Category Archives: Absurd

Do you remember the Fanta adverts??

I read an article recently about the Finnish police investigating a case of virtual theft. That’s right!! Virtual theft. Not real theft of real things, but real theft of not real things (is that even theft – “stealing” something that doesn’t actually exist). Don’t believe me? Read about it here. Come on people!

Does anyone remember the Fanta ads not so long ago where you had the guys making cut-out friends from cardboard? And they’d be hanging out with these not-so-real-friends where everyone else drinking Fanta was having a rad time (not to mention of course all the people having a rad time who are drinking coke, sprite, and smoking Peter Stuyvesant cigarettes – and don’t forget the Castle Lager)!!

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Nudity does not improve concentration

This is not rocket science people. Yet some marketing and advertising people, are not getting this.

Take for instance the article in the Mail and Guardian about a kiwi airline that thought it would be helpful to have the cabin crew do the safety video in the nude (click here to read the article). Now come on! Did they honestly think that because more people are now watching the video, that that automatically equates to an increased level of concentration on the safety message? Of course not. The blood is no longer in the brain! It’s in other parts of the body. Read the rest of this entry

Life sentence for killing a mannequin

A man was jailed for life today after a court found him guilty of first degree murder. John Doe was sentenced to life imprisonment after a jury determined that he had purposefully, deliberately and calculatedly, planned and executed the attack that led to the untimely death of the victim. The victim was a 20 year old clothing store mannequin. But this was no ordinary mannequin.

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