Monday, 8 August 2011

Selling snow to Eskimos

One of my favourite programs at the moment is MAD MEN, which is about the birth of the modern advertising industry….The naivety of the early sixties is captured superbly - OK I may grind my teeth and emit a sort of low growling from the back of my throat (I may have been hanging around with the cats for too long) at the amount of smoking that goes on but until they produce Smell-o-Vision and Experiama  (where smoke, water, fire bullets etc emerge from the TV screen* )  I can accept it is there for the authenticity of the period (not like a certain recent Shakespeare play….cough, splutter, general weezing and rubbing of smoke sensitised eyes). 

The sexism in MAD MEN is startling and would be funny, only you know it took place but  it was probably much, much worse, ditto the racism….. To me MAD MEN highlights the point in history where consumers went from dictating what they want, to, within a very short time scale, becoming sheep, being driven to the market and told  what they should purchase.

* Just think about the extras TV manufacturers could sell us – bullet and fire proof vests, waterproof TVs, big chain fencing in case you are watching a wild life program or a motor race when a wheel comes off potentially devastating your living room and landing on one of the cats…

The big sell at the moment is 3D TV – It’s like the electronic industry has gone out and spent large sums developing a half baked idea. This is the 3rd or 4th attempt at launching 3D, and they are determined that the consumer will foot the bill.  The difference this time around is that they are not just selling it at the cinema but trying to get them into every single house and have spent so much marketing the idea that they can’t afford to stop. The public should call their bluff because in poker terms they are only holding a high card or possibly a low pair….

I blame the success of Hi-Def  and Blu-Ray, which it turns out was just a way of flogging us  more expensive films (possibly for the third time if you had already purchased the video and DVD versions) with only a slight improvement in quality – not like the leap from Video to DVD (even Mrs B managed to notice that one and she’s a genuine technophobe…. ).  They sold Hi-Def on the huge capacity of the discs but failed to mention that you would only get around the same amount of program time because the Hi-Def takes up so much space.  They also conveniently forgot to mention the eternity it takes for the discs to load….So, spurred on by this success, they wheel out the perennial loser that is 3D TV (Gosh a 4th opportunity to sell the same film but this time with added wafty bits …)

I’m not sure I know anyone who actually wants 3D TV – Is there anything worse than  sitting in your living room with a great big pair of glasses (£100 a pair) that make you look like Mr Magoo, in order to see half heated attempts at getting things to waft vaguely towards you?  Mrs B is one of those people who actually feels nauseous whenever she watches a 3D movie. For pity’s sake don’t tell the advertising industry, otherwise it won’t be long before they re-brand 3D as Sick-o-vision, created especially for watching hospital dramas and plague movies.

The electronic industry are not the only guilty ones in their lust to sell us their second- rate products, will the modern advertiser stop at nothing?

First we had 24 hour underarm deodorant – which has recently become 48 hour.  Like you would want to stand near someone  who doesn’t wash for 2 days……….. No hang on I have just heard Right Guard has developed a 72 hour deodorant.  That’s an eye watering 3 days without soap and water…. Bring it on, how did I ever cope with all that inconvenient washing everyday (Mrs B’s going to be in for a treat….)?

After years of telling us that we spend too much time in the sun and selling us products to protect us from the harmful effects of those evil rays….the latest thing is that we are  now over protecting ourselves so much that we are not getting enough Vitamin D from the sun and will end up with rickets, which is really bad news when you are looking for a Goalkeeper as it will be straight through their legs every time.  Expect sales of Vitamin D and un-protective Sun Cream to go through the roof…

Offers that are too bad to be true - Money adverts offering quick loans with APR of 1734%. I’m sorry but isn’t that loan sharking?  Big smiling people with wads of cash to spend on the crap that other companies are flogging them. They don’t show the after shots, a couple of months later when that £100 loan is now a wapping great big  £500 and you can’t afford to pay it back so they come around and remove your teeth and break both legs as a reminder that they might get a bit  nasty if you don’t pay it back… 

Then there is Ad speak, which is just jargon used by the advertising industry designed to confuse us and their attempt to fool us into buying more of the same old rubbish -

Nothing lasts longer, acts faster etc, etc - i.e. save your money you are better off with nothing

New Improved - Our sales were falling so we changed the name

Limited edition – We made some trial flavours and they are really horrible…..

