s Stuff Giveaway’ contest! That’s right, Norm’s fake closet, where he stores his junk, such as his shoehorn and old holiday sweater, desperately need to go. That’s why Norm is giving Facebook fans of SafeAuto Insurance the chance to win his hand-me-downs! And there are definitely some hidden gems in Norm’s closet. By entering the ‘Norm Stuff Giveaway’ contest on SafeAuto’s Facebook page, you will be entered to win an iPad, Beats Headphones, a Norm Macdonald signed photo, a SafeAuto Roadside Assistance Kit, a Sony Digital Camera and much more! All you need to do is CLICK HERE to enter. Norm thought giving away the shoehorn was a generous enough gift for SafeAuto’s social following. Little did he know that a representative from SafeAuto would spot the iPad, headphones and digital camera in the back of his closet. The contest will begin on April 1, 2013, and run through June 1, 2013. Be sure to enter today (Before Norm changes his mind)!
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