Donald Trump sold his name to a perfume, Donald Trump - The Fragrance, back in 2004. It can still be found on eBay. It was sold with this aggrandising marketing puff: "Luxurious. Confident. Persuasive. The compelling new scent for men. Power attracts." Fortunately, in another case of satirical prophecy (like that Simpsons episode with Trump as president), MAD magazine had imagined a Trump fragrance way back in 1992. They called it "The Smell of The Donald" with the strapline: "Combining the sweet smell of success with the arid stench of bankruptcy" and said it was available in "casinos, condominiums, big banks and other failed institutions".
"You'll remember the 'Berm Wars' fiasco three years ago?" says Clive Litten, of Ash St, Avondale. "Well it's worse. Our street is a disgrace. I contacted Auckland Transport on behalf of the whole street. I asked for some action, please. Multiple phone calls, emails and conversations and hollow promises from them have delivered nothing." Adding for little relevance: "Our street is full of immigrants and renters living in multiple dwellings."
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