Thursday, June 26, 2008

And a cheer went up from all Americans living abroad

There are a few things you'll hear time and again while living abroad. Our president is evil, our foreign policy sucks and Americans are first in fleshiness.

Well, our president is still evil and our foreign policy may still suck, but in a move that will warm the cockles of every expat heart, the U.S. just went down a point in the fattest nation in the world contest. Or Australia went up. No matter.

Now when someone says to you in a bar that Americans are all fat, you can reply, whatever, Australians are worse.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Proof that you don't need to be original to win a gold at Cannes

Some of you will remember Brian Dettmer's book autopsies from an earlier post. Looks like FHM channeled his work for their Cannes winning campaign. I hope they had the decency to throw him some cash for it.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Hello brings you a poker tournament - a story told in pictures

So I've heard over the past few months that quite a few people who come across this blog do so because they want to learn more about Hello (the agency where I work). Last Friday was the Hello poker tournament, which seems a perfect way to introduce the curious to the odd universe that is Hello.

When we do things, we don't really go for half measures. So for this poker night, we brought in professional dealers and regulation tables. To kick us off, Event Poker talked us through the rules of Texas Hold 'Em.

There were prizes.

And suspense.

And, of course, the key ingredient for any successful Hello night.

There was laughter.

And tattoos.

And did I mention?

There were winners.

And those that were not so fortunate.

In the end, it all came down to one table.

One by one they went down.

And then there were two.

The pressure was on.

But in the end, there can be only one.

Guess who that was?

(You'll notice I didn't choose to post about Hello Race Day a few weeks ago where I came in 24th out of 28. Hey, it's my blog. I'll sugar-coat if I feel like it.)

ah, the golden days of advertising

When you could dress a guy up in a ridiculous costume, have him shout some inane catch-phrase and call it a day.

OK, I admit it. I am developing a serious kool-aid fetish. This was getting passed around the agency this morning, and I felt I had to share.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Jutland street fashion?

One of the things I love abut Copenhagen is the street fashion. Most people seem pretty put together here. However it seems that this keen sense of style has yet to penetrate to the rest of the country.

Friday, June 6, 2008

file under "yep, that's my country"

"Clinton is not seeking the vice presidency, and no one speaks for her but her,'' spokesman Howard Wolfson said...