The Muppet Show….

This is superb. WARNING – it contains adult language.

Having been the victim of the Tram works for the last 12 months at NG2 I can fully understand where they are coming from!

An interesting marketing approach?

I mentioned my ‘watch search’ last week. And I am always on the lookout for a new camera – I still have ‘a few’. But I don’t own the Rolls Royce of cameras – a Leica.

They have a new advert. It’s long. I don’t suggest you watch it all – unless you really have nothing better to do!

In effect a technician spends 45 minutes polish in the new Leica T.

As someone suggested I wonder if Dulux might be following suite soon with a the ‘watching paint dry’ version?

I can’t work out if I think this is clever or not!

Why you must have a dash-cam

The new GoPro cameras are fantastic and can produce TV quality images. Apparently in Russia they are fitted to lots of cars.

There is a reason – they can produce film type stunt scenes in real life.

My mate Matt Dunn at the squash club sent me this little compiliation – which I feel compelled to share!

You have to watch this selection on video to believe it. And you will wince – repeatedly… Apparently no one was injured in the making of these clips. Well, not that they’ll admit.

Bowie – never afraid to push the boundaries

So the second single from the new album is out – and I prefer it to the first.

But, as is now necessary, you need a video to promote the song. But being Bowie, not just any video. This is a mini film. Beautifully shot, slightly off the wall but memorable. I love it!

By Tim Garratt Posted in Grumpy Old Man! Tagged David Bowie, , The Stars are out tonight, Tilda Swinson,

Ba Ba Bank Robbery

I can’t work out if this is a joke, but Hannah Sabata, a York County Nebraska Teenager not only robs a bank but then posts a video on YouTube bragging about it? Big and clever – not on either count.

I think it is normally this time of year we get the Darwin Awards – and this has to be a viable contender?

Hannah is currently serving time after the cops managed to find some evidence?

Hannah refers to the day as the “best day of my life.” No kidding.

By Tim Garratt Posted in Green stuff Tagged admission, Bank Robbery, Hannah Sabata, Nebraska,

New NHS Miracle Cure?

it seems the NHS have fallen upon a new miracle cure for patients. If you are unfortunate enough to be admitted to hospital, they wheel out a new all-ecompassing fight against all known illnesses and diseases…

We have ways Mr Kubrick of making you watch the handsome Health Secretary

A 3 minute looping video of Health Secretary Andrew Lansley telling you that ‘your care really matters to me’ and then asking you to be nice to hospital staff. Its a 3 minute epic and is looped. As far as I can see it is compulsory too – unless you part with £5 to subscribe to the TV, internet and email – each day you are there.

This is genius – firstly listening to a Politician talking at you whilst you are captive must have the effect of making you way to get out of the bed and away from him as soon as possible – hence the miracle cure. I guess it’s the only way anyone ever listens to an MP – if they can’t get away?

But the alternative thought is that this is a brilliant way of generating cash for the NHS. You actually have to pay to turn him off. I can’t imagine anything worse than listening to an MP lecturing you about how important a (reluctant) customer you are – but reminding you to be pleasant and appreciative to everyone who wanders up to you.

I think this could be taken further. I am wondering if we could persuade Vince to do a slot on Business Finance for those who can’t sleep. Some others could be used for alternative therapies – perhaps Liam Fox on making new friends whilst you are in hospital?

I think I would be in hospital for longer if I saw the film – from injuries sustained whilst (stupidly) punching a TV monitor?

By Tim Garratt Posted in Business, Grumpy Old Man! Tagged Andrew Lansley, , BIS, email, Internet, Liam Fox, nhs, Stanley Kubrick, TV, , Vince Cable