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Marketing 101 (funny)

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    An oldie but still good:

    A professor explained about marketing to MBA students.

    1. You see a gorgeous girl at a party, you go to her and say I am rich, marry me. That’s direct marketing.
    2. You attend a party and your friend goes to the girl to tell her, he’s rich, marry him. That’s advertising.
    3. The same girl at the party walks to you and says, you’re rich, do you want to marry me? That’s brand recognition.
    4. You say I’m rich, marry me and she introduces you to her husband. That’s the demand and supply gap.
    5.  Before you say I’m rich, marry me, your wife arrives. That’s restriction from entering a new market.
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      Written by Chris

      July 26th, 2012 at 11:33 am

      Posted in Comical

      Cult craze of spoof Amazon critiques

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        From a bottle of methylated spirit being described as “a drink to enjoy with friends in a park”, to tin foil deemed “by far the best for making aluminium shield hats to ward of aliens”, we think the new craze for spoof Amazon reviews is hilarious.

        Amazon Kirby Bag review

        Amazon Kirby Vacuum Cleaner Bag review

        Microwave for One

        Microwave for One

        19 of 26 people found the following review helpful

        19 of 26 people found the following review helpful

        The Observer attributes the craze to ‘the original spoof reviewer’ Henry Raddick, who famously reviewed The English Cocker Spaniel Handbook. Raddick, who had a pet spaniel called Barry, wrote, “I enjoyed the book immensely and, although I have a sneaking suspicion that Barry is using the book as porn, I wholeheartedly recommend it.” Raddick continued, “I’m reassured to read that the sin of Adam is not upon Barry even though he does not accept Christ as his saviour.”

        Spoof Amazon Uranium Ore review

        Spoof Amazon Uranium Ore review

        As for the bottle of Methylated spirit, a reviewer named ‘Barkas’ enthused: “From the moment you remove the cap you realise you’re in for a treat. Fresh, bright, smoky, with a mineral edge and rounded, fruity nose. Mid weight and bold, possessing some edge and no little bite, yet remaining smooth, balanced and satisfying. This is a drink to enjoy with friends in a park. Highly recommended.”

        This particular spoof review has also played havoc with Amazon’s famed algorithms, which enable the site to recommend buyers other products they may be interested in, based on what they have bought previously. The glowing review in question caused Amazon to recommend methylated spirit to customers who had bought bottles of Chateau Latour.

        Spoof Amazon review for methylated spirit

        Spoof Amazon review for methylated spirit

        Our favourite is a serious literary review of a book intended for young children. The reviewer hilariously calls the book ‘misleading’ as he/she vents their disappointment that the entire plot of the story is revealed in the title. “There is no mystery. There is no twist. Baby’s belly button is right where it’s supposed to be, on baby’s stomach. Right where it clearly SHOWS you it is on the COVER OF THE BOOK.” The mystery reviewer also complains that “there is no conflict, no character development, and scarcely any plot.”

        We’ve bought a fair amount of stuff from Amazon here at Seven Creative Towers.  We always take the reviews with a pinch of salt and make sure we consider the spectrum of star ratings, but there are few that leave us rolling on the floor laughing. As for detracting from honest, helpful reviews, we think it’s nice to have a bit of comedy.

        Hurrah for bringing satire to Amazon!

        Spoof Amazon review for English Grammar for Dummies

        Spoof Amazon review for English Grammar for Dummies

        Spoof Amazon review for a turtle backpack

        Spoof Amazon review for a turtle backpack

        Spoof Amazon review for mascara

        Spoof Amazon review for mascara

        Spoof Amazon review for milk

        Spoof Amazon review for milk

        Spoof Amazon book review

        Spoof Amazon book review

        Spoof Amazon t-shirt review

        Spoof Amazon t-shirt review

        Victor M230 Ultimate Flea Trap

        Victor M230 Ultimate Flea Trap

        How to Avoid Huge Ships

        How to Avoid Huge Ships

        Sim City review

        Sim City review

        Uranium Ore

        Uranium Ore

        Paul Ross

        Paul Ross

        A Whole New World - Peter Andre and Jordan

        A Whole New World – Peter Andre and Jordan

        A Whole New World again

        A Whole New World again

        Paul Ross 20" canvas

        Paul Ross 20″ canvas

        Ulysse Nardin Zeitmesser mit Komplikationen Circus Minute Repeater 740-88

        Ulysse Nardin Zeitmesser mit Komplikationen Circus Minute Repeater 740-88

        Box Canvas Print of ADOLF HITLER/IN 1939 from Mary Evans

        Box Canvas Print of ADOLF HITLER/IN 1939 from Mary Evans

        Aluminium Foil 18" (450mm x 75m) - industrial size for your kitchen or professional establishment

        Aluminium Foil 18″ (450mm x 75m) – industrial size for your kitchen or professional establishment

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

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          Written by Chris

          May 7th, 2012 at 12:29 pm

          Ask Science

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            If you’ve never heard of Reddit, we recommend you have a read. Reddit is a social news website containing user-generated news links where the readers themselves can vote for submitted content to be promoted to the front page.

            We’ve been reading the AskScience section today, finding out answers to burning scientific questions we’re sure experts have been pondering over for years… Ah em.

            Here are our favourites:

             

            -If space is a vacuum why isn’t the Earth super clean and spotless?

             

            -I always wake up feeling groggy in the morning. I heard that a coma can give you

            months of sleep! What is the cheapest and most efficient way for me to get a

            coma?

             

            -Has anyone ever given a sloth amphetamines? or any other psychostimulants?

             

            -How do you know when blue cheese has gone bad?

             

            -Where can I get my free radicals?

             

             

             

             

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              Written by Chris

              January 19th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

              Posted in Comical,Miscellaneous

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              Ellie & Elvis (the office dog)

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                Ellie and Elvis the office dog

                Ellie and Elvis the office dog

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                  Written by Chris

                  January 10th, 2012 at 12:04 pm

                  Posted in Comical

                  A real Christmas Cracker….b’dum ch ;-)

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                    Santa - worst Christmas Cracker Jokes

                    Santa - worst Christmas Cracker Jokes

                    As the final working day before Christmas draws to a close, we thought we’d share our best, or worst, Christmas cracker jokes so far. Enjoy…

                    What is special about the Christmas alphabet?
                    It has NO EL.

                    What happens if you eat the Christmas decorations?
                    You get tinsel-itus!

                    Why does Santa have 3 gardens?
                    He likes to ho-ho-ho.

                    How does Santa Claus take photos?
                    With his North Pole-aroid.

                    What did Adam say on the day before Christmas?
                    It’s Christmas, Eve.

                    Why are Christmas trees like people who can’t knit?
                    They both drop their needles!

                    Which reindeer needs to mind his manners the most?
                    Rude-olph!

                    What do you call a group of chess fanatics bragging about their games in a hotel lobby?
                    Chess nuts boasting in an open foyer!

                    What do you call a cat on the beach at Christmas?
                    Sandy Claus!

                    What do you call a reindeer wearing ear muffs?
                    Anything you want. He can’t hear you!

                    Mum, Can I have a dog for Christmas?
                    No, you can have turkey like everyone else!

                    Why didn’t the skeleton go to the Christmas Party?
                    He had no body to go with!

                    Why did the little boy push his bed into the fireplace?
                    He wanted to sleep like a log.

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                      Written by Chris

                      December 23rd, 2011 at 5:30 pm