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I have heard stories about council employees taking lumps of loose plaster the size of rugby balls to meetings in an attempt to instil a sense of urgency into apathetic politicians.
When they weren't taking lumps from the thugs, they were taking lumps from the commissioners.
Even if investing in Eastern Europe means taking lumps early on, many Western companies may not have much choice if they want to defend or strengthen their competitive positions in world markets.
We'll always make time to watch Optimus Prime and Megatron taking lumps out of each other but it's the end of this trailer that has our fanboy limbs quivering.