Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Truth > offensiveness?

On CokeZero ads being complained about.. (from Ad industry press)
Another, with the strap "Girlfriends without a five-year plan", sparked complaints that it was offensive because it implied that all women want to do is settle down.
How is that offensive?? Who on Earth has the time and inclination to take offense at that?

Draw the Prophet with a bomb as a head - ok that's offensive.

"You started it"
"No I did not start it"
"Yes you did, you invaded Poland" - that's offensive.

The problem with all the above.. is that they're all true. Sometimes the truth is offensive. It still needs saying sometimes..

Tuesday, July 04, 2006


FilmFour is relaunching on Freeview with a 'Fifty films to see before you die' countdown. Good work Channel 4!

I always liked FilmFour with it's jaunty-angle art-housey films. Speaking of which 'Thank you for Smoking' looks good at the moment.

Here's the 10-4 on the 50 films, including the full list.

Some ones I recommend:

  • 2001 - A Space Odyssey
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Breakfast Club, The
  • City of God
  • Donnie Darko
  • Fight Club
  • Pulp Fiction
  • The Shawshank Redemption
I bought 'Summer Storm' on DVD yesterday (more info from IMDB) - quite excited about that. Sounds a bit like 'Beautiful Thing-on-sea' =:)

I bought that from Asda online ?? It was the cheapest, according to a quick Froogle. So well done Asda for finally remembering about the Internet.

My 'Top 20 films ever' list.