Monthly Archives: December 2011

And the bells were ringing out for Christmas Day!

For those of us who can never get enough of Christmas or Mean Girls:

And my favourite Christmas poem:

I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along the unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

Till ringing, singing on its way
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

And in despair I bowed my head
“There is no peace on earth,” I said,
“For hate is strong and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.”

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail
With peace on earth, good will to men.”


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As advertising campaigns go…

This one, for Dutch underwear brand Hema, does not at first appear to be all that controversial.

It simply promises the wearer that the new Hema push-up bra will augment breast size by two categories, no matter how small the wearer’s breasts are.

And then there are a couple of very conservative pictures of the model…

…whose name is Andrej Pejic, was voted in FHM’s list of World’s 100 Sexiest Women – and is a man.

Didn’t see that one coming did you?


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John Lewis adverts, reloaded

No doubt, many of you will by now have seen this year’s John Lewis Christmas advert depicting a little boy waiting impatiently for Christmas, so that he can give his parents their present.

However, this version has been doctored with the music (originally Slow Moving Millie’s cover of Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want) now playing the theme from The Shining. The whole meaning is changed dramatically.

And this parody by Bourgeois & Maurice is fantastic:

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December 11, 2011 · 12:24 am