Archive for February, 2009
Posted on 27. Feb, 2009 by Jonathan Cherry.
News from London is that stray cats are being used to promote a new video game:
Warner Bros has revealed that it plans to advertise its forthcoming
shooter, F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin, via a clowder of black cats around
London on the game's launch day on Friday 13.
Shamelessly branded a ‘cat-vertising campaign', the scheme will see
the specially trained black moggies sporting F.E.A.R. 2 cat clothing,
and then roaming the streets of London.
That's impressive. Most cats won't even release a dog from its mouth when prompted to do so with a boot and yet in this case movie execs managed to persuade them to keep still long enough to attach a branded bib to their torsos.
Here kitty kitty! [thanks Jeffrey]
Posted on 26. Feb, 2009 by Jonathan Cherry.
The bite-sized urban drama that's been playing out on-line and on the streets of Cape Town is drawing nearer to its conclusion.
With a reward of R20 000 up for grabs 'scavenger hunters' have been searching for clues, which have been left in various shops – and in the streets of the city – in their quest to discover the all important '20k-money-clue' that's scheduled to be unveiled tomorrow.
Posted on 26. Feb, 2009 by Jonathan Cherry.
In case you missed it, the giant item of football laundry that was drying in Greenmarket square, has been move to the cnr of Wale and Long Street [better ventilation and more sun]. Now you know – just in case you were wondering what happened to it.
Benni left his t-shirt in Greenmarket Square – Cherryflava
Posted on 25. Feb, 2009 by Jonathan Cherry.
From yesterday's Cape Times, Darren sent this in to us:
Outsurance ran the ad at the bottom of the page, and just above it was the article referring to Malema being called a garden gnome by the DA.
Now if they could do the same with Idols SA that would be super.
Posted on 24. Feb, 2009 by Jonathan Cherry.
…for the new Levi's photographer which was found after a bit of a search on the onesmallseed online network.
The winner, was obviously a professional photographer [Romi Stern] – who blew the field away with her snaps inside one of the Grand Daddy Airstream caravans in Long Street.
Not bad, not bad – but luckily for the other contestants we didn't know about the competition [note to selves - add onesmallseed to RSS feed reader...ASAP].
We would have also gone with the trailer park look, but we'd have shot only on cellphones [pixalates nicely when you enlarge and if they can shoot Slumdog Millionaire on the thing, then...] and pay little respect to correct exposure levels [without touching Photoshop].
Posted on 23. Feb, 2009 by Jonathan Cherry.
Last week. photographs appeared of a girl walking in the street wearing just her underwear. Turns out that the coverage may have sparked a bit of a lovers feud [or maybe the fight started long before the public display] that's playing out online and now as a bit of a game in the Cape Town CBD.
A reward of R20 000 is being offered for the return of a USB Flash Drive containing information that my be a bit risque. Is this part of this week's 'Infecting the City' event? A R20 000 cash reward for the recovery of the drive is reason enough. First clues are due shortly.
Posted on 21. Feb, 2009 by Jonathan Cherry.
Virgin Atlantic is still going like a boeing 25 years after they first flew from Gatwick to Newark in 1984. To celebrate, Dickie B ordered a new TV ad for the brand with a subliminal message.
The ad is pretty good, acceptable visuals, nice little story all packed into 60 seconds…but it's the soundtrack, courtesy of that classic Frankie Goes to Hollywood opening riff…that makes it.
It's one of those 80's tracks that order you to your feet and command you to engage in a little Risky Business moment.
This is not the Virgin Atlantic ad.
We wonder if these ladies are smuggling a few kilos of cocaine under their tunics too?
Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Wikipedia
Virgin Atlantic: 25 years and still red hot – Dickie B's blog
See the ad – here
The other Risky Business-type number that gets played while getting ready for industry functions – YouTube
…but what exactly is the Virgin Atlantic ad suggesting by choosing a track with the following lyrics:
Posted on 20. Feb, 2009 by Jonathan Cherry.
There are no words for this Durex clip [sfw]. Banned? – should never have been. [video link] [thanks Martin]
For something called Fur TV [don't ask] British pin-up Chanelle Hayes starred in this ad – which was understandably immediatelly banned from public view.
NSFW [video link]