Ultimate - Some of our  ingredients have been put on the international banned substances list and so we had to change them before the law suits start to proliferate….

My personal favourite is “New”. I’m a sucker for anything “New” even if it is just the packaging – for example I’m in the Marmite hate camp and would not touch the evil stuff with your tongue but………change the packaging and add “New” to the brand and I might just purchase a jar – OK, I won’t actually get passed the “opening the jar” stage, before I throw up but the bastards will have got my money and be out celebrating another hollow victory, because they won’t catch me out again….well not until  they brand it “New Improved limited edition ultimate Marmite”….   
   
Even Ad speak is not immune and has taken the ultimate step and disappeared up its own anal tract with new improved i.e made up words…

Oscillococcinum. = 15% Lactose and 85% Sucrose = basically Sugar

bifidus digestivum, - made up marketing term for gut bacteria

Bifidus Actiregularis - New improved form of bifidus digestivum after it was ridiculed by the general public

Triclene – Made up term used by toothpaste companies – probably because it sounds like it cleans three times more effectively than monoclene

Paracetamoxyfrusybendroneomycin - Developed by a  pharmaceutical company in response to customer grumbles that there were "simply too many drugs" out there. The Marketing department awoke to the possibilities of producing a multi-purpose drug - One of the senior executives was quoted as saying: “We are exploring the possibilities of a new 'Wonder Drug', something to replace the current 20,000 or so different drugs on offer. We thought: 'What could we produce to give all you customers break?'”  How about something that was pronounceable outside of the Welsh language and that does not contain quite so much bison?  The primary source of Paracetamoxyfrusebendroneomycin is the cerebella cortex of a bison.

Safsprin - A placebo. Sold in third-world countries with the slogan "Healthy Babies Need Safsprin If They're Not Going to Die.", That’s a bit like saying “Healthy minded people need the BlackLOG if they want to be able to think.”  

Don’t worry, for those of you anxious that you are not getting enough opportunity to get ripped off for anti-ageing products you can always get suckered in by these beauties :- 

'a breakthrough phyto-complex that combines a power dose of boswellia serrata extract and manganese, which help reduce the appearance of lines caused by facial micro-contractions'

or

‘anti ageing reducing serum technology"

and

‘...Skin-Colourisation-Reduction-Over-Time-Undulating-Methodology’

Even better you can have them all with our 3 for 2 offer at just 1734%  over 10 years

The most insulting thing of all,  people actually get paid real money for coming up with this twaddle…
I would not be surprised if they have a marketing term for it, such as -

Pulluswoolusoverpublicoseyeus
Show me the sunny
Monitoring our way to a fortune (or not) with our Solar Panels

KW Produced so far –  2318

KW generated in the last week – 87

This has earned us approximately – £1158

Record of the week
Lying is the most fun a girl can have without taking their clothes off  by Panic! at the disco – But I strongly suspect if there were sales in it those media clothes would  be swimming around the floor**  before you can  say  Paracetamoxyfrusybendroneomycin

** or more likely making their way to the nearest washing machine because not even clothes can resist the new improved power of cleanusbolloxus which now includes phone connection, proven slimming ability and 9 out of 10 cats who claimed it was the tastiest washing powder ever….

Paracetamoxyfrusebendroneomycin – You’ve had the ice-cream, the biscuit and the T-shirt, it’s now time for the musical….

Friday Follower
A big thanks to A Daft Scots Lass for featuring me on her Friday Follower section - Click on the button below to see the feature. Then go and check out the rest of her blog, she covers some facinating subject and shoes...Personaly not sure about the shoes but if it is your thing  this might just be a blog for you...



Watch of the week
The regular section in support of Joe (Stunt Cock) and his growing watch business Xupes

Xupes has been trading for over 2 years and  Joe has recently developed some great contacts in the trade which enables him to pick up surplus stock and sell them at great prices. Mrs B is a regular purchaser from his jewellery section, going self service once she finally realised that her husband is not the jewellery buying type… 

Montblanc Sport Chronograph SS

Xupes price £1,095.00
RRP£2,085.00
Saving£990.00
This watch is from Montblanc's current range which continues to be sold in Boutiques worldwide and can be viewed on their website. The watch features an automatic movement. This is the mens 41.5mm size. This is the most desirable configuration with black and silver dial. The strap shows slight signs of use.

