01 April, 2009

April Fools and G20 Summit Protests

BMW April Fools Advert Metro London
Only spotted the one attempt at an April Fools joke so far (well, apart from a completely lame attempt by Waitrose to pretend that someone had managed to create a hybrid banana/pineapple - "If you find that all Waitrose pinanas have sold out, don't worry, there's 50% off Waitrose strawberries"), this *slightly* less lame BMW ad pretends that they have developed a system whereby one could piggyback (using a "magnetic beam") onto the car in front to save on fuel bills, given away by the inventors name "Herr Noitt All" and the email address for more information (Uve.Vollenvorit@bmw.co.uk)...all very funny...and I'm starting to think the protests in London are a similar affair, threatened with massive disruption London businesses have closed down and barricaded shop fronts, well-to-do bankers have been urged to either work from home or come in minus pin stripe, and even here at the Wharf we recieved a dictate to come into the office an hour earlier than normal to try and avoid any trouble...

What I spotted when I got to London Bridge? Nothing...

What I spotted when I got to Canary Wharf? 3 extra "special" police officers standing around joking about a shoplifter they had caught...

Not one single crusty anarchist dole-leech in sight (and I had even packed Flyingpops camera all ready to take snaps of the action)...perhaps their alarm clocks didn't go off...

2 comments:

Absolute Beginner said...

Classic ad in the Standard tonight. It was Russian Vodka, saying Lick here - the idea being that the page had been impregnated with said vodka. It said Lick Responsibly... did make me chuckle.

¨°º©[ Fink ]©º°¨ said...

Hehe, that's excellent! ;)