- Motion Blur interrogates my belief that PR is an intrinsically more cynical and fake process than human self-representation and expression on blogs (or elsewhere) This is another articulation of the idea that since all human beings attempt to make themselves look okay, that they’re engaging in public relations, which in turn acts as a de facto license for any kind of marketing, advertising or pr strategy…
- Actually semi-decent Mexican food in London? Whatever next! I can quite seriously recommend Wahaca. It doesn’t make me happy like Pancho Villa in San Francisco makes me happy (Prawn Tacos, drool), but it’s way better than most other Mexican food I’ve had in the UK
- According to Zagat (as reported widely in The Guardian, Independent and BBC) London’s restaurants are now the most expensive in the world… I can believe this. I’m not as convinced that the food is as poorly rated as people see to think it is. Perhaps you have to know it well enough to get the best out of it.
- I’m seriously considering getting myself some plasticbag.org branded M&Ms They’re just so totally awesome that I find it astonishing that I don’t have them already. God knows what I’d do with them except give them to people at conferences…
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If you do order the M&Ms, you should be able to use the coupon code OFFER24 to get a free extra bag.
I remember that Paul Arden book. It has one “good” in gold and one “good” in thirty pieces of silver, doesn’t it?
Like most of the slightly floaty notions it espouses, there’s a lot to think about there if nothing else (Paul Arden: at least he gets kids thinking!) That’s probably a consequence of them being so vapid, of course: you project all sorts onto them.
I remember seeing that “everyone has something to sell” line and turning away in disgust. It does explain some of the default, unfettered behaviour patterns among younger generations if you try to picture the world that way, though. Oo, and aren’t policemen looking terribly media-savvy these days?
The main problem with treating every externalising of the self as a marketed, packaged feed of information, though, as most PR people seem to find, is that sooner or later the abyss stares back. And then you’re lost amid a twisty maze of Pot Noodle strands, all alike.
Proper Mexican food in London? Thanks for the tip – I am so there.
I wonder if they decided that English tongues wouldn’t know how to pronounce Oaxaca when they chose the name?
Wahaca isn’t bad but Green & Red is easily the best Mexican restaurant in London, IMHO. Excellent cocktails, too.