Do you know those stories that usually ends with moral lessons? I always remember one of Aesop’s Fables about the fox and the bunch of grapes. The fox was jumping and jumping to grab the grapes but after a few times, he quit and said the grapes might be sour anyway. So the moral of the story is that “expressing anger and frustration at having failed to get something is like being a sore loser”. Here are a couple of stories with moral lessons too – just a little twisted.
The Exposed Wife
Just finishing her bath, a woman quickly rushed down to answer her doorbell, wrapped only in a skimpy towel. She opened the door and saw that it was Todd, their neighbour. Seeing her in the towel, Todd says, “I’ll give you five hundred bucks to drop that towel.” So she dropped the towel and takes the money. The woman went back upstairs and said to her husband, “That was Todd.” “Oh Great!” exclaims the husband, “did he say anything about the five hundred he owes me?”
Moral of the story:
Share critical information with your stakeholders in a timely manner to prevent undue exposure.
If you think about it, condom ads must be toughest ones to create. After all, there are only so many times that you can repeat the steamy sex scenes for the advert.
The point is to create something people will remember. Or talk about for a long time. So what do people come up with?
1. No, it didn’t bloat a bit in the rain
This ad from Kenya was a bit controversial. Actually it might not have been this ad per se; condom ads in general have been surrounded by scandal in the country. It wasn’t so much because of the content. No, no, it was because of the usual “condom = wanna do it more” argument.
Well, I’ll say this about the ad – it does make people smile. And of course, everyone will talk about it at work the next day.
That older couple in the car was quite interested in the entire event, weren’t they?
Now, everyday, weekdays especially, you would AT LEAST have one complaint just about anything to do with your job, true? Well, unless you are your own boss or don’t have to work. But even if you are your own boss, you would still have little minor things to complain about. Even if you don’t work, you would most probably complain about something. That is common of course. Let’s see what you would complain about – the piles of work sheets on your desk perhaps? Or the traffic jam when you go to work or while on the way to meet client? Or your boss breathing down your neck? Or your colleague is being extremely annoying?
While you are complaining, however, there are a few bunch of tribal hunters in Africa who are probably complaining about the size of their catch and perhaps that the wrapping is not tight or thick enough.
The animal skin wrapped around the arm is a kind of protection. Protection from sharp teeth?
As we all know, lingerie, bikinis and thongs are very sexy to most husbands and lesbian partners. It even makes the women feels sexy. To some, it’s a fetish. I am not ashamed to say I love women in thongs(only!) and I made sure my girlfriend knew about that. I guessed that is just natural. Then one fine day, I stumbled on some of the weirdest and funniest bikinis and thongs I’ve ever seen! They are very creative and wacky!
Would you like a bite and suck on that! Juicy and yummy! I meant the cherries! What were you thinking?
I was playing with my friend’s 4-year old daughter in her Hong Kong home one day while her mother and my other half watching and laughing at our funny antics. Then, the smart little girl pulled me by my pinky finger towards a bare wall just next to the TV set and asked me to sit down. Her mother seemed to know what she wanted to do, closed the curtains, dim the lights and shone one of the lamp towards the bare wall. Now, let me remind you, she is only 4 years old. She started some shadow puppet show and did almost 5 animal shadows with her cute little fingers. I can barely do 2! Both my girlfriend and myself were so amazed that we asked her to do it a few more times just to “wow” over and over again. And she is delighted to entertain us. Too bad I did not have my camera around.
Then when I got back home, I thought about the hand shadow illusions and started my search on the Internet. This is what I found, and 3 of the animals are similar to what the little girl has done. And I tried all myself:
This pig or wild boar is not easy to do, the top fingers have to bend a little with a bit of hump to form the forehead.
People think of graffiti as arbitrary little squirlies and what not, don’t they?
Alright, so we’ve all come across a bit of street art that made us stop in our tracks and say “Haha, so-and-so does have a big nose, doesn’t he?” But what about those fantastic stencil/spray paint graffiti that makes you go “Whoa!”. Or whip out your camera, whichever comes first.
1. It burns!
This one is sure to be controversial. It’s a comment about Dalai Lama that would make most people squirm in their seats. After all (and don’t get me wrong, I also stand by this), he advocates peace and stands for human rights.
What caught my eye was the figure in the fire. As detailed on the photographer’s Flickr page, parts of the burning figure is made up of continents or nations.
For instance, that bit above his head is Iraq. And that piece near that marshmallow is Africa.
Since we are young, we always dreamed of having a job that we like, imagining ourselves in doctor’s uniform on and yada, yada, yada. But like a fairy tale, we normally end up working for someone we may not be so fond of and hardly having any time for ourselves because we are so tied up at work. Ah… Reality. Then again, it’s no harm to have a little laugh. Now, I want you to imagine a world where animals have their own ambitions, and those that suits them too!
Come, come, come! Got Swatch, B.U.M Equipment, Adidas… I give you cheap la, don’t worry, BEST price, OK?! All my items are purr…fect la, look good, feel good, price also good!
– Mao Kit Ti, the Chinese Salescat doing her purr…fect sales pitch.