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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Ten Odd Things I Overheard and Wrote Down Because They Made Me Laugh

1. "We had a boxer which got killed by a cobra."

2. "Hi, I'm in Bristol!" [overheard in London].

3. "600 million for him is nothing."

4. "He only had a first class suite for their cruise, didn't he? And then they stayed at that cheap hotel in Epping Forest!"

5. "What does that pub sign say? 'My Son's Head'? Oh, Nelson's Head!"

6. "Retrospectively, I did make a slight mistake. I thought it was a tenner and he charged me £65."

7. "He hasn't had a girlfriend in ages. He's been doing his flat up lovely, though."

8. "It's closed for a birthday party. I can't believe they didn't tweet that!"

9. "Did you say he works for EDF?"

10. "You can be John Mills and I'll be Dicky Attenborough."

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Eight Things You Get With the September 2010 Issue of Italian Vogue That Prove That Print Is Not Dead (Not to Mention 1,476 Pages)

1. Italian Vogue (506 pages)
2. The Grand Couture supplement (168 pages)
3. Vogue Talents - 'Emerging Designers' supplement (34 pages plus wraparound ad)
4. 'Jules of Italy in Hong Kong' promotional insert (24 pages)
5. Vogue Gioiello - 'Thirty Years Of Golden Dreams' magazine (386 pages)
6. Vogue Accessory supplement (358 pages)
7. 1x Camomilla fridge magnet
8. 1x 3D glasses