Photo Finish
It’s good to have wood
Or is it? sometimes you can have too much of a good thing - Please note this is not a sexual reference and I have the pictures to prove it...


Had some wood delivered this weekend. With the joy of rain
forcasted I had a limited time to get it put away.
McG took an interest incase it was edible .....
My carefully prepared wood store got a bit overwhelmed.
So while I found some room in the garage ....
McG got all sulky and refused to help due to his overwhelming
disappointment that the wood did not turn out to be that edible ...
While I had to find some more space....
McG made himself useful
 "Sod moving the wood,  I want my dinner"

which had to wait while I found even more space....
Ok, I may have over ordered a bit,
please don't tell Mrs B....

P.S. If anyone needs any witches burning
I may have some spare capacity at the moment

P.P.S No time wasters,  it has to be real witches, ones that
float, not incontinent relatives that you just want to get rid of….
Next week features Good Charlotte and The Mega Mini Beast gets put in detention...

50 comments:

  1. Fabulous post and I totally agree with all you say about the advertising industry nd the fact they treat consumers like morons. (well I guess there must be plenty who are though for the adverising to be so effective)

    Your cat is adorable. So very cute.
    And that is a whole lot of wood. Wow. Guess it wont be long before it wil be geting cold there again.

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  2. it's funny that, thanks to global warming, the eskimoes enviroment is all fucked up, and they will actually be wanting to buy snow! :P

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  3. I have zero desire to own a 3D tv.

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  4. Mynx said...
    Fabulous post and I totally agree with all you say about the advertising industry and the fact they treat consumers like morons. (well I guess there must be plenty who are though for the advertising to be so effective)
    In the end I guess we get what we deserve….except perhaps those families in the third world….

    Your cat is adorable. So very cute.
    He is unless it’s 4am and he decides since he’s up the rest of the household should be up, then when I’m up (Mrs B is immune from his waking charms) he goes back to sleep…

    And that is a whole lot of wood. Wow. Guess it won’t be long before it will be getting cold there again.
    To be frank we could do with a harsh winter, I need the space back

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  5. Diego Sousa said...
    it's funny that, thanks to global warming, the eskimoes enviroment is all fucked up, and they will actually be wanting to buy snow! :P
    Good insight, so that’s why we have global warning, the damn marketing people have turned off the air conditioning just so they can flog snow to the poor Eskimos…

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  6. Oilfield Trash said...
    I have zero desire to own a 3D tv.
    What about some placebo drugs and a ridiculously overpriced loan?

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  7. Cute cat. I'm also not at all interested in a 3d TV, or placebo drugs or an overpriced loan for that matter haha.

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  8. It's funny you should comment on my blog, because as I read your just now, I see that you mentioned Mad Men. I am currently in the process of watching all of the episodes and catching myself up to the present season of the show. Literally, for the past week I have done nothing but watch episodes of it on my Netflix account. It's a wonderful show, although I do get very angry at the way the women and minorities are treated. I do realize, however, that it is historically accurate and what they are depicting was, and still is, very real.

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  9. You gods that made me man, and sway in love.

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  10. It's crazy, but I find myself sometimes watching a commercial and thinking "Wow, I really want that" even though I know I don't need it or would ever use it. Advertisers really know how to tap into our psychology, it's a little scary!

    McG is so cute!

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  11. Love how Mad Men almost plays out like a documentary. Definitely not one to watch if you're trying to quit smoking.

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  12. Rob said...
    Cute cat. I'm also not at all interested in a 3d TV, or placebo drugs or an overpriced loan for that matter haha.
    Not even if they are new improved ultimate placebo drugs….See you are tempted now…

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  13. Tara said...
    It's funny you should comment on my blog, because as I read your just now, I see that you mentioned Mad Men. I am currently in the process of watching all of the episodes and catching myself up to the present season of the show. Literally, for the past week I have done nothing but watch episodes of it on my Netflix account. It's a wonderful show, although I do get very angry at the way the women and minorities are treated. I do realize, however, that it is historically accurate and what they are depicting was, and still is, very real.
    It’s that gritty realism, even if it is difficult to stomach at times, which is what makes MAD MEN such a good show. We should never hide from history because it is painful otherwise we end up constantly repeating the mistakes of the past.

