Saturday, January 14, 2006

Fucking Genius Viral

You've probably seen this. If you haven't you should. It's worth a couple of minutes out of your weekend.

http://www.backingblair.co.uk/london_underground/

Cheers,

nzcreative circle.blogspot.com

13 Comments:

Blogger nzcreativecircle said...

Done by two doctors from London who do a bit of fringe comedy on the side... probably backed ( and possibly conceived ) by the British Labour Party. Very clever. New York solved it's train strike at Xmas by throwing law at the union and threatening them with multi-bazillion dollar fines. This is much smarter. Maybe Brittania is still cool after all.

8:41 AM  
Anonymous Spellcheck said...

Sorry about the spelling errors. It's Sunday morning, I went out last night etc.

8:42 AM  
Anonymous J Howard said...

Would it work for Sydney union bastards?
Probably eh.

11:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"New York solved it's train strike at Xmas by throwing law at the union and threatening them with multi-bazillion dollar fines. This is much smarter."

Exactly what did this viral pieve solve, apart from providing you with a few minutes of entertainment? The strikes are still going on in London - there was one on New Year's Eve - and I'd be very surprised if this so-called piece of brilliance will make any difference.

And as far as NYC goes, the union got pretty much everything it was asking for, so I doubt it was bazillion dollar fines that got them back to work.

2:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a funny song and a cool rant. But it's far from fucking genius. But thnx for the link anyway.

That Virgin music viral was much closer to genius - I reckon the average music lover spent at least a half an hour doing that thing.

9:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

virgin music is so fucking Gold at Cannes it hurts....

11:55 AM  
Blogger nzcreativecircle said...

I guess what I meant was... if you really give a shit then you can communicate with people and strike a chord, very simply and cheaply. The London Underground viral was like that...and as a mate said from London today - "the funniest thing about it is it's fucking true." The US just throws everything to the courts. Default litigation. You only get cool political virals from there during presidential campaigns or the like.Whatever. It made me laugh.

10:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh...it was the fines and nothing but the fines that got NYC moving again. They were targeted at indididuals too. Like, union figures. True. Read more. Read better.

10:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do read better. I also lived through it. True, individuals were targetted, but I (perhaps foolishly) have enough respect for the union and the people involved to think that, having made the difficult decision to go on strike, they wouldn't have just caved in. After all, they knew there'd be fines going in. Besides, if the fines really worked, why did the union achieve their goals? Surely the MTA would have just told them to fuck off if they'd managed to force them back to work through the threat of fines. Understand more. Understand better.

5:40 AM  
Blogger nzcreativecircle said...

How about those All Blacks!!!

10:14 PM  
Anonymous Zorro said...

Dear anonymous one post back. I like the cut of your jib. This is the parry and thrust CB blog needs more of. Tip of the hat...

10:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The virgin muci viral was just a rip off of the same execution done around a decade ago - does anyone remember who the client was?

2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was Pepsi

9:07 PM  

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