Thursday, July 29, 2010
It never ceases to amaze me that an animal that is capable of exploring new worlds, and adapting to the neverending changes in his environment, is also quite capable of producing the occasional idiots as the ones in this partiucular case. As a series of unfortunate events, this would probably make for an amusing sequence in a movie. Not a very good movie mind you, but quite possibly the best sequence nevertheless. Two simple lessons to be derived from this adventure: Motorcycles stay outside and don't smoke in the house (shack, trailer or hovel). Either can contribue to a long stay at the hospital.
Rusty is a ridgeback mix an dis three years old. Which means he's got lots of energy to fill your days and lots of years left to give good service and unconditional love. Unfortunately, his parents are moving away and Rusty needs a new crib to cool his heels. On the plus side, he is well trained, has gotten all his shots, comes with his own house (see pic) and has a plethora of fun toys to play with.
So, if you are interested in opening your heart and home up to Rusty, why not give him a call at 344-3271 or 687-7895. Rusty is waiting to love you. :)
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
As you can see from the pic, they are both in splendid condition. They are both very loving, loyal, well adjusted, spayed and have had all their shots. All thats missing is you!
So get in touch should you have a heart and home big enough for these two happy faces. You will never regret it.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Apparently Harry was rescued from the King's Wharf in San Fernando (another parallel with the more famous Harry) by Cindy Heeralal a couple of weeks ago. Harry's still a kitten but has a great disposition and is totally housebroken. Judging from the pic however, Harry does not have all that great taste in footwear.
Please give Cindy a call at 708-7664 if you want to take this sexy ginge in.
This is an old yet iconic ad from a time before WITCO was legislated out of the media. My purpose here therefore is purely one of nostalgia.
Is it unique to Trinidad & Tobago that the cigarette companies for years tried to link smoking with more healthy pursuits such as Sports & Recreation?
Even though Broadway never got its tar stained, yellowing fingers on me, truth be told EVERYBODY who was born before 1980 knew this ad's dialogue.
Maybe it was the fact that there was just one television station seving the country back then or perhaps its just that melancholy desire to reminisce, but local advertising back then was in its Golden Age. The question that arises is simply: Would this ad stand up among the many on the airwaves today? I'll let you be the judge.
For me, I'm just going to close my eyes and throw my mind back to a more innocent time when the stature of a man was based on his ability to hang a jack not be one.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Inception, or the film that in time will be remembered as Christopher Nolan's Inception, won't be officially released for another week, but already the buzz surrounding it has been phenonemal. Ever since the first teaser trailer hit the screen (and the internet) last August, I have literally been counting down the days until next Friday.
Not only does the film look like a visually amazing, mind-bending trip BUT more importantly its written and directed by no less an 'Auteur' than Christopher Nolan. A fact that will almost ensure that this movie will be 'all meat and no filler'. Inception looks like its James Bond meets Dark City meets Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind. This movie will play with your head for days on end.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
(As a side note, rumours are rampant on the internet regarding an Alien Prequel to be called Alien Harvest. For more you can read here: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/44796 )
He also brought us movies such as Gladiator (which brought back the whole 'blood and sand' genre), Thelma & Louise and GI Jane - which made Demi Moore the highest paid actress in the world.
All told, this is some of the best advice I have ever seen dispensed by a film-maker - by one of the biggest and influential directors of his time.
A voyage of a thousand miles begins with a single, simple step - and in Mr Scott's case, that step came in the form of the seemingly non-chalant epiphany of doing what he loves on a subject that he already thoroughly knew.
Hey, but don't read what I have to say about it. Watch it for yourself right here:
Ebony apparently has a sweet temparment and has received all her shots and has been spayed - so need to worry about those sleepless nights when puss takes forever to come home.
If you are a responsible pet owner and you are looking for the unconditional affection that you can only get from a pussy, then please contact Gina at Vinmer. The number there is 628-2773.
Save a Life. Save your Soul - Its that simple.
But few may recall that this is not Carib's first salvo into the world of niche products such as a 'light' beer. Now turn your clocks back to 1988 and a T&T that was broken in spirit and (very often) 'broken to tief'.
