Archive for November, 2009

The Gillette Curse ? Tiger Woods, David Beckham and Thierry Henry all jinxed in last month

What do Thierry Henry, David Beckham and Tiger Woods all have in common ? 2 things to be exact

1. They are all sponsored by Gillette Razors
2. They have all been involved in worldwide scandals / news in the last 2 weeks

Thierry Henry was first on November 14th with his “hand of god” where he caused worldwide controversy after scoring a goal with an illegal handball and therefore ending Irelands worldcup hopes.

David Beckham was next on November 23rd with his admission that he has had asthma since being a child, but medical experts have played down rumours that he will not suffer during the 2010 wordcup in South Africa where the air is much thinner.

Tiger Woods was third on November 27th when he crashed his car at 2.25am (Florida time) outside his $2.6m Orlando mansion in an “unexplained accident”

Now call me cynical but could it be a marketing ploy by Gillette to promote their next predictable razor blade ? not 1 blade, not 3 blades and not even 5 blades – but 10 BLADES !

We have made an artists impression of how the new Gillette advert may look

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Gillette Razors

Who said using facebook is a waste of time

A teenager from New York who was accused and arrested for armed robbery, has today been cleared of all the charges as his Facebook page had provided him with a concrete alibi.

19 Year old Rodney Bradford spent a whole 12 days in prison after being arrested on the suspicion of armed robbery.

facebook alibi

But Rodney was released after a status update on his Facebook profile placed him acorss the other side of town in his fathers flat at the time of the alleged robbery.

The status update was posted exactly 1 minute before the robbery took place, which made it impossible for Rodney to be at the place at the time of the robbery.

The message posted was intended for his girlfriend, who he hoped would cook him some breakfast. Instead, it proved that Mr Rodney wasn’t near the robbery when it took place.

The charges were dropped after IT experts confirmed the status update was posted from his fathers IP address.

Not to be controversial, but surely it could have just been someone else posting that status update to “provide” an alibli ?

I think I might start updating my Facebook profile and Twitter accounts every few minutes, just incase I get wrongly accused of something I didn’t do and get banged up for almost 2 weeks.

Do you think your kids have too much for xmas ?

The answer is probably yes. I know our 3 kids have WAY too much for christmas and they are all very fortunate to receive everything they ask for and lots more.

Shoe box full of items

For the last few years, my wife and I have been helping Operation Christmas Child through our kids local school, and we wrap up and pack  3 shoeboxes to send to this wonderful organisation, which helps bring happiness to the lives of children who are less fortunate than our own children, and to give them a glimpse of happiness at christmas.

I encourage you to watch this short 30 second clip of a child who has received one of these shoes boxes and the reaction he has to receiving it – Click here for the clip

If that doesnt bring a lump to your throat or a tear to your eye, then I don’t know what will. To see the joy on that kids face, from just receiving a shoebox full of  “christmas presents” which are items which we take for granted on a daily basis is very humbling.

But what was in this child box to make him so happy ?

Basically you get a standard size shoe box and wrap it in christmas paper, and then you fill it with items from the list below :

Toys: Bear, soft toy, tennis ball, finger puppet, jigsaw, yo-yo, building blocks, small musical instrument. For boys trucks and cars, for girls dolls, clip on earrings etc.

Educational supplies: Felt pens, pens, pencils, pencil sharpener, eraser, colouring book, notepad, picture or puzzle book, chalk, pencil case, stickers etc.

Hygiene items: Toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, comb, hair clips, bar of soap, flannel etc.

Other items: Sweets (sell by date to be at least March of the following year), gloves, scarf, sunglasses, cap, hat, bangles, necklaces etc.

It doesn’t cost much and the feeling it gives you to know you have helped out people who are much less fortunate than yourselves is truly worth it, let alone the joy it brings to the child who has received it.

I am not a preacher by any means, but the point of this blog post is to show others that a small act of kindness can make so much difference to someones life for a long time.

Wayne and Coleen’s newborn baby, Kai Wayne Rooney for sale in auction !

Yes you read that right !

The Sun reported that Wayne and Coleen Rooney had their newborn baby today and it was a baby boy which they named Kai Wayne Rooney – click to read the story here

He was born at 2.20pm according to the The Sun news story, and no sooner had the news been broken, people were registering his domain names, with kaiwaynerooney.co.uk and kaiwaynerooney.com being snapped up almost instantly.

Proud parents - Wayne and Coleen Rooney

Something even more shocking is the fact that kaiwaynerooney.co.uk is already up for sale AND in a public auction as someone has already bid on it – click here to see for yourself ! Now you can own kaiwaynerooney.co.uk for the magnificent price of just £45 !

I run and optimise some official websites for a few popular UK and worldwide celebrities with their endorsment as I have the skills to promote the websites on the celebrities behalf, and thus getting them more attention and awareness from the general public.

Some may say this is domain squatting, others will say it is a shrewd businessman taking advantage of a situation to make a quick buck for himself – what do you think ?