It was way too hot this week. So, let’s cool down and sum up the week that was in 5 quick things:
A Japanese Company is Selling Armpit Ad Space…Apparently
We’re up in arms about this story of a Japanese company selling advertising space on womens’ armpits.
Now, come on!? Really? This can’t be real…for sure?
Well, there’s a website*. But that doesn’t mean it’s not fake. That just means they’ve got a good web developer.
It’s like they’re pulling a satirical prank on us westerners. Maybe they’re playing up to our perceptions of Japan, a country known for its wacky game shows and weird-ass horror films? Or maybe this is just a massive PR stunt for deodorant? Maybe we should expect a formation of women to come out mid-YMCA dance with each armpit spelling out ‘You Got Punk’d’?
Or maybe this is just the future of advertising….?
What a time to be alive.
Heinz Mayo Have Got a Taste for Twitter
Heinz (Seriously) Good Mayo is trying out a (seriously) good social campaign idea. The mayo brand just got a Twitter account and is now declaring it “only follows people with the tastiest names”.
— Heinz Mayo (@heinzmayo) July 18, 2018
In a week or so, it’s already gained 400 followers with this strategy. Not bad. But then it is following 10 times that. And we’re pretty sure these folks have changed their Twitter handles to up their followers.
Maybe mayo doesn’t mix well with everything, huh?
Talking of recipes…
We’ve Learnt What The Prime Minister Does At Home
What does Theresa May do when she’s not doing Brexit stuff?
We’ve been wondering this for some time, which is why we’re so glad someone asked her, as we would never have known she’s got 150 recipe books at home. Interesting fact.
Theresa May on why she likes cooking: “I enjoy cooking which has a benefit because you get to eat it as well as make it.” pic.twitter.com/bLDakivOKA
— Adam Bienkov (@AdamBienkov) July 23, 2018
This Monk Has Had Enough With Online Reviews
If you ever visit a monastery you better leave a good Tripadvisor review, otherwise this monk/keyboard warrior will go after you.
Monk at Buddhist temple lodgings on Japan’s Mt. Koya is 100% done with your tourist crap pic.twitter.com/W6SZ1Sktwk
— Melissa Martin (@DoubleEmMartin) July 23, 2018
After his comments went viral he apologised for losing his patience.
Remember folks, there’s a real monk on the other side of that screen. Be nice. And don’t be a whiny tourist.
If you ever think you can’t do the right thing just because you’re one person, then watch this video of a swedish student halting a flight to stop an asylum seeker from being deported.
And, look out for the english person making a bad name for us all.
* There’s also a music video as an advertisement for armpit cream. Or we think there is anyway. It’s hard to tell. If anyone knows Japanese, let us know please.