Do you remember me telling you that advertisements lie, how the marketing people (as well as the product manufacturers themselves) think you’re a sucker and how their goal is to target gullible people who believe everything they see and hear? Well, it’s still true, and nothing is going to change that. This time, my ire wasn’t drawn to companies claiming to be the “best” or “highest quality” or any other subjective claim. No, lately I’ve been more annoyed specifically with car companies and their practices for pitching their automobiles among stiff competition. My beef with them centers on their non-stop talk about how you should buy their cars because of their fuel efficiency ratings. Contrary to what many people believe and what we are allowed to think, the government doesn’t actually run the tests that determine the fuel economy advertised by car companies.