Saturday, April 24, 2010

Truth in advertising

SW had a very nice time in the Philippines thank you very much. He feels now like he inhabits two very different world: Oz-world and Phil-world. In each, he has different lifestyles, different friends, different diets...quite possibly different personalities, but it's hard for him to tell. He likes this two-world dichotomy, and he also likes it when they cross over -- when friends from one visit the other.

Here's a photo of a banner ad (a real one, not a web one, banners used to be 3-dimensional) in Manila. I commend Dan Eric for truth in advertising, and for evidently paying his model handsomely in kind.

I'd also like to know what "reefer" means in the following context:

Presumably something different to the reefers popular in the highbrow movies made by Cheech & Chong. In case you can't read the sign, it says:
For sale and lease
20/40 ft reefers

All reefers must go! It's reefer madness!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

having recently rediscovered the joy that is secret wombat my life is brighter than ever before!

reefer = refrigerated shipping container, no?

10:53 am  
Blogger secret wombat said...

Hello pol. I GUESS a reefer COULD be a refrigerated shipping container, though that would be far less fun.

11:04 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so true....

i told a friend of mine to start reading SW cause he is moving to manila for a couple of months for work soon - unrice related. i thought he might get a kick out of it :) also v jealous of your recent (or not so recent...) japan adventures.

2:20 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes! SW is back!

8:32 pm  
Blogger secret wombat said...

pol., what will your friend be doing in Manila? And what recent Japan adventures? I haven't been there since 07...

1:53 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he will be working there for six wks or so - living in the middle of manilla. i think he is going to be bored so.... so i'm going to email you now so we aren't having the conversation a la facebook wall.

2:24 pm  

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