Thursday, June 26, 2008

Whats in a name?


As much as I detest the narrow minded and lowest common denominator view that the other newspaper in Melbourne - 'The Herald Sun' - offers, putting aside the usual sensational "footy shock - gangland related -petrol price- interest rate hike - oz battler being pushed over the edge " headlines that it usually spruces to it's audience, occasionally there are interesting little tit bits of information worthy a read - and good to kill a lunch break with (especially when someone has taken the 'The Age' for the green guide or epicure sections or has already done the Sudoku).

One of these was in yesterdays paper (25.06.08) in the cunningly named 'in Black & White' section (god you can imagine the pitch meeting for that title) which was about names - a dear 72 year old Mr Ed Bourke (you can imagine him on the verandah discussing the state of the country and how best to grow cabbages in the Melbourne Spring) has compiled a list of actual names that match their chosen occupation (and yes I am not making any of these up) and sent them to the wrong newspaper for publishing...

for example -

Water Ecologist - Mr Grant Hose

Melbourne Zoo CEO - Mr John Gibbon.

Minister for Finance - Mr John Lenders.

Housing Indutsry Spokeman - Mr Simon Tennent.

Rommel's aide during retreat from Tobruk in WW2 - Von Schlippenbach.

In true Herald Sun style they hinted at the list was four pages long and only published 5 names - which means that they didn't really care for Mr Ed Bourkes list - or the list wasn't really that good. Please leave any names you have read in the comments that are just as quirky as those that Mr Ed Bourke has found over the years...usually the real ones are better than ones you can make up yourself.
b

Friday, June 20, 2008

You Tube: Coke is it

Coke ads have always been a sign of the times...But the Electric Pandas singing a Coke ad in pub scene of the early 80's? We used to sing in school 'Coke is Shit'..a bit like the pandas really

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Spunk Alert: Tiago Botega

Well after a long break from posting Spunk Alerts ( god forbid - no I had not run out of attractive men - more so laziness dear reader/voyeur to this catergory) - I found this hottie - and all I know about him is that his name is Tiago Botega, I'm assuming he's some sort of a model, he is 23 years old and comes from Garibaldi, Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil (why of course he does).Not that I think you really needs to know much more.However if you know more about this piece of hotness (interests, occupation, telephone number so I can stalk etc) please please let me know...

Saturday, June 07, 2008

You Tube: Adorn Hair Spray 1960's TV Commercial

Bless Andy finding this- He will now have a busy weekend with COL-LOS-SAL clips - let alone the Upsie Daisy and Bikini Brush ( follow up ads) by ADORN - why can't we advertise more stuff like this...

Sunday, June 01, 2008