Archive for the ‘Nuggets’ Category
Thursday, March 1st, 2012
A furniture store in the UK has had its advertisements banned for being “offensive and unsuitable for general display”. A BRITISH furniture retailer has been banned from using an ad that claimed its prices were “Sofa King low”. UK advertising watchdog the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) upheld complaints that the advertisement for The Sofa King [...]
Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
First up, I should point out that I do not recommend doing a Google search for the term “Adult Bib”. Nothing good will come of it… unless that’s the sort of thing that floats your boat. In case you curious according to Google’s AdWords tool, placing AdWords for the term ‘Adult Bibs” will cost you [...]
Thursday, February 24th, 2011
It’s Thursday, it’s hot, I’m tired, yet I’ve still managed to find a handful of things to amuse me on a Thursday evening. It’s funny where surfing the internet can lead you. Consider this a geeked out version of six degrees of separation.
Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
If you couldn’t sit through the Golden Globes, you probably missed the performance of Ricky Gervais. As host for the Awards, Ricky didn’t pull any punches, delivering more of what you’d expect from him, “edgy” stand-up, poking fun at celebrities. Taking the p!ss out of celebrities is a stand-up staple, generally* though, the p!ss-taker does [...]
Wednesday, November 17th, 2010
I stumbled upon these gems this afternoon while browsing through some design/advertising websites. These images illustrate that typography can be used for more than just the written word.
Thursday, September 16th, 2010
I received this email forward today, gave me a bit of a giggle. If you aren’t familiar with the classic Abbott and Costello “Who’s on first?” routine then it probably loses a lot of its giggle factor. So… if Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were alive today, their infamous sketch, ‘Who’s on First?’ might have [...]
Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
First there was the Snuggy – the blanket with sleaves – that looked remarkable like a dressing gown worn back to front. Then, there was the Comfort Wipe – a unique device that allowed you to wipe your back passage without having to get close to the area, thanks to the disturbing “18 inches of [...]
Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
Here’s another news story with a headline that can’t help but catch the eye. “Man nearly killed as eel swims in bottom”. Yup, right about now you are probably thinking the same thing I did… WTF? Surely there’s a word missing or a typo in that headline right? Well here’s the story…
Thursday, July 29th, 2010
Every so often a news story catches your eye and prompts one reaction… WTF? That’s what happened when I caught site of this little nugget on the Age website this afternoon.
Thursday, July 29th, 2010
Australian TV ratings juggernaut Masterchef has drawn to a close and the Australian public is suffering fine food withdrawal not seen since McDonalds discontinued their McOz burger. Personally, I’m quite happy the show has finished, six nights a week of pretentious posturing over food is more than I can handle. For a lot of people [...]
Wednesday, May 12th, 2010
The Diet Coke and Mentos explosion is not a new phenomenon. The idea is pretty simple, dump some Mentos into a bottle of Diet Coke and you have yourself an instant soda geyser. I’ve toyed with the Diet Coke/Mentos union myself, with mixed, and somewhat messy, results. Apparently though, I had not fully considered the [...]