28 February, 2008

A Rose By Any Other Name....

I like the specials in Lidl. I've mentioned this before. I'm nearly always tempted by something there - luckily I do talk myself down most of the time, and I've avoided having a house full of stuff that I don't use or need (just one room of same).

Today they had gardening stuff. Not really my cup of tea, but I had a look none the less since I was there. I could not believe my eyes. They had, for the meagre price of €5.99, Zinc Plant Pots.

The description from their sheet and web site reads as follows

Zinc Plant Pot

* 12L rustic style plant pot with wooden hand grip
* Size: Ø 29cm, height 25.5cm
* Price per item

To me, a gardening dunce, it looked like a bucket. I had to ask my more experienced better half what she thought it was.

"Bucket" she replied.

"'Tis not", I chortled, "'tis a Zinc Plant Pot!"

"It's a bucket", she retorted, "There's even a great big label on the side saying bucket".

There was.

Marketing say Plant Pot, everyone says Bucket....

26 February, 2008

Setanta Sports Not So News

While recently trying to find out the latest score in a soccer match I had the great idea of checking it on Setanta Sports News. If you haven't had the pleasure of seeing the channel, I'll try and describe it. It's one of those news channels which try to fit as much information as they can on the screen at one time. A combination of news tickers, vidi-printer, league tables, and the bit of screen that's left is used to switch between the presenter and score updates.

While waiting for an age for the latest score from the Champions league games, I was being bombarded with the latest scores from reserve games of the lower leagues. The score ticker then switched to the Scottish Premier league, which had one game in progress. At the same time, the ever excited and enthusiastic host gave some insightful and informed information to the same game while the latest score was flashed onto the screen.

You have to wonder where they get their latest scores from....

09 February, 2008

New Original

Of course it's a silly title for a blog, and it makes no sense whatsoever but I didn't make it up!

Shouldn't it have to be old for a while before you'd claim it as original?!