29 November 2005
So, without further ado gentlemen, please grab your nicest silk tie, put your laptop next to the closest mirror (if you have trouble visualising) and practise the Windsor, half Windsor, four-in-hand and Pratt knots. Don't hurt yourself. Don't get mad.
And well, I guess ladies can learn how to help gents, right?
Guillaume, reporting from Sussex Place.
19 November 2005
I don’t think I need the relaxation but I really need sleep and procrastination (I prefer to say “farniente”). I have caught a cold and with the fatigue from the two last months, I really feel I need a break. So, for once, I’m taking it easy on the academic work. This rest will be much needed to tackle an interview with Amex, a marketing analysis paper, the first work meeting with our second year project client. And writing the business plan for the project I proposed for my New Venture Development class.
So, that’s another post about MBA life – I’ll be back with more marketing/technology stories soon!
08 November 2005
Amusingly, when the host introduced the episode, he was making a point that manufacturers use to name their cars from “cool” fast / mean animals (jaguar, mustang, viper) and then came the conclusion:
they called it the Panda…because it’s nearly extinct
To go back to the point I made earlier, another cultural difference: you won’t hear Iron Maiden in the US version. That’s also funny how the guys editing the soundtracks on MTV / VH1 shows have like ten CD (and that’s a maximum), of which is the excellent JET’s Get Born (MTV loves Are You Gonna Be My Girl, Take it or leave it and Cold Hard Bitch).
There is a huge difference between the original Pimp my Ride and the UK version (Pimp my Ride UK): in California people scream “O MY GOD” when they see their pimped ride; in the UK, it’s the more down-to-earth “OH FUCK”.
I haven’t seen enough UK episodes to generalise but I found it amusing. Please comment if you have more to share on the subject. I have just eaten a Tesco chicken wrap with a use-by date on 7. nov, so I hope I’ll still be alive to skim through your comments. ;)