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Re: Sundry humour

Postby JR8 » Wed, 02 Dec 2015 5:07 pm

As I recall they used to parody Target by giving it a comedic pretentious name [French accent>] - 'Tar-jay' :)
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Re: Sundry humour

Postby nakatago » Thu, 03 Dec 2015 12:41 pm

JR8 wrote:As I recall they used to parody Target by giving it a comedic pretentious name [French accent>] - 'Tar-jay' :)


Target used to run TV ads with a known designer using that pronunciation as tongue-in-cheek; probably less than a year ago IIRC.

FWIW, I heard that Aldi also got a different known designer for its clothing line.

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Re: Sundry humour

Postby JR8 » Thu, 03 Dec 2015 6:56 pm

nakatago wrote:Target used to run TV ads with a known designer using that pronunciation as tongue-in-cheek; probably less than a year ago IIRC.


Hmmm, that rings a bell, though I remember it from about 10/15? years ago. Perhaps it's a running theme/joke.

nakatago wrote:FWIW, I heard that Aldi also got a different known designer for its clothing line.
:-k


Interesting, though perhaps not a first. I know H+M (Swedish womenswear) has had in various celebrity designers. IIRC Madonna designed a range for some chain and 'everyone went mad', invading the shops and clearing the products :) Elle McPherson (model) had a branded lingerie range through one of the US high-street chains. IIRC Stella McCartney had a similar high street tie-up too.

Now, if only Aldi/Lidl etc could get a look-in to SGn retail. A lot of their stuff is surprisingly good quality despite being 'suspiciously cheap' :)
Perhaps this is the Aldi tie-up you have in mind... ->
'Aldi sells the weirdest things, and with 120 new stores rolling out there will be a lot more of it'
http://www.news.com.au/finance/business ... 22840b6c93
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Re: Sundry humour

Postby JR8 » Fri, 11 Dec 2015 9:43 pm

Daily Mail headline of the day :o

'Transgender former head boy of £30,000-a-year vegetarian boarding school died after drugs binge two days before she was due to get go-ahead for gender change surgery'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... light.html

[To be clear... there is no humour in the story itself, it's very sad. But the various elements that make up the headline (class, wealth, sexuality, general titillation etc) are classic DM]
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Re: Sundry humour

Postby JR8 » Sun, 13 Dec 2015 4:46 am

Holy crap - imagine being dragged off to karaoke, and nailing a song like THIS!!!? The lungs the lungs! The range, power, scale.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auYO9cui0F8
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Re: Sundry humour

Postby JR8 » Tue, 15 Dec 2015 6:59 pm

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Tesco, raising the bar for customer service.
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Re: Sundry humour

Postby JR8 » Mon, 11 Jan 2016 4:11 am

Today in a supermarket I saw a poster up with details of a prize-draw. The top prize was a 'BMW 320 IED'. And I was thinking IED, Improvised Explosive Device, is that for real... wow that's lousy branding! :???:

So when I got home I Googled it. It turns out it's not 'IED', it is in fact BMW 320i ED, er... as in Erectile Dysfunction.... I'm not sure which is worse! :lol:
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Re: Sundry humour

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 11 Jan 2016 8:27 am

That would explain the driving frustrations those drivers usually show. However, if it were IED as long as it was designed to only take out the driver it would be great.

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Re: Sundry humour

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Sun, 17 Jan 2016 3:56 am

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Re: Sundry humour

Postby Strong Eagle » Sun, 17 Jan 2016 6:32 am

rajagainstthemachine wrote:http://newsthump.com/2016/01/16/no-sanction-for-bbcs-carol-kirkwood-over-cold-as-fck-weather-forecast/


That's f*ckin great!

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Re: Sundry humour

Postby JR8 » Sun, 17 Jan 2016 7:20 am

You might also enjoy...

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Re: Sundry humour

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Sun, 17 Jan 2016 10:22 am

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