July 2024


I’m an idiot who answers unsolicited emails… FML

Liberty Income Taxes – for Canada

Every so often I check through my spam folder and am amazed at the offers for Viagra, free credit reports, and breast enhancement surgery, or whatever is lurking in that folder. Unless I spy a legitimate email hidden in the folder, I quickly hit the delete all button […]

I’m skating across the pond today…

This morning I’m flying across the pond, so I’m going to leave you with these photos of the steps going up from the U6 at Stadtmitte.

It’s been awhile since I realized what the steps were advertising, and then it took me a long time to remember to take a photo when I had my […]

Warning from my gym’s dominatrix!

Yes, I will realize my good New Year’s resolutions.

Or, and this is my interpretation, the dominatrix will use her whip on me.

Marlboro marketers must not know what “>” means…

As most of you know, I’m not a huge fan of smoking for a myriad of reasons, but I have to confess that the geniuses behind Marlboro cigarette advertising campaign have caught my attention.

In fact, by some measure, their campaign must be a success because I’ve had several conversations about it.

The first wave […]

Some Random Thoughts About Cheltenham

The last time I was in Cheltenham was, I believe, December 2008 – and it was a dismal time. Businesses were going out of business and High Street was depressing. From my perspective, at the time, Britain seemed less outrageously expensive than normal and I ended up buying a lot of stuff.

This time British […]

I’m moving to Sweden. Not really, but it’s a cool country!

The one spoken line is “Cool car, hey?”

via SCandy

Sure Randy drinks the *local* Thüringen Waldquell water, but…

After a couple weeks of not remembering when I had my camera with me, I finally had my camera with me when I took a good look at the billboard below:

This is a billboard for water that comes from my (current) home state of Thüringen:

Who has the best climate protection […]

Not Gonna Buy It

Queer McDonald’s Ad

via Queerty

Strange Branding Decision: Auf Weidersehen T-Mobile in Germany

I’ll readily admit that I’m not a branding expert, but it seems to me that if you’ve got a global brand that works in multiple countries, you don’t mess with it. McDonald’s is McDonald’s in every country it operates in; Coca-Cola stays Coca-Cola in the deep South and in deepest Africa; and British Airways doesn’t […]