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Hummer haters

Moscow, Dec. 26 (Reuters): A Hummer owner in Russia’s second city St Petersburg has given antiglobalists the green light to pelt his oversized vehicle with rotten eggs, Russian news agencies reported today.

“Peter Antiglobalist” activists told news agency RIA they found a driver willing to let them express their dissatisfaction with consumerism by throwing things at his luxury sport utility vehicle.

A Moscow car dealer puts the base price of a Hummer H3 at $49,500.

The antiglobalists said throwing eggs and tomatoes at the Hummer will help draw attention to their cause. The vehicle’s owner said he will then sell it and donate the proceeds to an orphanage.

Secret rise

Los Angeles (Reuters): Nicolas Cage’s adventure sequel National Treasure: Book of Secrets raced to $65 million during its first five days of release across North America, distributor Walt Disney Pictures said on Tuesday. The tally consists of actual sales for the four days since the film opened last Friday, and a Christmas Day estimate.

From December 24, the film had also earned $27.5 million in 17 international markets. The film stars Cage as a treasure hunter.


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