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This diet really works!

How about this:

Koala, a female elephant in Rio de Janeiro Zoo, lost some 1,100 lb (500 kg) in about four months without any exercise after peanuts and bread were completely taken out of her diet and her ration of bananas was halved to just 120 a day.

‘She had a huge rear part with excessive fat on the sides,’ biologist Valdir Ramos Junior told Reuters on Thursday. Koala started on the diet weighing 5 tons eight months ago, but lost most of the weight in the past four months, he said.

‘But the diet wasn’t just for the looks, as despite having very strong legs, their tendons are very sensitive … and a lot of weight can cause tendon problems.’

Koala turns 39 on Saturday. She is now eating 330 pounds (150 kg) of food per day, mostly grass, as well as vegetables and various fruit. The desirable weight for her would be 4.2 tons, Ramos said.

I AM OBESE. Phew! That took some doing… now that I’ve owned up to the fact, it’s time to do something serious about it. I have stopped going to the gym 6 months ago. I’m too embarrassed to go to the gym in my shape again. I eat too much, drink too much and smoke too much.

Let’s see if I can tackle this problem and get to be not quite an Adonis, but for God’s sake I’ve got to do something about my way of life… time for a change.


LG Washing Machine

The ad is shot nicely and it might work accept for the most stupid sounding audio dubbing.

I think LG is rich enough though to shoot a complete commercial in Arabic, with good actors based on a good idea rather than just produce one worldwide version and just add local language.

More over the concept of this ad just does not work in the Arab culture.

So LG takes the prize here for producing one version and trying to ram it down everybody’s throught! Cheap!


KFC Spicy Chicken

KFC is a habitual crappy advertiser. They have also the worst audio tracks for their commercials, always that stupid jingly Egyptian rubbish!

The owning and operating company for KFC (in Bahrain at least) is a Kuwait company called “Americana” and boy are they suffering in the Arab world because of that name! (there is a movement to boycott all American and British products because of the two countries’ policies in the Arab world and their unjust support to Israel – but that’s another story) So what these people do is end every commercial with “Americana, a 100% Arab company”.

Well if it is an Arab company, why the hell call it “Americana” – which jerk came up with a name like that anyway?

Back to the commercial…


Stupid adverts, or targetted at stupid people?

Is there a word stronger than “detest” to express my hate for most of the stupid television commercials targetted to Gulf viewers?

The typical TVCs (television commercials) we get to watch on the now tens of satellite channels and ALL of the terrestrial channels in the Gulf I think are so low in creative quality, that they verge on the obsene. Add to the fact that most if not all seem to be targetted to “sub-intelligent” viewers – meaning the Gulf Arabs in particular – that they are downright demeaning.

Worse is the companies that sponsor them, get them made, and disperses them at vast amounts of money are mostly Gulf companies. We should shame them, maybe there is life in that dead horse.