Times were hard then and the marketing minds at the brewery for some reason thought that the downtrodden would actually rise to the challenge of consuming more to get the same 'buzz' - especially given that so many were shiftless at that time. A light beer would be a god-send to those who had the need to waste away their days with their bellies pulled up to the counter of their favorite rum-shop.
With very little fanfare and the consumer credibility of a 'fart in a mitten', Carib launched Carib Light in 1988 and in support there was this ad:
At $2.25 today, this would be a winning proposition. But bear in mind that a bottle of regular beer retailed at $1.99 back then. In the minds of the consumer, he was being asked to spend more to consume less alcohol. And in a value conscious environment such as this one, that could never work.
Similarly, I tend to recall that there were issues with the taste of the product and more specifically an aftertaste that made imbibing this as pointless as 'Decaf' coffee.
Lastly, and in hindsight, I am of the view that they got the branding all wrong too. From the choice of the 'brown bottle' to the sea-foam green and yellow label to the understated presence of the Carib logo to the bad positioning - this should be a case study for all would-be marketers. The lesson: be careful how you diversify because some niches are just not worth it. Be careful how you stretch your brand because the negative connotations that come with one line-extension could do a dis-service to the originating brand.
So far, it would appear that Carib has gotten things right this time around with Carib Pilsner Light. Not only does the product taste great but the campaign is strong all round and the packaging is impeccable. Kudos Carib! Now if only we could get them to bring back that $2.25 price tag?
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Today, we have a special treat: no fewer than FIVE featured bitches as shown below.
These beauties (all pompek and all female) are approximately six weeks old and they are all presently in need of a stable and loving home.
If you are interested in opening your hearts and homes to a wonderful and loving companion for life, then please call Gina at Vinmer Vetinary Clinic at 628-2773. They should be ready to move in with you in about four weeks - after a succesful home check and their spaying of course.
You will never ever regret being the adopted parent to your very own fur-kid. And as I always say: Save a Life. Save your Soul.
After years of bad parenting, bad relatiionships and bad career advice Lindsay's star has certainly dimmed to just a fraction of what it had been when she was a teenager (READ: easier to manage). Surely it is now patently obvious that her problems require a much more serious intervention than Prison can reasonably offer. 90 days can either seem like an eternity for someone like LiLo or it could be a night out. Either way, the t-shirts have been printed (see below courtesy of http://www.bustedtees.com/) and it will be remembered.
In fact, if I hadnt known better (and mind you I dont really but I am assuming from the sobs and tears in court yesterday) - if I hadn't known better, I would have thought that this latest twist in LiLo's life has been carefully orchestrated not to bring her the notoriety, fortune or emotional support that would be craved by another more normal individual - but instead to bring Lindsay into a close and regular supply of butch carpet munchers, illegal drugs and alcohol - all of which will be in ready, unfettered and unmonitored supply in lock-up.
So, ninety days in Prison will for Lindsay be nothing more than Summer Camp. Hopefully the experience does not serve to fuck her up more than she already is FUCKED UP. But am I the only who sees this whole thing as being a bit messed up in that why didnt they schedule the 90 days in Rehab so that it occurs BEFORE she gets sent up river?
And the timing could either be seen as being a blessing or a curse in that Lindsay is scheduled to star in a film about porn actress Linda Lovelace starting this September. A turn which could just get her career back on track or based on the career missteps of the past five years, it could have turned out to be a 'pathway drug' that would have taken her to actually charging for baring her breasts and making some real money every time she allegedly went down on someone in a Nightclub Bathroom for coke.
In the end, its hard to feel true sympathy for Lindsay Lohan. Lindsay is yet another in a line of self-absorbed, over-indulged meal-tickets who appear to be unaware of the consequences of their actions let alone their responsibilty for them. Even at sentencing yesterday, Lindsay made the unwise decision to wear the customized manicure job shown above. No doubt intended to be some rebellious show of defiance to the 'man' or the 'system' or whatever it is that people like her refer to it nowadays. But at the end of the day, I think we can all agree to be part of the big communal 'FUCK YOU BACK!' that was deserved and dispensed yesterday in that Los Angeles courtroom in the hope that perhaps this time it will mark the beginning of some lasting, irrefutable change in Miss Lohan's life.