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Russian Roulette Sunday: Advertising Take II

Russian Roulette Sunday: Advertising Take II

Hi!  Marc here again.  Last week, as you may recall, we blew our entire advertising budget on a film by Pearl & Dean.  To be honest, we were a bit disappointed by it.  We were so disappointed, in fact, that we thought we could probably do better ourselves.  We reasoned that with my capacity for historical perspective and Jon’s talent for understatement and his innate modesty, it wouldn’t be too difficult to put together a...

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7 Reasons Australians Shouldn’t Make Television

7 Reasons Australians Shouldn’t Make Television

  1.  The Weather. It must be quite easy to present the weather in Australia, it’s always “nice” there, so you probably don’t have to be too bright to do it.  That would explain this weatherman being outwitted by a pelican then. 2.  Wipeout Australia. In Britain, we have Total Wipeout, a programme in which pudgy, potato-faced middle-managers from Droitwich lumber around a ridiculous assault course.  Wipeout...

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7 Reasons To Have Milk

7 Reasons To Have Milk

1.  You can play professional football. Or at least you can play for Accrington Stanley. A club whose trials – according to Ian Rush – include the ability to pass, shoot, head, tackle, swear at the referee and drink milk. 2.  It stops you falling over. Milk makes your bones strong. Strong bones mean standing up straight. No one will laugh at you if you stand up straight. 3.  The Milk Moustache. I don’t have to put my...

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7 Reasons TV Adverts Annoy Us

7 Reasons TV Adverts Annoy Us

1.  Interruptions.  Let’s start with the obvious. Ads interrupt programmes. And just when you are getting into them as well. Now you have to wait five minutes to see if the bloke is dead or not. Then you find out he isn’t and curse the show for being unrealistic. He shot him in the head for goodness sake. 2. Voiceovers. That famous bloke is doing the voiceover for a financial advert. You just can’t place the voice. You...

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