Via Irish Election is the Bertie statement. Leave my family alone is the gist. Good spin.
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Via IrishElection – Bertie Ahern statement on his monies (Not communion or confirmation)Sunday, May 13th, 2007
Stupid Technology – SuggestionsSunday, May 13th, 2007
Looking to compile a list of stupid technologies, both software and hardware. Anyone want to make suggestions?
The Playstation 3? 🙂
Edit: Stupid blog writer presses the private button instead of save as draft and then fixes it by pressing publish. Double D’oh.
User Interfaces can also be included in the list.
Also, those Japanese toilets that went on fire. Stupid technology? Staying with the jacks theme, the toilet seats with neon lights. Why?
Stop shouting at me you lunatic – Fine Gael’s Party Political BroadcastSunday, May 13th, 2007
See it starts out well but then goes downhill after the first 30 milliseconds. I can just see them planning this over their half double decaffeinated half-caf, with a twist of lemon.
Roight, the main requirement, roight, is not to make him look wooden, so, ye know, I think we need to make him as animated as possible.
And that they did. Ladies and gentlemen it’s the elastic spastic show! All he was short was to tap dance. Actually if he did he’d get more respect. Right now the video starts off with a twist, a lean, a hand moving from one side to the other of the body and resting on the other hand.
He’s talking a little too quickly. Props bad. Put the paper down. Stop saying contract so much, stop talking about signing it so much. There’s repetition to enforce something and there’s repetition in a way that tells the audience “Dearest fuckwits.” Guess which Enda appears to be doing? Now, why are you looking at us like that? You appear to be lecturing us. You are acting like a teacher giving out to a naughty child. Get away from behind the desk, it makes you looking like you do not treat the viewers equally.
And then there’s the middle. STOP SHOUTING. It’s torture. Stop shouting “sign the contract”. This is the kind of shit that they force prisoners in Guantanamo to watch on repeat in order to break them. Only FG fanboys thought the speech was worth watching again.
The video ends then with the whole teacher pupil relationship and not the fantasty school uniform, misbehaving school pupil being punished by the hot teacher. Like they’d have anyone able to fill that roll anyway… Overall this is awful. The idea and the facts are good but the implementation was beyond lousy. But at least FG had their leader in their video besides old bats talking about Fianna Fail being amazing cos they gave them electricity and brought the wheel and fire to Ireland.
Update: The killer quote from Treasa:
I think your party political broadcast is a shambles and poorly produced and patronising and all sorts of bad things like thatâ€¦and if I think you paid good money to communications consultants for it, Iâ€™ll wonder if I can trust Fine Gael to get me value for money when they canâ€™t get value for their own
I feel Seasick – Fianna FÃ¡il’s Party Political BroadcastSunday, May 13th, 2007
The techno music in the background, they appealing to boyracers? The constant moving of the fucking camera is REALLY annoying. Stop. Stoppppp. Getting seasick here!
Why are there no Fianna FÃ¡il people in the video? Where’s Bertie? The content itself is hilarious, with people talking about the great stuff that FF have done. Plastic bags costing 15cents. Yay! “The National Treatment Purchase Plan”, oh would ya fuck off with that shite. Like a normal person would talk about that. Still the people in the video do appear to be totally natural unlike those in the Labour video where it was obvious they’re actors (though still kicking the ass of anyone on Fair City). All in all it felt like it was a video ad for a fitness gym because of the music, you just wanted it to end sooner.
Party Political Broadcast – Sorted PartySaturday, May 12th, 2007
Sorted Party on funding:
Sorted Party and the man on the street:
Labour Party Political Broadcast – Worked for meSaturday, May 12th, 2007
As party political broadcasts go, I think it is one of the best I’ve seen though this is the first of this election that I saw. More importantly I think Pat comes across as caring, considerate and genuine in it. Damnit, I’m even calling him Pat instead of Pat Rabbitte, as if he is a family friend or something. Suckered in? Very American style to the whole thing I must say, but it works. Not saying it means they get my vote though!
And also as gaeilge:
Noel Dempsey blog shows the Vincent Browne Video and moreSaturday, May 12th, 2007
Well I never. Nice to see that I can watch Vincent Browne take Bertie to pieces on the official Noel Dempsey Blog:
And also nice to see I can watch Bertie get mauled on the Dragon’s Den too:
Perhaps the Video widget on the sidebar shouldn’t display any video that is tagged with Fianna Fail?
Meanwhile Noel shows a picture from his new movie “The Sound of Music 2: The Celtic Tiger”:
Happy Birthday Conor O’NeillSaturday, May 12th, 2007
31 years of age. Ya look well for that! Happy Birthday Conor.
Newstalk “fake”election posters litter Lower Road in CorkFriday, May 11th, 2007
Noticed today that Newstalk also have those fake election posters on lampposts around the train station in Cork. Not had a chance to get a photo though. Cork City hall said they will get fined if the litter warden goes down and sees them.
Nice for some – ebookers Blog Awards Raffle winner is off to Koh SamuiFriday, May 11th, 2007
Remember the ebookers.ie holiday prize, raffled on the night of the Blog Awards? Well the winner on the night was Karen Quigley. ebookers.ie let me know that she’s now chosen the 8 night trip to nice Koh Samui. That’s in Thailand for all of us that are crap at geography. Karen, I want a postcard. ebookers donated the holiday to let bloggers know of their affiliate programme for blogs and websites. The idea is you have a widget on your site and if someone books a flight or hol or travel insurance, you get a cut. I don’t do ads on this site but it might be a handy little widget for those that already do Google and Amazon ads.