Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Cereal entrepreneurs

These guys on Dragons' Den need to either change the name of their high fibre breakfast product from Spoon, sack their photographer, or else keep a very wary eye on the design aspects of their packaging and advertising campaigns.


Or the market may well fall out of their bottoms.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Why don't you... ?

Here's one from Dennis A which he found in a recent copy of the Yorkshire Evening Post.


Hey, YEP, WDY find a new Sub-Editor?

And, while you're at it, how about a more appropriate Photographer than The Man With Two Names?

Friday, 25 July 2014

We need to talk

This University of California graduate had some explaining to do when his wife noticed on his degree certificate that he had majored not, as she thought, in Communications but in Cummunications.

And Mass Cummunications at that.


It proves that he must have made an effort though while he was at college.

Because, according to the Urban Dictionary, cummunication is a form of wordless communication, mostly involving grunting (for men) or moaning (for women) to let the person of the opposite sex know how pleased you are with their hard work.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Eye test

Thanks to Elf Odin (@ElfOdin) for this poster which he spotted at Wilmot Mountain Flea Market in Wisconsin.


It really makes my skin crawl and I can hardly bring myself to look at it.

Maybe through a pair of those 'Premium' $3.33 Readers it would look OK.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Predictive text

I ordered some stationery from Ideal Envelopes the other day and received this message from DPD, the delivery service that Ideal uses.


I have to say that the Predict online tracking system is nothing short of excellent. You can follow your DPD delivery van on its route and the web page shows you on a map exactly where your parcel is in the delivery queue.

So Predict's ability to provide an accurate delivery time is brilliant.

But Predict's ability to provide a meaningful email header?

Far from Ideal.

Friday, 18 July 2014

XXX-rated video hire

If you've never heard of kerning, or you don't really know what it is and couldn't care less about it, this video shop sign in Hudson, Florida may help emphasise its importance.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Nick R's in a twist

Looks like the BBC's Political Editor, Nick Robinson, became rather over excited at the prospect of more women joining the Cabinet yesterday.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Loch Mess

Those of you who are planning to visit Scotland should steer clear of using Google Maps as a guide. Especially if you're hoping to spot the Loch Ness Monster.

As its name suggests, Nessie's home is Loch Ness. You can see it clearly marked on Google Maps lying to the South West of Inverness.


On the same map, however, you'll also see, to the North East of Inverness, a stretch of water known - only to Google - as Scotland Loch Ness Lake. To everyone else of sane mind, that is actually the Moray Firth.


No wonder it's been difficult to find Nessie.

Clearly we've been looking in the wrong place all this time.

Friday, 11 July 2014

No-Kids Club

Greg L has discovered a way to avoid the ever-increasing costs of bringing up children.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Gone west

I have no hard evidence to hand but I think it's probably true to say that most t-shirts these days originate in Asia.

So how come... this?


Maybe someone's just China be funny.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Friday, 4 July 2014

Dirty money

The marketing guys at York City Football Club showed on Wednesday afternoon that they have a novel way of attracting sponsors.


I think I'll go for No 2.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Out of the weigh

I wonder how many members succumb to the pressure.


Guess we'll just have to weight and see.

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