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News, but not the serious kind
Let’s face it, the human skeleton is a sexy thing. You take a bunch of bare bones, add a bikini, and you’ve got the makings of a beauty queen, right?
You can see Stephanie Naumoska on the left, compared with a human skull, believed to be the look she was going for.
Stephanie didn’t win the title – that went to a woman with actual flesh – but she got close enough to ignite a scandal. Our story mentions the “glittering” finals of the event, although in fairness Stephanie collapsed when a piece of the glitter actually landed on her, and couldn’t get up until it was lifted off.
Blog Guy, I know you follow the advertising business. I was wondering if successful ad campaigns in the States work well overseas, as well?
Not always. You know those insurance commercials where that obnoxious duck keeps saying “AFLAC!” until you want to wring its neck?
Okay design gang, as you know, when the fashion industry is out of fresh ideas we recycle old ones. Like when we claimed we invented sandals, for instance.
Confidential memo to Acme Tobacco Research and Development Team:
Who wants to light up one cancer stick after another when you can have the nicotine equivalent of an all-you-can-eat buffet?
Over in Italy, they found the remains of a female “vampire,” buried with a brick jammed between her jaws to prevent her from feeding on plague victims.
I love this video report on a controversy in the UK. A cold remedy is running commercials suggesting sick people “Take a Benylin Day” from work, to recover. Their Website offers advice for calling in sick, DVDs to watch at home etc.
But the UK Federation of Small Businesses calls the ads “outrageous.”
Nobody has ever accused me of being a real sensitive guy or too politically correct or anything, but…