Shopping is NOT a sport. And no, we are never going to think of it that way.
Crying is blackmail
Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one:
Subtle hints do not work!
Strong hints do not work!
Obvious hints do not work!
JUST SAY IT!
Yes’ and ‘No’ are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.
Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That’s what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for
A headache that lasts for 17 months is a problem. See a doctor.
Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 days.
If you think you’re fat, you probably are. Don’t ask us.
If something we said can be interpreted two ways, and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one.
You can either ask us to do something or tell us how you want it done. Not both.
If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.
Whenever possible, please say whatever you have to say during commercials.
Christopher Columbus did not need directions and neither do we
ALL men see in only 16 colours, like Windows default settings.
Peach, for example, is a fruit, not a colour. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.
If it itches, it will be scratched. We do that
If we ask what is wrong and you say “nothing,” we will act like nothing’s wrong. We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.
If you ask a question you don’t want an answer to, expect an answer you don’t want to hear.
When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine. Really.
You have enough clothes AND too many shoes.
I am in shape. Round is a shape.
‘Horn OK please’ is a phrase commonly painted on commercial vehicles like trucks, buses or local taxis in India.
The origin of this phrase is unknown. Also, there is no official significance with respect to Indian traffic regulations. No rules in India mandate or suggest the use of such a ‘slogan’ on a vehicle. Still tens of thousands of vehicles are decorated with the phrase Horn OK please.
One theory says that the term bears its roots in the second world war where the trucks were run on kerosene engines. Kerosene, being highly unstable in nature, would cause the trucks to explode at the slightest accident. Hence a warning would be painted on the back saying ‘Horn Please,On Kerosene’. Gradually this became a norm and is still seen on most trucks even today.
Another reason given to how this sign originated is that most trucks in India are manufactured by TATA. In India, when wishing someone goodbye, one commonly says, “OK TATA!”, where TATA means goodbye. Since most trucks had the TATA logo on them, truck owners often painted the word OK above it. The HORN PLEASE phrase surrounds the OK TATA vertical combination. Thus, a person reading just the first line would read, “HORN OK PLEASE”.
Another theory goes, that The Tata Oil Mills co.Ltd.(TOMCO), unveiled an economy detergent powder called OK. This brand had a symbol in a shape of a lotus flower. To market this detergent better, it is believed that the symbols were painted on trucks and lorries. Since the trucks had HORN PLEASE already painted on the left and right edges of the back flap, the lotus flower symbol and OK were painted in the center of the flap. Thast’s what got OK in between HORN PLEASE, making it HORN OK PLEASE. Moving with time, it became a tradition for truck drivers and owners to paint their trucks in such a fashion.
A more careful inspection in the driving culture in India and around the globe, its been noticed that ‘HORN OK PLEASE’ in the given form resembles three modes in which a vehicle following another vehicle should be in.
- The first mode is that of HORN, if the following vehicle wants to overtake a vehicle ahead of it from the left side then horn should be blown. This way the vehicle leading gets knowledge about the speeding vehicle and does not make a sudden left turn.
- The second mode is that of OK, if the following vehicle is exactly behind a vehicle, OK denotes that the vehicle which is leading has no problem about the following vehicle and thus middle name is OK.
- The third and final mode is that of PLEASE, in which the vehicle leading notifies the following vehicle that if it intends to overtake from the right side the it can please with no objections.
source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horn_OK_Please
|Branding||Munni is Badnaam||Sheela is Jawaan|
|Place of performance||Munni gyrated in some Desi
Daaru ka Adda
|Sheela gyrated in some
metropolitan Disco Bar
|Demand- Supply Concept||Munni is offering herself easily
(Refer Line: Darling tere liye).
So huge supply. Demand will be
|Sheela is not available easily.
(Refer Line; Mai to khud se pyaar
jatau & tere haath kabhi na aani).
So low supply. Huge Demand.
|Dance Style||Munni repeated age old “latka-
jhatka”. (Argh… Every 2nd item
no. have this)
|Sheela shook her booty with
drumbeats. (Wow… Something
|Mathematical & Psychological Analysis||Munni is sleek (Though Indians
invented zero… but it doesn’t
mean we like zero figure…)
|Sheela is voluptuous. (Yeah…
that’s the perfect graphical
(c) Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
I love my job ~ I love my job ~ I love my job ~
I love my job ~ I love my job ~ I love my job ~
I love my job ~ I love my job ~ I love my job ~Wish you a Happy Working Day ! ! ! ! !
Big Boss: This year your performance was good, excellent and outstanding.
So, your rating is "average".
Kumar: What? How come ‘average’?
Big Boss: Because…err…uhh…you lack domain knowledge.
