Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Gurkhas' joy at court victory

We, as British citizens should be appauled that this even went to court.

Friday, 26 September 2008

Platini..........ferme la bouche!

Hi, this is Michel Platini - he was a great footballer, in that there is no denial. However since sucking corporate cock for the likes of Sepp Blatter and Jack A Walker (who is a crook, he's crooked, he's a wrong 'un, he's a dodgy underhanded scumbag who deserves a lot more than he'll ever get) I digress and apologise. So back to the point, Platini has turned into a monsterous arsehole. Which is a great shame.

His hatred of the UK seeps out of his pores and into his interviews and statements.

I've know idea why, it's not like England will win the World Cup anytime soon - possibly just before the mighty Scotland, but that my friends is still up for debate.

So Monsieur Platini - pray tell why do you hate your Anglo cousins so?

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Mobile Operators link with the IAB

The top 5 mobile operators have finally got their act together and joined forces to ensure that mobile marketing as a medium is taken seriously. And about time 2 2b (did you see what I did there?) perfectly honest with you - a level playing field which advertisers can understand, use and benefit from has been a long time coming.

Now can we please get some decent creativity and planning thrown at this, NOT in isolation please.

There is now an opportunity to integrate mobile seamlessly into major campaigns - the handset penetration is there, the quality of hardware/software is there, the understanding from the consumer is there and the creative talent within the agency world is there.

I await greatness.......

Monday, 22 September 2008

Android launching tomorrow in New York

Android launching tomorrow in New York.

My guess is that it will do well, however the majority of consumers do not buy operating systems, they buy hardware. Now I know that they are linked up with a Taiwanese company HTC b ut it is still essentially software.

If the Apple phone was any good at actually being used as a phone - they did seem to forget about that bit - then the market might not be so wide open. As it stands, it's game on.

Friday, 19 September 2008

Solar Powered Rickshaw for London's streets.

Even the above will no doubt piss me off when I'm in the back of a cab crawling through Soho's narrow and impractical streets. But they beat those shitty bike things, they really piss me off. I know that people make a living out of it but come on, they're not road worthy and the only people I see in them are tourists getting stung with the knock on effect of them slating London.

I'm suprised that idiot Boris hasn't taken a shot at one yet, it can only be a matter of time.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Lloyds and HBOS

Chief Executive of Lloyds, Eric Daniels.

Next role: Stand up comedian on sell out tour, read the comedy gold below:

Daniels insisted that the deal was not a "rescue" of HBOS and tried to calm fears of 40,000 jobs from the combined work force of more than 130,000.

"There should not be any impression that that this is a shot gun marriage," Daniels said.

The man's comedy genius and that's the sort of trait I look for in a banker.

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Sony Ericsson Xperia

Looks like a bit of a bun fight in the mobile market.

Xperia - decent looking bit of kit but how will the functionality score and will this be the last nail in the coffin for SE or will the Xperia turn out to be a golden goose?

David Cairns quits - at last some good news.

David Cairns - ex priest who went into politics (if that isn't a recipe for disaster I don't know what is - a power hungry little shit not getting enough clout using the vehicle of the catholic church so he ditches them and heads into mainstream politics behind the coattails of Siobhain Ann McDonagh.
I'd like to point out at this time that she introduced the House of Commons Disqualification (Amendment) Bill in Parliament 1999 to try and get David into politics (okay it didn't work immediately but nevertheless he still managed to squirm his way in)
Siobhain is sacked, David then quits..........and over what - Gordon Brown!

You were both happy to vote yes on many other points - were many lives have been lost, ruined and millions wasted. Didn't hear you jumping up and down then did we?

List of what they voted on......I think I have it here somewhere:


Voted strongly against a transparent Parliament. Voted moderately for introducing a smoking ban.
Voted strongly for introducing ID cards.
Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals.
Voted strongly for introducing student top-up fees.
Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws.
Voted very strongly for the Iraq war.
Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war.
Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. Voted moderately for the hunting ban.
Voted moderately for equal gay rights

Has never voted on a transparent Parliament.
Voted against introducing a smoking ban.
Voted for introducing ID cards.
Voted for introducing foundation hospitals.
Voted for introducing student top-up fees.
Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws.
Voted for the Iraq war.
Voted against investigating the Iraq war.
Voted for replacing Trident.
Voted for the hunting ban.
Voted for equal gay rights
All nice and bloody cosy isn't it?!

I haven't got time for this kind of politics - it reeks of back scratching and jostling for position from two very underwhelming politicians - and I use the term politician in its broadest sense.

Let's trust your constituents to vote the pair of you out. David you could always return to the church. I mean, talking shit at the pulpit is no different from what you've been doing for the last 7 years.

Siobhain - you should get a job in the Post Office - you love stamps don't you - or is that only buying them with other people's money?

Friday, 12 September 2008

Senz Umbrellas

Again thanks to PSFK.COM for this.

Weirdly I was thinking about this the other day when I was walking through London without a brolly and low and behold it was pissing down. Again (to think I moved down from Scotland for this weather)

I was looking at the design of a brolly, which had been discarded at the side of the road as it had inverted and a few spokes were missing, and it got me thinking as to why the design hadn't been dramatically changed in ohh........say 100 plus years.

Here we have Senz's take on the 21st century brolly - a fine example and one that I'll definitely be buying.

I'd prefer one with a sensor that prevents the shorter people of this world stabbing me in the eye with theirs........but I'll soldier on with one eye, I suppose that's why I have two.

Friday, 5 September 2008

Canoeist appeals against sentence

On what fucking basis! Jesus christ, this doesn't make any sense.
I'm not interested in the case in any way although I would be interested in finding out who's footing the legal bill? Any thoughts greatly appreciated.
Either way the lawyers must be pissing themselves and laughing all the way to the bank.
Ker - fucking - ching.

The End shuts its doors

The End is closing its doors in January - Saturday 24th - 2009 to be exact.

A big thank you to Liam, Ty, Victor, Cyclone, Phil and the many others that helped make The End one of, if not THE, best club in London.

Look forward to seeing some of you there before it closes.

Thanks for the memories.