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  14. the Tsaritsa said...
    It's crazy, but I find myself sometimes watching a commercial and thinking "Wow, I really want that" even though I know I don't need it or would ever use it. Advertisers really know how to tap into our psychology, it's a little scary!
    They know how to push our buttons, you kind of have to fight that overwhelming feeling to buy the stuff you don’t need or really want..

    McG is so cute!
    He’s not bad for a crap cat – a bit fat, very lazy, greedy and demanding but a wonderful pet and we would not change anything about him.

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  15. Sub-Radar-Mike said...
    Love how Mad Men almost plays out like a documentary. Definitely not one to watch if you're trying to quit smoking.
    Not good if you are wanting to give up womanising either….

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  16. Why in god's name would anyone need 72-hour deoderant. Is it too much of an inconvenience to shower more than every three days?

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  17. A Beer for the Shower said...
    Why in god's name would anyone need 72-hour deoderant. Is it too much of an inconvenience to shower more than every three days?
    The answer probably lies with our constant lust to be retro, so we are probably working towards an 8760-hour deodorant – after all Elizabeth 1st only washed once a year…

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  18. I'll pay for 3-D in the theaters but I dont' know that at this point I could be swindled into paying for it at home. LOVE the wood pictures, so cool and the cat ones are just plain amazing- love cats.

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  19. Wow. This is the longest post I have seen in my blogging days. I actually scrolled a couple of times up and down to see if I missed the ending of the post and the star of a new one. But I didn't. :D
    Following, mate. :)

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  20. Miss Caitlin S. said...
    I'll pay for 3-D in the theaters but I dont' know that at this point I could be swindled into paying for it at home.
    I believe the 3D TV market is imploding in the US, so fingers crossed it will limp off back into the home for retarded electronic devices along with Phillips Laser disc, eight track and Betamax
    LOVE the wood pictures, so cool and the cat ones are just plain amazing- love cats.
    Less of a work of art and more of a placement of necessity, if I had ordered the biggest load, Mrs B would have made sure I was sleeping like a log…Yeah McG can manage to look cute…. he does this sitting up stretch with is tongue lolling out and if I ever manage to capture that I could probably retire on the proceeds

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  21. my day in a sentence said...
    Wow. This is the longest post I have seen in my blogging days. I actually scrolled a couple of times up and down to see if I missed the ending of the post and the star of a new one. But I didn't. :D
    Following, mate. :)

    Yeeeaaaah, sorry about that, welcome to the long winded world of BlackLOG, which as you can see was certainly not built on a twitter platform.

    I believe this is not one of my longest post by a long chalk, I’m certainly delighted that someone who writes a much more snappy style of blog is actually interested in such a lumbering dinosaurs as this…

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  22. Haven't been here before, but I'm here now...

    No need for 3-D HD or blue ray when you have enough outside to do to keep you busy. When the tele is off- you miss all of the amazing commercials to buy now, upgrade and pay interest rates out the wazoo for things you really don't need or even want. Without all the extra crap cluttering up the place- you should have plenty of room for the wood. Problem solved!

    Glad I could be of help BlackLOG and thanks for stopping by Pixieland! Add me as a follower

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  23. One Bad Pixie said...
    Haven't been here before, but I'm here now...
    So I see and I’m glad you made the trip

    No need for 3-D HD or blue ray when you have enough outside to do to keep you busy. When the tele is off- you miss all of the amazing commercials to buy now, upgrade and pay interest rates out the wazoo for things you really don't need or even want. Without all the extra crap cluttering up the place- you should have plenty of room for the wood. Problem solved!
    Now that I’ve stacked the wood, in all its HD 3D glory, I could do with a couple of hours relaxed in front of a flat screen 2D TV, only there appears to be a pile of logs in the way…Doh!

    Glad I could be of help BlackLOG and thanks for stopping by Pixieland! Add me as a follower
    Slowly getting closer to the magic 100, thank you

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  24. Never underestimate the thrill of getting good wood.
    At least that Pinocchio said.

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  25. Oh, your picture at the top of your blog reminds me of an old joke.
    Guy comes back after visiting a car lot. He sees his friend and tells him, "Hey, I've bought a new car."
    His friend: "Did you get a Falcon?"
    "Naw, I got a good deal."
    BA DUM BUM
    If you didn't like it, it's not my joke.
    If you did, well, of COURSE it's mine.