Kumar: But last year you said I am a domain expert and you put me in this
project as a domain consultant.
Big Boss: Oh is it? Well, in that case, I think your domain knowledge has
eroded this year.
Big Boss: Yes, I didn’t see you sharing knowledge on Purchasing domain.
Kumar: Why would I? Because I am not in Purchasing, I am in Manufacturing.
Big Boss: This is what I don’t like about you. You give excuse for
Kumar: Huh? *Confused*
Big Boss: Next, you need to improve your communication skills.
Kumar: Like what? I am the one who trained the team on "Business
Communication", you sat in the audience and took notes, you remember?
Big Boss: Oh is it? Errr…well..I mean, you need to improve your Social
Pragmatic Affirmative Communication.
Kumar: Huh? What the hell is that? *Confused*
Big Boss: See! That’s why you need to learn about it.
Kumar: *head spinning*
Big Boss: Next, you need to sharpen your recruiting skills. All the guys
you recruited left within 2 months.
Kumar: Well, not my mistake. You told them you will sit beside them and
review their code, and most resigned the next day itself. Couple of them
even attempted suicide.
Big Boss:*stunned* (recovers from shock) Err…anyway, I tried to give you
a better rating, but our Normalization process gave you only ‘average’.
Kumar: Last year that process gave me ‘excellent’. This year just
‘average’? Why is this process pushing me up and down every year?
Big Boss: That’s a complicated process. You don’t want to hear.
Kumar: I’ll try to understand. Go ahead.
Big Boss: Well, we gather in a large room, write down the names of
sub-ordinates in bits of paper, and throw them up in the air. Whichever
lands on the floor gets ‘average’, whichever lands on table gets ‘good’,
whichever we manage to catch gets ‘excellent’ and whichever gets stuck to
ceiling gets ‘outstanding’.
Kumar: (eyes popping out) What? Ridiculous! So who gets ‘poor’ rating?
Big Boss: Those are the ones we forget to write down.
Kumar: What the hell! And how can paper bits stick to ceiling for
Big Boss: Oh no, now you have started questioning our 20 year old
All images via ACT Responsible .
Like it or not, we’re bombarded with advertisements from companies encouraging us to purchase the latest and greatest products they have to offer each and everyday. Slick magazine ads and TV commercials feature great photography, memorable taglines, models and more to lead us into temptation.
More recently, some of that advertising space has been filled with a different kind of message created by ad agencies who’ve teamed up with environmental groups, government and others to ask us to buy into something else: the protection of the planet. Whether or not you think these ads make us think and act differently, one thing’s for sure – it’s nice to see some socially responsible ads out there! Read on, and you’ll discover 20 awesomely creative environmental ads from around the world.
To see larger resolution images, click on the campaign name link or name of the ad.
1. Face for Green Korea United
Agency: Daehong Communications
Campaign Name: Rescue us
Tagline: We are drowning. Rescue us from global warming.
Produced in South Korea.
A powerful ad showing that rising sea levels directly impact humans. The companion ad in this campaign depicts an island in the shape of a hand, slowly being overtaken by the sea.
2. Swimming Pool for Regional Environmental Awareness
Agency: Naga DDB Malaysia
Produced in Malaysia.
Swimming pool is a really cool ad where a city’s skyline is completely immersed in water. The writing on the wall: “Don’t let this be our future. Save our rainforest, stop global warming.”
3. Industrial Pollution for China Environmental Protection Foundation
Campaign Name: Shan Shui
Produced in China.
A familiar style of Chinese painting called “Shan Shui” – literally “mountain-water” – where artists depict spectacular natural vistas for viewers’ admiration is updated for the reality of the 21st century; a closer inspection of Industrial Revolution reveals “mountains” of high-rise buildings, endless hydro towers and a set of highways. The set of three ads also includes beautiful “paintings” of Global Warming andAutomotive Pollution.
4. Lady for Evergreen
Campaign Name: Be the root
Tagline: Be the root. Nature in the city begins with all of us. The harder you try, the more it will thrive. We need your help.
Agency: ZiG Inc.
Produced in Canada.
Putting down your roots has new meaning in this ad that urges us to bring nature back to the city.
5. Green Song for MTV
Agency: 180 Amsterdam
Produced in the Netherlands
A catchy tune and colourful graphics makes this a memorable ad for the MTV generation.
6. Ice for WWF
Campaign Name: Light On
Tagline: When you leave the light on, you are not the only one who pays.
Agency: Ogilvy & Mather
Produced in the Ukraine.
This is a cool series of three ads where nature’s flora and fauna are represented in wallpaper you might find in a child’s bedroom. Ice features cute polar bears and penguins floating on small ice floes.
