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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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” …

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