Encore Presentation

I hate when a TV station re-runs a program and calls it an “encore presentation”. An encore is when one goes to a concert and the band is so fantastically excellent that when they finish the audience begs them to come back and play more songs. It is not an exact repeat of a TV show that was aired just hours or days before because the TV station has spent a lot of money on it and is desperate to scrounge up some viewers so they can trumpet the show as a success to the advertising companies even if it means just repeating the same thing ad nauseum until people eventually watch it by mistake because there’s nothing else on.
Calling it “encore” also bugs me because it implies that people actually want to watch the show again, which is patently false: the people who really wanted to see it already watched/torrented/taped it. We all know it’s hard,  with multiple digital channels and 24 hours to fill on each one. I’m just asking for a little honesty. Just call it what it really is: a re-run.

Value Pack

I saw this in my local supermarket the other day

In my local supermarket the other day, I saw these Milo bars. A ten-piece value pack; and what great value it is at only $2.77/100g (or $0.749 each).

Nestle Milo Bar, 10 pack. Price is $7.49.


But then I looked a little to my left, and saw this:

Nestle Milo Bar, 6 pack. Price is $4

It is exactly the same thing, except this packet has only six bars in it. But wait, at only $4.00 for the box, that works out to $2.50/100g (or $0.667 each). Surely this latter item is the true value pack!

Moral of the story: don’t trust the marketing!

Power, and gambling, and women

I love this new ad for Betfair:

It’s great to be reminded that women are just cheap sex objects waiting to be bought as playthings – to be paraded around in their underwear in front of one’s friends – by anyone with a little power. It’s a timely reminder of the fact that all women are just dirty whores, waiting to wrap their legs around any man who is powerful enough to gamble from his living room.

Well done Betfair, don’t let all those nasty feminists block our right to misogyny! Put the women back in the kitchen where they belong! You should be commended; you are doing a great public service by letting women gamble online so they have one less reason to leave the house.