Friday, September 10, 2010

Not the kind of water cooler talk they were expecting

Well the BBC had spent weeks advertising it, probably a whole lot of money went into that and the shooting of the episode and burning down th Queen Vic of course one of Britains most iconic images but I'm sure they thought it would all be worth it if would get people watching and talking, in their ole cliched " Water cooler" style talk at work. And talk they did, although probably not in the way they expected. I think the general opinion could be summed up by the conversation I heard between two girls at work.

Girl 1: Did you see Eastenders last night?
Girl 2: Yeah, it was boring. Nobody died, what a let down!

The award for Celebrity of the week with the firmest grip on reality goes to Boris Jonhson Mayor Of London who when asked if he would challenge David Cameron to become Prime Minister responded " 'I'm more likely to be decapitated by a Frisbee or locked in a disused fridge."

The award for the celebrities who really really need to stop merchandising goes to JLS who have just launched a range of items called Just Love Safe, seen what they've done their aren't they clever boys. This range of items come in a series of boxes each in one of the boys "colours" and a picture of their faces on. And the items?
Why a range of condoms of course.
were boxes, folders and cups just too ordinary?
The boys justified their decision to release the range ( againist the unsurprising howl of moral outrage from certain groups) by saying
"For us we're in positions of power and we can influence a generation of young people and therefore we are trying to use our position in the right way. We recognise we have a responsibility" and to be fair the proceeds will go towards a charity, the rather modestly named " JLS charitable foundation" but their somewhat moral sounding stance was undercut by one of the boys attempt to talk "Street "it's important to put your love in a glove".

It makes you wonder what other merchandising opportunities their are for other bands out there. Go deep see fishing with Britneys new line of spears! Fill your dinner plate with the Black Eyed Peas! There's probably a lot more suggestions out there. Ideas anyone?


Later folks!

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