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mardi, avril 22, 2008

 Which Bones character are you?

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mardi, avril 15, 2008

 Country MTV 2008

The Country Music Television awards just called it, and I'm happy to say that Alison Krauss and Robert Plant got some nods her way - whole load of simple but awesome swinging bluegrass here.

I'm also happy to report that I called it first - Taylor Swift (completely hot blonde) won best video of the year for "Our Song". It's a great song - completely happy-happy and so teenage wholesome goodness that it should make you vomit... but it really doesn't.

Video collaboration of the year went to the unlikely pairing between Jon Bon Jovi and LeAnn Rimes (looking very much older than when Piper was dancing on the bartops at Coyote Ugly - actually, she looks strangely like Diane Lane in the MTV), for Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore.

Group Video went to the completely overlooked Rascal Flatts - who usually rock, but to be honest, the MTV wasn't too impressive. There was no plot, no story to the MTV - a helicopter breaking up a beach party (which looked more like an alien abduction party, to be honest with you), this guy gets into a car with a pretty girl he was eyeing, and they drive off into the country, park by a pictureque lake or tree, and go walking hand-in-hand. Oh, and the sun comes up, and we see that the "party" is actually at the edge of a cliff. The couple kisses (with so many close-ups of her flat stomach it would give anyone the strong urge to become anorexic) and then the sound of helicopters again, and then - we're back to the point of time where the girl picks the guy up at the party? Whaaaaaa...?

And the song was rather meh as well. Guess you can't win them all.

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 What song is this?

I am sad for the many, many people who will not know the happiness of Vanilla Ice.

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 It's back, and hot as ever!

3x10 - Man in the Mud. Murder-lite, relationship heavy. I'm glad to see John Francis Daly get more screen time - all the more props to him because he was part of the Freaks and Geeks crew (always a massive plus).

I'm also wondering (amid figuring out what George Clooney's appeal actually is) what it is about FBI agents on screen that makes them so hot? See Keanu's Jack Traven (Speed), Fox Mulder, and now, of course, Seeley Booth (stupid names seem to rule the latter two characters.) I'm sure FBI agents aren't as hot in real life. But hey, even if you want to just compare on-screen representations of the Bureau vs some other investigative team like, say the CIA, the Agency just doesn't come off as well - look at the mess that Alias descended into. In the end, Michael Vaughn wasn't even named Vaughn (instead, he had some poncy French name, Andre.)

Okay, moving away from the rant. Recap - Bones is back, and now I have three cute guys to entertain me on one show. Talk about a one-stop entertainment centre. Gripe - why is the girl always doing the dirty work with the autopsies or the digging or the icky stuff? I appreciate letting the guy stay clean and looking like he smells nice, but it would also be nice to see some muscle. Anytime next week would be nice.

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lundi, avril 14, 2008

 Clever advertising (courtesy of MT)

Stickers were placed in selected car park locations and car workshops where M-Tech Plasma HID lights are sold in Malaysia It delivers the message that these headlights are 300% brighter than regular headlights. The burn-effect sticker from the headlights really leaves an impression.

A creative idea by The Fitness Company, 'dumbbells' were placed at various subways in New York City , which create an illusion that the person holding the safety bar is doing weights.

A giant mirror was built that allowed passers-by to stop and look at themselves wearing Individual clothes at a shopping mall in Tokyo, Japan.

Advertisements for a job-recruiting company in Berlin , Germany depict people working in vending machines and ATMs. It delivers the message, 'Life is too short for the wrong job'.

An ambient exercise to promote Eatalica burgers. A 'Caution - Wet Floor' board was placed near an Eatalica burger signboard. The copy on the board reads, 'Oogling at the burger may involuntarily cause drooling, which may in turn lead to a wet floor. Issued for your safety by the management of Eatalica Restaurant'. (Eatalica is an American-Italian food joint in Chennai, India.)

A creative ad by Mini Cooper placed at the Zurich , Switzerland train station, shows people climbing into or out of the car, when they are actually entering or exiting stairs.

A very cost-effective advertisement in Hong Kong for a yoga school showcases the prowess of a yoga practitioner on the flexible stems of drinking straws. Enquiries and enrolment went after up this promotional stunt.

Life-size stickers of people were stuck on automatic sliding doors at a mall in Mumbai , India . When someone approaches, the doors move apart and it feels like the people on the door are moving away. The person entering finds the message, 'People move away when you have body odour'.

Cool advertisement found in Malaysia: a sticker was placed on the high voltage box depicting that powerful Duracell batteries were used.

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jeudi, avril 03, 2008

 Beijing 2010: The Games Politico

While the spirit of the games might be sportsmanship, the Beijing 2008 games looks set to be one of the most politically-charged events in the event's history.

Even before bidding started, rumours of China's possible participation already stirred much controversy, which only escalated once the the country won the bid to host the Olympic Games this year. Today, with China's heavy-handed reactions towards Tibet, and its support of Sudan, many playmakers are lobbying their heads of states to avoid attending the games' opening ceremony.

This is going to play out over the next couple of days, without a resolution till the last minute. While I guess at who's coming and who's not, it's such a pity that the games can't be just that - games. It's bad enough with the dope-testing and the unsportsman-like behaviour from the athletes themselves, but having this as yet another political minefield is the double-glazing on the curry-puff: too much effort for something that doesn't really amount to much, in the grander scale of things.

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