In 2012 The Cigarette Brand Will Become Irrelevant
Ozzies Take Cigarette Pack Warnings To The Next Level – From January 2012, all cigarettes in Australia will be sold in plain packages. No logos, no shiny finishes, no bright colours, no pretty pictures. Instead, graphic health warnings will dominate the pack. In studies with young people, plain packs were perceived as dull and boring, cheap-looking and reduced the flair and appeal associated with smoking. Like those old Stuyvesant ads…mmmm. [smh]
Ridiculous World Cup Competition For Brazil Vs Portugal Game – For no reason other than love, Sony Ericsson and 2oceansvibe have offered an exclusive competition for 2OV readers. A pair of tickets, plus flights, transport and accommodation for the Brazil versus Portugal game in Durban on the 25th of June. But you better MOVE, as the competition ends on Monday! [details-here]
TopTV Launches On May Day – South Africa will see DSTV’s first satellite television competitor TopTV hit the airwaves on May 1. TopTV will offer a total of 55 channels in bouquets that range from R99 to R249 per month. TopTV CEO Vino Govender reckons they are going to change SA’s TV “landscape.” God it just cracks me up when guys throw around “landscape.” Nice one, Vino (if that’s your real name). [mail&guardian]
The 2010 Time 100 (Includes 31 Powerful Women) – It’s that time of the year again. Time Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People in the World! From leaders and heroes, to artists and thinkers, no-one says it better. Am I upset that they only do a top 100? Sure I am. If it was a top 200, at least I wouldn’t be worried about making the cut. With just 100, it’s quite tough, I’ll be honest. [time]
Steve Jobs Opens Up About Flash – If Apple’s position on Flash wasn’t perfectly clear, Steve Jobs has taken the time to write a 1500-word open letter regurgitating the party lines at length. In a word (or three), Apple’s position is “Flash sucks unwashed balls.” It’s nothing Apple hasn’t said before, in one form or another—that Flash is a closed battery-and-resource whore that sucks the life out of Apple’s innovation and you just don’t need it anyway. Wonderful. [gizmodo]
Jen Aniston Is Punishing Herself – So Brad Pitt digs Architectural Digest magazine. He has always digged it. Jen doesn’t give a toss about architecture, and never has. But now, she suddenly appears on the cover of the magazine. Brad and his pals reckon she is punishing herself. I do to . So desperate. Like all those models who appear on the cover of Marie Claire, knowing full well that I read it. Psychos! [foxnews]
Video: Porsche’s 911 GT3 RS Is So Easy A 10-year old kid can drive it – And now we give you the heartwarming tale of the Wörle family. Mr. Wörle owns a prominent Porsche dealership in Germany, and as such, his sons Steppi and Schorschi lend a hand around the family business. How does the guy reward them? By letting them compete at local auto club events with two 911 GT3 RS testers. Hold your breath.. [autoblog]
Arsenal Of Unexploded Bombs Found Outside Clooney’s House – Military experts have been called in to recover a deadly arsenal of unexploded wartime bombs found in the waters outside Hollywood star George Clooney’s Italian lakeside home. The deadly arsenal included hand grenades, mortars and aircraft bombs, found deep in the waters of Lake Como just 14 metres from the actor’s villa. Hectic Schmectic. [dailymail]
Tiger Had Sex With 120 Women – I know, they should just make it a thousand and call it a day. But seriously, the always accurate National Enquirer reckons that his sex counseling vibes revealed some new facts. Apparently the walking hard-on racked up a tally of 120. And that’s apparently excluding his neighbour’s daughter. No spice. [huffers]
Humans Interbred With Neanderthals – Humans today could be part Neanderthal, according to a new study that found our ancestors interbred with an extinct hominid species some millennia ago.Neanderthals walked the Earth between about 130,000 and 30,000 years ago. While they co-existed with modern humans for a while, eventually they went extinct and we didn’t. Why? ‘cos we are awesome! [livescience]
The Best Coke Robert Downey Jr. Ever Had Was With Jack Nicholson – In the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone, Downey talks about everything from doing cocaine with his pops and Jack Nicholson, to his eventual downward spiral into a heroin addiction. “It was the only coke that ever tasted as good as the coke I did with my dad and Jack.” Stunning! [nydailynews]
Something About Jackie Selebi – And then also something about “MEC” and “Roadlink.” Then it’s talking about “Sisulu” and “SANDF” and there seems to be a man jailed for car sales fraud. It’s all there, along with even more riveting news and page-turning information to get you going on your Friday! Get it now on News24’s front page. Go go go! [news24]
Megan Fox Kills It In Tracky Pants – Any true legend knows that the best way to guage a woman’s hotness is when she is moping about in her tracksuit pants. Well I’m pleased to tell you Megan Fox has passed the test as we see her here, absolutely murdering it in a cap, a loose T-shirt and a kak pair of tracksuit pants. So hot! [popoholic]
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