The Killa Thrilla

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Serena Williams

I just discovered on YouTube that HP has this habit/tradition of making ads with famous people, but with their heads cut-off by the top of the screen. All you hear is the person's voice. I don't like this approach too much. I understand that the goal is to put the importance on the graphics and the narration, but still, it just doesn't do it for me.

Except for when that person is Serena Williams. First, the graphic effects are amazing in this ad. And second there is something else of Serena's body that attracts all the visual attention.

After seeing this ad, I visited the HP site with Serena, so yeah, advertisement does work. But to my disarray, the site really doesn't function properly: first I had to start the Flash animation manually, and then the videos don't show, and you can't close them either. I can't understand how a multi-billion dollar corporation which made a campaign with a star such as Serena, can't get the website of the campaign to work properly. It cancels out all the positive points built by the good ad.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Whisky Cafe review

Over the Christmas vacations, we went to chill at the Whiskey Cafe. I was impressed by the place, it's decor, but I wasn't too impressed by the prices. But it's a posh place, so I guess the prices are to be expected. Read my review of Whisky Cafe here.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Amazing magazine cover

To me, this is the best crappy-commercial-magazine cover of 2009, GQ issue of January 2010. Even though it's a 2010 issue, I saw it in the magazine stands in December 2009, so to me it's a 2009 issue. Now, consider that this woman is young, beautiful, rich, famous and talented, and she was still a victim of conjugal violence. It makes you think and realize that conjugal violence has no limits and bounds in society; it needs to be actively irradiated from the modern world. As does violence in general, be it against women, children or men.