US Company Files Bankruptcy On Atomic Bomb Anniversay

by on 06/08/11 at 1:19 pm

Hiroshima atomic blast on August 6th, 1945. Several hundred Japanese soldiers saw the single B-29 bomber and thought it was a joke, giving the plane obscene gestures from the ground... Until they suddenly turned to vapor.

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The Hiroshima Charcoal Briquette Company filed Chapter 11 papers early today in order to seek protection from creditors. Analysts cited a massive failure of the company’s two year old advertising plan in which five million dollars were spent and not a single bag of the charcoal briquettes were sold.

‘Our marketing executives claimed the target market of Japan was perhaps not the best choice after all,’ Says Benson Collie, CEO of the company.

‘Asia and Japan were chosen primarily because of high fuel costs to cook meals and the difficulty of storing flammable liquid products.’

Collie also thought the company logo probably ‘sunk his product’ as well. On each bag was a large mushroom cloud and a fly-over photo of the Enola Gay B-29 bomber that was responsible for dropping the world’s first atomic device on August 6th, 1945.

Collie was also involved in another failed company when his development company lost $130 million dollars on a failed planned community venture in rural Tennessee. The Mansions on Shits Creek failed to sell a single multi-million dollar home and was forced into bankruptcy in 2002.

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