The Bad

Badvertising: Roman’s Pizza

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9mOOrrx3Ig[/youtube] I spotted this whilst watching Grey’s Anatomy last night and had to restrain myself from stabbing myself to death with a blunt knife (no scalpel needed) to avoid being subjected to the cheese one second longer. Roman’s Pizza, have we all been Punkd? Now whilst I understand that your unique selling proposition is cheese…

Advertising in Africa

I always accept the flyers that are handed out at intersections because a. the poor sod handing them out is just doing a job and b., every now and then you stumble upon an absolute gem. You know you’re in for a treat when the opening sentence is: “DR. DAVID has been legalised to import…

The Wasteful World of Cell C?

Flicking through the latest edition of Marie Claire last night, the one with Emma Watson and her new pixie crop on the cover looking gorgeous, I noticed a rather superfluous and indulgent 4 page advertising spread by my favourites, Cell C. I paged through the spread and couldn’t figure out the gist of the campaign – it seemed like…

Aikona, Gogo.

After months of putting off the unavoidable trip  to Vodacare to upgrade my BlackBerry software, I finally bit the bullet yesterday. A BlackBerry software upgrade is relatively straight-forward and can typically be executed from the comfort of your own home. But you see,  my 10 year old Apple PowerBook isn’t playing ball, bless her, and I was forced to make…

Dear Elle Decor

Thank you for inspiring me on a monthly basis and for the visual feast you provide. But please, pretty please, improve your online subscription facility. It’s 2010, a couple of weeks before Christmas and you offer no online ordering facility. Now, I know the silly season is upon us, but this is just plain silly….

Forever Frustrating

Forever New has recently opened its doors on South African shores and I, like many, am elated. The clothing is beautiful, feminine and reasonably priced and it’s great to have an alternative to Country Road and the rest. I had a little spendgasm at the new Rosebank branch a couple weeks back and after much…

C is for Clowns

Cell C continue to show us their true colours: red, yellow, gold and all things circus. The cellular service provider has been ordered by the ASA to remove its latest campaign featuring the 4Gs symbol which has proved to be misleading and utter bollocks. CEO Lars Reichelt is now back-peddling and claiming that the use…

People of WalMart

With all this crazy talk of American retail giant WalMart threatening to buy South Africa’s MassMart (which runs Game, Dion, Makro and Builder’s Warehouse, among other chains) for a whopping R32 billion, I thought I’d share this little gem with y’all. PEOPLE OF WALMART is a website comprising photos, videos and stories from within the…

McMulti-Billion Dollar Refurbishment

  Sies Whilst lounging pool-side with The Restaurateur (did you know restaurateur does notThe Hot Scientist yesterday at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa, sippin’ on a strawberry daiq and generally perusing the interweb, I stumbled upon an interesting McNugget of information detailing the McDonald’s 2011 global refurbishment and expansion plan. The world’s largest chain…

Lambshank Redemption?

Fresh from the bag I can’t seem to escape the term sous-vide at the moment and I have to admit, I’m a little disturbed. Sous-vide means ‘under vacuum’ and this term is used to define a cooking method that extends the shelf-life of food by cooking it for a long period of time (sometimes longer…