I can’t really say anything about this. Just watch it…
I don’t think I’ve had Oscar Mayer Lunchables (Made by Dairy Lea in the UK) since I was in school, this spoof “Gangsta” Advert for them is still hilarious though…
If only they sold this here in the UK! That said being a fat bastard I don’t think my tits need to be any bigger.
Did I catch the work oishi? Does that mean the same thing in Thai as it does in Japanese? Internet monkeys find this out for me!
I love the idea behind this, I’ve personally not been effected by LOCOG’s draconian policy of turning the Olympics from what should be a celebration of human achievement to a stinking pile of over commercialism but just hearing about it annoys me.
What started as a joke by a clothing company has turned into a movement protesting against LOCOG and the way it treats anyone who doesn’t give them money as complete shit.
Wine merchant Oddbins are apparently offering a 30% discount to anyone who comes into an Oddbins branch who wearing Nike trainers and has in their pocket a set of Vauxhall car keys, an RBS MasterCard, an iPhone, a bill from British Gas and a receipt for a Pepsi bought at KFC.
Ayo Akintola, the managing Director of Oddbins has issued the following statement(Via the Drum):
“The London Olympics is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the whole of the UK’s business community to come together to support our fantastic athletes and celebrate an awe-inspiring festival of sport.
“But thanks to LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games), any business without the tens of millions of pounds required to join the cabal of multinational brand partners for the Games are reduced to the status of beggars on the gilded streets of the Olympic movement.
“We have taken steps to ensure our planned window displays do not flout any of these asinine rules, but we are doing this primarily to highlight the absurdity of the fact that the British people – who are paying for these games – are at the same time being subject to ridiculous rules. Even though our window designs will be within the rules, we would not be surprised if LOCOG goes loco.”
You can keep track of the goings on of the Lodnod 2102 Oimplycs on their official site.
I don’t even think I own any red socks… I used to have red shoes though…
In the cool but pointless category, Brazilian retailer C&A (Is that the same C&A that used to exist in the UK?) has started displaying the number of likes items of clothing have received on their Facebook page. I was lead to believe that Facebook wasn’t very big in Brazil and they all use Orkut but that’s besides the point.
As the venture beat article points out online shopping is usually based on the images, and pictures don’t tell you how well made an item is or how the fabric feels. Something that looks really nice can feel like it’s made from camel testicles.
Via Venture Beat
I’ve seen this several times before but my Dad just emailed it to me and I thought I’d share it in case anyone hadn’t seen it. The website for Fukitol lists many details about this wonder drug such as the side effects:
New prescribers should be aware that during treatment 99.2% of patients experienced some combination of the following side affects:
Uncontrollable laughter, occasionally resulting in slightly wetted pants
Hallucinations with vivid colors and occasionally talking animals
Dramatic increases in attention from the opposite sex
Frequent spontaneous sexual arousal
Penis or Breast enlargement
Random Travel Hair re-growth
No patients stopped taking FUKITOL due to these side effects.
On a completely separate note if you use Zemanta for content recommendations the text for this post results in some disturbing image suggestions… But it also suggests I add this:
This image was tweeted by @iJoyce, the water mark lists “Life Technologies” as the source but I can’t find a link to the image on their site and it may well be that it’s just the first image that is theirs rather than the whole thing.
It is reminiscent of the image I posted in November last year which had a similar theme but with art as the subject.
This is a fairly cool marketing stunt. In order to drum up awareness of the new TV channel TNT Belgium put an innocuous red button on a plinth with a floating sign that said “Press for drama” on it. When people pressed it DRAMA happened…
Apparently in Japan they advertise for recruits to the Special Defense Force (Japan aren’t allowed to have a military due to a clause that was added to their constitution after WWII) using manga. Look at how cute that girl is, she is missing her boyfriend who is away helping people for his country. The above image is from the 2012 campaign below are the 2011 and 2010 posters.