- This ad is in totally terrible bad taste. Which is what makes it so good. Seems this South African chicken restaurant has a history of similar terrible taste. And sometimes nicely pointed satire.
- A Rearden Steel case??? Please tell me you’re kidding.
- Kind of a shame that Stratfor feels the need to give such basic advice on situational awareness. And never mentions carrying something much better than a flashlight. (Tip o’ hat to A.)
- “Bailing out the Titanic with a Thimble.”
- And an interesting week ahead in Europe, heaven help us all.
That’s the one minute version Nando’s ad. I actually like the 46 second one better. They’re both gorgeous.
Nando’s started off with these excellent ad campaigns, then went off for a bit, but are now back better than before.
Our government is trying to push through the “secrecy bill” which will make it illegal to report on government corruption unless they OK it first*. Nando’s came up with http://10and5.com/2011/11/22/nandos-secrecy-bill/
And I don’t think any of these are in bad taste. This one however…
… yup. Definitely bad taste.
* Condensed version.
wrm — Thanks for the on-site report on Nandos. Yup … definitely in even worse taste than the “breast” one I linked to. 🙂
That secrecy bill. Nando’s print ad was sadly funny. But please don’t tell U.S. politicians about the proposed South African bill; they don’t need any new ideas.
Since you’re there maybe you can tell me something I wondered about while watching those commercials. How do South Africans in general take to those ads? Here — OMG, I can’t even imagine a company daring to make them, let alone put them out for people to see.
There’s something frightening about Sony monopolizing “”Atlas Shrugged…””
The “urban situational awareness” thing: the same awareness that lets you notice the bad guy lurking in the alley also lets you notice the flower blooming in the sidewalk crack. It isn’t all about staying aware so you don’t get hurt; it is also about staying aware so you see the good stuff around you, too. Zombies miss a lot.
The Reardon Metal case: brilliant.
Thank you Kent! I’ve noticed that too. There are entire worlds people miss every day.
Yeah, Kent. Really good point. And one I would never have thought of. Funny, I always think of “condition white” as being more conducive to seeing the flowers in the cracks. Now I’ll have to look at it differently.
Kent is right. In ‘condition yellow’ which is the minimum condition level you should be in when out and about, you should be noticing *everything*.
Tick Tock Tick Tock!
I get the feeling of watching a generic time bomb ticking down the time til Boom! Except, instead of the movies and TV shows which shows you exactly how much time have past, there’s absolutely no indication when the clock will strike 00:00 and Boom!
While we may have more time to prepare, in many ways, it can be worse, for the waiting. We may find out we ran out of time all of a sudden.
We love ’em. What do you mean? People crying foul because of political correctness or something?
Every now and then people complain and ads get pulled, but not very often.
If you’re sort of up to speed with the SA political scene, check out Madam & Eve and Zapiro. The former is about a white woman with a black maid in the new South Africa — they get away with it by role reversal and ripping everyone off equally. Zapiro is a cartoonist who is occasionally hauled to court for sailing to close to the edge — he hits hard.
But actually I don’t know if I’m answering your question… maybe move it to email — you have my address 🙂
wrm — Yep, you answered it. I was thinking of political correctness.
Thanks for the tips on Madam & Eve and Zapiro. I can’t really say I’m up on South African politics, but those both sound interesting.