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Thursday, 22 March 2007

The Strangeness of the Internet (and advertising)



In my fruitless search (because of time constraints due to blogging at work) for an image of a dog biting a postman I found an interesting blog. I put "dog biting postman" into Google image search and the above image came up. As the thumbnail was so small I wanted to get a closer look.

This led me to the blog Project Me! Distractions by Kristina Garcia. I haven't had a good look at it all yet (as there's loads) but it looks very varied and interesting. What caught my attention was the topmost post "Is There an M&M Inside of You?" As I was blogging at the time my first thought was of mutterings & meanderings, fellow bloggee, who is frequently referred to as M&M. Of course the author of this blog was referring to the chocolate confection.

Now I'm not really sure what this Kristina's beef with M&Ms is. They chocolatey and tasty. All adverts are annoying if you ask me, not just ones for M&Ms. In fact Vince and I were discussing just last night how beauty products and home cleaning/scenting product adverts are the most annoying. I could quite happily kill Andy MacDowell, Jane Fonda and BARRY SCOTT WHO SELLS CILLIT BANG AND SHOUTS ALL THE TIME. The Vanish Oxy Action Multi woman has obviously been taking notes.

So, I decided to follow the M&M link to see where it led. Well you can make your own M&M, which is quite fun and timewasting if you like that sort of thing. I would show you a picture of the one I created but you had to sign up to save it and there was no way I was going to get all sorts of crap marketing emails from them. I made mine purple, a bit of a temptress with red curly hair. Nothing at all like me then...

4 comments:

mutterings and meanderings said...

Karen, tell people not to make their own M&Ms... I thought I was unique.

Gill said...

strange picture. very strange. Our postman never brings my letters clutched in his buttocks.

Karen said...

M&M you are unique! No could make one that was anything like you.

Yeah I've never seen our postman deliver letters like that either and I don't think I want to!

Anonymous said...

You wouldn't find the image of 'a dog biting a postman' funny though if you were on the receiving end of the Dog bite.Over 4,500 uk postman/woman are bitten every year by dogs.
Loved the bit about M&M'S though