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Archive for the ‘Cool Stuff’ Category

Not Strictly Ballroom

Posted by weehaggis on Monday, January 26, 2009

The following is a UK TV ad (for a mobil phone network) which I recently came across.  Not entirely original, but cool none the less.  Really makes you smile (well it did for me 🙂 )  Liverpool Street Station looked like the Central Station ballroom scene from the Fisher King.

…and just to see what went into setting up this whole event.

I wonder if something like this would ever work in Oslo Central Station.

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I’m famous….woohoo!!

Posted by weehaggis on Wednesday, November 7, 2007

You’ll never guess what I just received in the post today….a copy of a college/university text book on economics????? No. I’m not going back to school or any such time. Back in December I received an email form somebody asking if they could use one of my flickr pics (above) in a book they were writing. No probs I said. Anyway, today I received a copy of said book. Nothing glamorous.  As I said above, its a college text book on economics, “Economie Global“, published in Montreal. BTW….its in French!!! Still, I was chuffed to bits….a book…..a f#!$@ing book 🙂

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Irn Bru – It’s Phenomenal

Posted by weehaggis on Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Apparently Irn Bru is currently banned in the US. The food colouring Ponceau 4R is considered carcinogenic by the FDA. Hmmmm….guns and bullets cause instant death and they’re perfectly legal…..go figure. Anyway, at least it makes goths happy 🙂

This advert for Irn Bru 32, the caffeine loaded instant energy version, raised a few hackles. Some thought that the stereotypical glaswegian hardman was a bit too aggressive and tried to get it banned.

and the ad featuring the shaving mom was voluntarily withdrawn by Barrs after complaints that it was being offensive to transsexuals…..!! (posted earlier) .

BTW, looks like Irn Bru has now been sighted in Russia 🙂

Irn Bru in Russia

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This is a first …. a cooking tip

Posted by weehaggis on Monday, March 19, 2007

That’s right, a cooking tip. Just discovered a new wonder of modern cookware ….. the roasting bag …. and had to tell 🙂

Throw some chunky chopped veggies into the bag, add a random selection of herbs’n’spices and a wee splash of olive oil.

Tie the bag, shake it up, snip a few holes, place on an oven proof dish and then into the oven at 180C for 30 mins.

Wow….I mean wow!!

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Irn Bru – pure dead brilliant

Posted by weehaggis on Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Was just having a browse through youtube and found some old Irn Bru tv adds. Started getting all nostalgic.

For the uneducated amongst you, Irn Bru (from Barrs) is a fizzy soft drink virtually unheard of outside of Scotland. Very sweet, very orange and tasted bloody awful to anyone not born within sight of yon bonnie banks and yon bonnie braes. Normally advertsed as “yer other national drinkke….made in Scoatland fram girders“.

Back around 1988 Barrs released one of their first TV ads for the amber nectar. It was pure dead brilliant then, and after finding it on youtube, I realised that it still is now. Its sort of a piss-take of the US produced Coke and Pepsi ads which were on at the time.

Well, I suppose you have to be Scottish to appreciate it. Not long after, this one appeared. Even more of a laugh and with not quite the punchline you’re expecting.

and then, the final one for today (you can see that I’ve just figured out this youtube thing). I wonder how the FCC would react if Pepsi produced anything like this in the US 🙂

Other classics include the ram-raiding granny, the sexy latin Raul advertising the diet version, and of course that foul mouthed cuckoo used for the new Irn Bru 32. Will try and get round to posting those ones too.

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blah…blah…blah…

Posted by weehaggis on Tuesday, October 10, 2006

ie…more boring drivel.

blah

  1. also blah blah : silly or pretentious chatter or nonsense
  2. plural: a feeling of boredom, lethargy, or general dissatisfaction

and now onto the purpose of this nugget. I recently found another example of what others (in this case Brian Kendal), who must have too much free time on their hands, leave around on the web as distractions for the rest of us.

In The Demented Movie saying blah makes ones head explode…literally. This flash animation has been made to look like a feature movie, with a cast of stick characters, its own language, a running time of almost 30 minutes and a plot which borders on being asinine. Sorry, correction, it most definitely crosses that border and is asinine.

But, given all its asinineness (is that actually a word?) it is actually quite funny in a perverse sort of way. Enjoy.

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