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Monthly Archives: August, 2016

MIFF 2016 part five

Here is another ad that I watched at least fifty times: ‘Keep it classy’. Now, you know anything that says: keep it classy is going to be the antithesis of … Continue reading

August 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

MIFF 2016 part four

Grey Goose vodka is French Vodka. Don’t forget it. This ad starts with a spasm of fake symphonic jazz and a black-bobbed dominatrix in leather pants cracking a whip at … Continue reading

August 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

MIFF 2016 part three

Born to be blue Chet Baker is a likeable and dedicated trumpet player. He is popular and successful.┬áHe is pretty, and sings like an off-key puppy. You just want to … Continue reading

August 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

MIFF 2016 part two

August 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

MIFF 2016 part one

At the pub last week, a woman asked me if I had ever done anything reckless before. I must have come across as some kind of compulsive hand-washer in need … Continue reading

August 10, 2016 · Leave a comment