Sideswipe

by Ana Samways

Sideswipe: September 2: Something for the weekend

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Now that’s Eau de Toilette. Photo / Supplied
Now that’s Eau de Toilette. Photo / Supplied

Now that's Eau de Toilette: Great ads from toilet cleaner maker Ambi Pur, satirising high-end fashion shoots.

Meme: Stocking is the new planking, apparently. Take one cheesy stock photo (you know, the generic photos used by print media that look contrived and insincere) and imitate it. Here's the confused by technology shot. Go here for more.

Quick clip: World's Shortest Train.

Science: Some clever people have invented a machine that keeps a transplant-ready heart beating while it's on the road... My goodness; at 1.10 in there is an amazing sight - a heart beating in a chilly bin. Wow.

New products: Thanks to reality TV show Supernanny we all know about "time out" for naughty children. When a child has a tantrum you can now discipline them by putting them on the bar-free imprisonment system called the Time Out Pad, which works on a timer and sounds an alarm if they wander off before their time's up.

Nominative determinism: The CEO for charity outfit Food for the Poor is called what?

Local: The Great New Zealand Fire Sale. Some says it's propaganda, I say it's satire.

Fashion: Before Fashion Week, there was the Corbans Fashion Collection, a live event and TV special...This one from 1994 shows exactly how long ago that was. And before that in the 80s was The Benson and Hedges Fashion Design Awards, hosted by before-he-was-Mayor Bob Parker.

Classic clip: Reverse Trivia game on MORE FM from 2009...If the answer's Sunday, what would the question be?

Video: The evolution of fashion (and dance) from 1911 to 2011. This is great (even though it's a viral for Westfield in East London).


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