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First Defense

These two ads carry a common theme – first defense.- ūüėČ The first is for Vicks ‘First Defense’ cold medicine and this ad makes me giggle every time I see it. The second was voted funniest ad in Europe in 2005. Initially you’ll almost certainly find this one pretty heinous but stick with it – I can almost guarantee that it will make you laugh out loud.

‘I want those sweeties!’ ….


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Midsummer's Day: a conundrum

AliceWhite_01Hey, here’s a question for you:¬† Why, in the northern hemisphere, do we call 21st June ‘Midsummer’s Day’ when 21st June actually marks ‘the start of Summer’?¬† Aha…

Did you know that in meteororololololgical terms Spring begins on 1st March, Summer on 1st June, Autumn – 1st September and Winter –¬†1st December?¬†¬†Those dates¬†make¬†more sense to me in terms of what the weather is actually doing, certainly where I live, and in my own mind this is closer to how I think of the year. (That still doesn’t make ‘Midsummer’s‘ day on 21st June mind you).¬† Confusing, innit?

Well, just who went and confused things by willy nilly declaring¬†the start of the seasons as the 21st of March, June, September and December?¬† I bet it was those pesky Christians (no hate mail please – to all intents and purposes I’m one of them …which doesn’t necessarily mean that I’m currently a fully paid-up member of the club).¬†¬†¬†If you know the answer, do tell.


Happy Fathers’ Day to all the Dads out there.¬† If you haven’t already, check out the videos I posted yesterday:¬† A funny (and wincingly painful) clip from the brilliant Paul Merton’s trip to India, and maybe my favourite ad of all time (well…so far), the Guinness surfers and white horses ad.


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Fathers' Day – Guinness Ad

I’m posting two videos in honour of Father’s Day tomorrow:¬†

Here is the Guinness ‘White Horses’ advertisement –¬†voted the Best Ad of All Time in a 2002 poll conducted by Channel 4 and The Sunday Times. It was also a worthy¬†multi award winner, chalking up more industry awards than any other ad in 2009.¬†¬†It’s ten years old therefore and¬†in my mind is still a hard one to beat.

The other video is an unmissable scene from the Paul Merton in India series on Channel 5 (one to make the guys wince as they laugh).

Happy Fathers’ Day to all the Dads out there!


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