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  26. I really need to start watching Mad Men. I'm so bad at keeping up with/starting television series. I love your take on the ad industry...It's almost scary to buy something, because within 2 days, it will probably be NEW and IMPROVED. I do have to say that I purchased some long-lasting deodorant for my backpacking excursion. I still reapplied it a lot, and I'm pretty sure I just smelled like sweaty deodorant, which is probably worse than just sweaty. Plus, my brother told me I was probably going to attract bears.

    Also, I'm with Mrs. B, 3D stuff makes me sick.

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  27. Al Penwasser said...
    Never underestimate the thrill of getting good wood.
    At least that Pinocchio said.

    While there is good wood , having wood for over 2 years might become a problem

    Oh, your picture at the top of your blog reminds me of an old joke.
    Guy comes back after visiting a car lot. He sees his friend and tells him, "Hey, I've bought a new car."
    His friend: "Did you get a Falcon?"
    "Naw, I got a good deal."
    BA DUM BUM
    If you didn't like it, it's not my joke.
    If you did, well, of COURSE it's mine.

    Would it be considered churlish to say that it is a Red Kite not a Falcon

    Guy comes back after visiting a car lot. He sees his friend and tells him, "Hey, I've bought a new car."
    His friend: "Did you get a Red Kite?"
    "Naw, I got a good deal."

    Ok yours works marginally better…

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  28. Brooke said...
    I really need to start watching Mad Men. I'm so bad at keeping up with/starting television series
    You certainly do and don’t forget about Dexter, Californication while you are there. You probably need to get a recorder box with a huge capacity and series link (my preferred option) or stop getting out so much….

    . I love your take on the ad industry...It's almost scary to buy something, because within 2 days, it will probably be NEW and IMPROVED. I do have to say that I purchased some long-lasting deodorant for my backpacking excursion. I still reapplied it a lot, and I'm pretty sure I just smelled like sweaty deodorant, which is probably worse than just sweaty
    I wonder if armpits works like washing your hair, after 10 years of not washing they start to clean themselves. I can see one downside already, no one will get near enough to you to confirm if it is working or not….

    . Plus, my brother told me I was probably going to attract bears.
    72 hour bear attracting deodorant….did you say where you can get that?

    Also, I'm with Mrs. B, 3D stuff makes me sick.
    Shuuush, not so loud, if the number of people claiming nauseous while watching 3D TV reached double figures Sick-o-vision will be launched on us….

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  29. Your blog is a fun mix of lots of great stuff. I really appreciate your comment on my blog about *bleepin bleep* bosses. I'm so done with them.
    On a happier note, I'm a new follower!
    xoRobyn

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  30. I will skip buying the TV and get the watch instead.
    Thank you for your advice.
    Sx

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  31. Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...
    Your blog is a fun mix of lots of great stuff.
    Is that the nice way of saying unfocused and all over the shop?

    I really appreciate your comment on my blog about *bleepin bleep* bosses. I'm so done with them.
    Yeah, but have they finished with you?

    On a happier note, I'm a new follower!
    xoRobyn

    What a nice way to end

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  32. Word Verification Code said...
    :-)
    I’ll take it that you enjoyed your visit, either that or you’ve found some good drugs…

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  33. Scarlet Blue said...
    I will skip buying the TV and get the watch instead.
    Thank you for your advice.
    Sx

    Do you want that wrapped to go?

    Now was that your fault or mine that I’ve had a visit from “Word Verification Code” ?

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  34. Scarlet Blue said...
    Yours ;-)
    Sx

    Oh damn…

    You could have posted a warning….

    Is there a cure?

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  35. Too late now, you have incurred his wrath...
    Sx

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  36. Oh great the wrath of the Word Verification Code

    My horoscope did warn me to avoid the letters WVC and not to hang around with shades of red mixed with Azure

    Just as well I don’t read it…

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  37. “Healthy minded people need the BlackLOG if they want to be able to think.”
    Of course! Of course we do! ;)
    Love the shot of the hawk? at the top of your page. Nice.

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  38. "Paracetamoxyfrusybendroneomycin" - What the fuck am I reading? Is that even a word? I mean, usually I can half-ass medical terminology... but this is way beyond my knowledge. Dear Raptor Jesus, my brain hurts!

