Later, the Pontiexecutives meet with Magna, which is ready to present its brochure. Kendra isn't even fully into the room before Tana starts talking. "We wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for this incredible opportunity to work with such an incredible car," she says. Wow. It's not easy to be that inarticulate in that short a time. Kendra seethes. It isn't clear whether responsibility for the presentation was ever divided up properly by the PM here, but in any event, Kendra clearly believed she was going to be presenting, and she clearly is miffed that Tana is stepping on her shit after bugging out on the work. Kendra says, "Tana created the appearance that it was her concept." Which the executives are probably smart enough not to assume, but then, Jen got away with it last time. Kendra tries to jump in, but Tana jumps back in. And then Kendra jumps in again, and she shows off the fact that she did in fact include a slot for a CD -- which works nicely and unobtrusively in the round brochure -- as well as a slot for a business card. She did a good job, there's no question. Go here and look at the winning brochure, and you'll see that she did do an excellent job. You can look at Net Worth's, too, and observe the raging suck. At any rate, Kendra does take over enough to get out her best line, which is that all the emotions talked about by their "focus group" centered around desire. The Pontiexecutives thank them and send them on their way.
Trump approaches in his limo.
Net Worth comes in for its presentation. The first photo to go up is one of the really stupid ones, with the models. Bad first impression, to say the least. "The first thing I thought when I saw the Solstice," Chris says, "was not only exteriorally, but interiorally, this was truly the design of a sports car." I'm not sure if the Pontiexecutive really made as much of a laugh-choking face at the non-words "exteriorally" and "interiorally" as they make it look like he did, but I'd certainly like to believe it happened that way. Alex interviews, as a tuba of failure honks, that Chris is a horrible public speaker, beginning with those non-words he likes to throw in. Chris also refers to the "Solster roadster," and then corrects himself. I think he's thrown off by not being able to spit in the middle of his sentences anymore. The Pontiexecutive asks Chris what exactly he was going for with the blurry shot. Chris says that they thought it would push people to the next page. I guess...to figure out whether the whole thing was out of focus, or just that one picture. Nothing like enticing people to read your materials by tempting them to wonder whether there's been some kind of massive printing screw-up. In other news, Alex insists that "the shape" of the brochure would make somebody pick it up. So...rectangles are the new trapezoids, or something. The Pontiexecutives send them packing, and none too soon.