7. Dolphin for Veolia Environnement
Campaign Name: Veolia Environnement 2009
Tagline: The environment is an industrial challenge
Agency: BETC Euro RSCG
Produced in France.
Dolphin is one of six print ads in the 2009 Veolia Environnement campaign. All feature aerial views of sprawling cities with a strategically placed animal or plant image embedded in the city-scape to create a thought-provoking series of ads.
8. Sand Specimen for Khaleej Times
Tagline: On average 50 to 100 feet of beach is lost for every foot of sea-level rise. How long before land disappears all together? You decide. Help stop global warming.
Agency: Percept Gulf
Produced in the Unite Arab Emirates.
This picture, called Sand Specimen, shows a little bit of sand stored in a jar, and reminds us of those old museum specimens of extinct species.
9. Revenge for Cencosud
Tagline: Bring Your Bag.
Agency: Kepel & Mata
Produced in Argentina.
This is a great video to remind us to bring our own bags to the store. A bit Lion King-ish, but that’s not a bad thing! Translated, the text at the end of the video reads: “We’re all innocent. We’re all guilty. Plastic bags destroy the environment. Bring your bag.”
10. Koala for DHKD
Campaign Name: Nature preservation
Tagline: The world needs more trees.
Produced in Turkey.
Look closely and you’ll see that each inch of the tree trunk is covered in koala bears: it’s the only tree they can find!
11. Air Conditioners for Columbia Sportswear Company
Tagline: The air cooling your home is heating the world.
Agency: Prolam/Y&R S.A.
Produced in Chile.
From ACT’s website:
“Columbia Sportswear Company has sponsored a warning to Santiago residents with an outdoor advertisement challenging the use of air conditioners. A bannerheld against an apartment block wall shows a man and his child struggling to cope in a flood. Air conditioning units project through the art work. ‘El aire que enfria tu hogar. Calienta el mundo’ is translated in English as ‘The air cooling your home is heating the world.'”
12. City Again Forest for Greenpeace
Tagline: Forests for life
Agency: Beijing Dentsu Advertising Co., Ltd.
Produced in China.
Our furry friends have been pushed to the brink of a cliff (read: extinction) in the war between animals and the machines (powered by us humans) in this ad, called City Again Forest.
13. The dying screensaver for Red Sea Coral Rescue Team
Agency: Shimoni Finkelstein DraftFCB
Produced in Isreal.
The text in the 2nd screen in The dying screensaver ad says, “Beauty doesn’t last forever. Only 30% of the red coral sea reef is still alive. Please help protect it. www.redsearescue.org” It’s an interesting take on those pretty desktop aquariums that pop up when computers are left idle; imagine if that aquarium imitated what was really happening in the real world? It wouldn’t be a pretty sight.
14. Agbar desert for Aigües de Barcelona
Tagline: Our water is thirsty.
Produced in Spain.
Instead of green roofs, here’s a cracked, dry land called Agbar desert sitting atop an urban landscape. It’s not a nice sight at all.
15. Treebike for Livegreentoronto
Tagline: Resources. Tips. Debates. Live Green at Toronto.
Produced in Canada.
The City of Toronto’s Live Green Toronto program is a five-year, $20-million initiative that aims to promote and support actions at the local level to reduce emissions, clean the air and protect the climate. Represented by the Treebike here, the program includes community animators who help people find information, link them to environmental groups and cash in on rebates – all to reach Toronto’s target of an 80 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
16. Printer for Trees for Africa
Tagline: Think before you print
Agency: Lowe Bull
Produced in South Africa.
A pretty neat ad that brings the message home about the impact that printing reams of paper has on the African forest.
17. Sea for Biocorner
Campaign Name: Protect our colors
Tagline: Protect our colors
Produced in Belgium.
This side-by-side comparison of a colourful sea and murky waters packs a real punch.
18. Bomb for Greenpeace
Tagline: Stop the catastrophe
Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi
Produced in Romania.
In Bomb, an image of a tree in the shape of a mushroom cloud sends a powerful message about the consequences of cutting it down.
19. Iceberg candle for NRDC
Agency: Beijing Dentsu Advertising Co., Ltd.
Produced in China.
A small family of penguins stand on a shrinking Iceberg candle. Sadly, they’ve got no place to go.
20. Banana for BUND/Friends of the Earth
Campaign Name: Travelling Fruits
Tagline: Travelling fruits cause pollution.
Agency: McCann-Erickson Brand Communications Agency GmbH
Produced in Germany.
This is not the original work of the Artist this is Taken from http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/featured/creative-environmental-ads/11496