    Also, I agree on the 3D TV - absolute rubbish. Now, the jump from DVD to Blu-Ray is worth it in my opinion, the quality is remarkable. But from Blu-Ray to 3D Blu-Ray? I'm holding out on the added depth dimension to television/movies until they finally make Jetsons-style holographic television. Give me an affordable Holo-TV and I'll sell semen until I become sterile for one of those. And I'll sell blood until I have to become a vampire to support my Holo-Disc movie habit.

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  39. Die Vogel Bild

    Das ist ein Ausgezeitchnet Bild!

    Paul & Penny

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  40. So many are talking about Mad Men and I haven't seen even a single episode or even a single minute of an episode... Maybe I should give it a try lol

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  41. Dawn @Lighten Up! said...
    “Healthy minded people need the BlackLOG if they want to be able to think.”
    Of course! Of course we do! ;)

    I hope so, since I don’t think when I throw it together it would be nice to think that people reading would make up for it…

    Love the shot of the hawk? at the top of your page. Nice.
    Probably my best shot so far this year…

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  42. Teh Evil Penguin said...
    "Paracetamoxyfrusybendroneomycin" - What the fuck am I reading? Is that even a word? I mean, usually I can half-ass medical terminology... but this is way beyond my knowledge. Dear Raptor Jesus, my brain hurts!
    It is actually a word, even if the pharmaceutical world made it up….

    Also, I agree on the 3D TV - absolute rubbish. Now, the jump from DVD to Blu-Ray is worth it in my opinion, the quality is remarkable. But from Blu-Ray to 3D Blu-Ray? I'm holding out on the added depth dimension to television/movies until they finally make Jetsons-style holographic television. Give me an affordable Holo-TV and I'll sell semen until I become sterile for one of those. And I'll sell blood until I have to become a vampire to support my Holo-Disc movie habit.
    I saw a picture in a book when I was a kid, which showed a family watching a projected holograph picture into the middle of the room – it has stuck in my mind ever since and I will not be truly satisfied until I own one….

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  43. Paul & Penny said...
    Die Vogel Bild

    Das ist ein Ausgezeitchnet Bild!

    You are most kind – I would have translated this back into German but Babelfish couldn’t cope….

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  44. Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...
    So many are talking about Mad Men and I haven't seen even a single episode or even a single minute of an episode... Maybe I should give it a try lol
    I highly recommend it along with Dexter and Californication the best shows around at the moment…sadly from an English point of view they are all American

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  45. Dexter is my all time favorite show! It's actually the only one I watch and most probably it will stay the only one lol I tried to start watching other shows, but s slight delay in them bringing a new season and I'm no longer interested! With Dexter, it's all bee different - I passionately wait for each new one and it's the only show I've seen every episode of. I'm wondering if it tells anything about me and my 'dark' personality? haha

    And wow, 3,768 hits is A LOT! And indeed it's funny what people search for on the web... :)

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  46. Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...
    Dexter is my all time favorite show! It's actually the only one I watch and most probably it will stay the only one lol I tried to start watching other shows, but s slight delay in them bringing a new season and I'm no longer interested! With Dexter, it's all bee different - I passionately wait for each new one and it's the only show I've seen every episode of. I'm wondering if it tells anything about me and my 'dark' personality? Haha
    Dexter is such a genius idea – we find ourselves glued to each episode, willing a mass murder to not get caught….How can that be….
    Like I said though Californication is worth a watch, only you swap the mass murder for sex addiction and hope this horrible guy, Hank Moody, gets away with being a sex cheater and if you want to find yourself supporting a drug producer then head over to “Breaking Bad….” – All these programs have one thing in common they tap into the idea that bad people are more fun and deep down are really decent people – but let’s get real for a moment , would you let Dexter baby sit your Hamster…No way, you would be constantly worried that Dexter had discovered that “Wee, Wee, Poo, Poo, Nipper” had been a bad hamster always wetting himself, shitting himself and biting people…You evening would be ruined by the constant fear that on your return his little cage would be wrapped in plastic with little pictures of all the people he has defecated on and bit and no sign of his little furry body….


    And wow, 3,768 hits is A LOT! And indeed it's funny what people search for on the web... :)
    It’s not like it shows me in a half decent light – almost 4,000 people have seen me at probably my worst…just as well I enjoyed the evening

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  47. A Daft Scots Lass said...
    Love the eagle pic.
    Is that the one hiding behind the red Kite?

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