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Sunday, October 20th, 2013

When marketing men make films about football

I finally got around to watching “Thierry Henry 1:1″ on iTunes. The promo material is written in breathless prose: “Who is the personality hidden in this dream career? … What are his ideals? What goals does he want to reach? … Thierry Henry is a world star torn between past and present.” This is all false advertising

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

The Blood of the Impure

The French national anthem, La Marseillaise, is, if you think about it, a pretty nasty song. It dreams, in one of its more memorable verses, that the “blood of the impure” will “irrigate our fields.” It’s a...

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Akon Deserves a Pepsi

Apparently the video for Pepsi’s “Oh Africa” commercial is the first 2010 World Cup commercial to go viral. (I’ve blogged about it here before.)  So much for Coke thinking its official World Cup sponsor status and numerous...

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

“Barça is in my blood, Under my skin”

Dani Alves broke the hearts of Bafana Bafana fans in the Confederations Cup, so I should not having his picture up here.  But if you’re a football fan, then you’ll appreciate the photography of the team of...