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Saturday, June 10, 2006

sainsbury cheese geezer

So the chronicling of the only mildly interesting (well that's subjective of course - maybe that's putting it too strongly) continues - it's like Alan Bennett-lite. The World Cup started today (I now realise). Shopping yesterday, the friendly man serving at the cheese counter observes: 'Well you won't want to be out of the house tomorrow'.
Me: 'Why? is it going to rain?'
Both look baffled.
Ah well - off for a nice cup of tea and an early night.


  • At 12:28 AM, Blogger witchy-woo said…

    An early night, SW? Surely, judging by your time of posting you meant an afternoon nap?

    I mean, 2.22pm?

  • At 4:10 PM, Blogger simply wondered said…

    isn't that all some american time thingy - times on the posts never seem to bear any relation to the real time. I'd assumed it was just guantanamo standard time or some such.
    On a more interesting subject,I walked past the FCUK shop in Whiteleys with the crap two-women-fighting poster up inside. Strongly tempted to go home and prepare a piece of paper reading 'What the FCUK is this all about?, return to shop and blutak (don't want to damage anything) it next to poster. Would have to video it of course. If we wanted to have a mass move against the advert (I'm against it cos it's crap but we're a broad church, aren't we - 'who is this we of whom you speak?', wonders the witchmeistress)we could have a simultaneous move on loads of FCUK shops and video them all to see the reaction. The final product could be assembled and made into a permanent record of our dissent and available as video file from your site. I note from looking at the shop display that somebody probably thought 'ooh hang on a tick: this is bound to annoy the humourless hairy lesbos; tell you what chaps, let's put two more women looking quizzical at the side of the picture and cover our arses. Subtext obviously being 'these women were repulsed and yet fascinated by the spectacle' and by having a female viewership we are obviously making this about and for women - even a case for saying it's for women so strong they ignore the needs of a putative male viewing public. Fancy a pint, boys? Yeah - that's good enough to fool me. Can't see it getting past spotted elephant's keen analytical gaze, tho.

  • At 6:47 PM, Blogger witchy-woo said…

    Neat analysis of the FCUK marketing mentality SW - and you might well have hit a few nails on the head with it too.

    I'm all for mass protest myself. So far, we're emailing FCUK to express our discontent - you could join in with that. The details are in the comments at WW.

    I'm interested in why you think the FCUK ads are crap though....can you say more?

    Incidentally, there's a menu option you can click on before you post and you can set the day and time to suit yourself. Can't rememberr what it says now but I'll have a look before I post next time and let you know (if you haven't found it already by then).

  • At 9:13 PM, Blogger simply wondered said…

    blimey that time menu thingy sounds cool!
    Lame reason alert 5 seconds 4, 3, 2, 1 - I think the advert is crap because it doesn't amuse, interest, attract, intrigue or most particularly make me want to buy their bloody clothes. Smartarse for 'i just don't like it'. I don't think it offends me's just crap. Spot the man who has been explaining too many things he only partialy understands to his 3yr old.


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