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Archive for November 2008

‘Tache Talk – Day 17

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The Inferno chaps have now entered the third week of Movember, and the luxuriant lippy goodness has now lost its novel ability to shock. Whereas last week the facial furniture around the office still warranted a second look, it now seems completely natural. Indeed, were some of the more hairy members of Team ‘Tache to roll into work tomorrow with a clean-shaven top lip I fear there would be an outcry at their nude public indecency.

Sadly, this sense of bristly camaraderie does not necessarily extend beyond the Inferno office walls. Matt L spent the majority of his lunch hour sobbing into his Biltong after being cruelly mocked by a woman in Soho on Saturday night for his cad-ish style.  Tom L has been mistaken for a wandering hobo and had coins and half-drunken cans of lager thrown at him. Worse still, I have been told by my own Mother that I look like a 16 year-old Dungeons and Dragons enthusiast*.

So, next time you see a gent with a spattering of hair on his top lip, don’t cross over to the other side of the street. Don’t knowingly turn to your young child and warn him about the strange little man. Don’t pretend you are not at home when the hairy chap comes to call, nor whisper ‘paedophile’ as the humble fellow walks ahead of you.

Rather, dig deep and give to the cause. And always remember: Team ‘Tache has feelings too.

*Fair.

Greg

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Guess again

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Elegance...

Written by pilotlight

18/11/2008 at 10:50 am

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Movember Week 2 update

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So we near the halfway point of the Infernal chaps attempts to furnish their upper lips with hair, and as you can see the fellows are having pretty varied levels of success in the old tache department.

Current tache leaders must be Matt S and Tom B (Tommy L is discounted because he has a full beard which is just cheating), although rumour has it that there is a splendid, dare I say, luxuriant effort being grown over at Microsoft’s HQ in Reading where James Tutt has joined in the charidee push.

For my own part, well what can I say? Perhaps unsurprisingly my Mo is pretty pathetic. What has surprised me is the fact that it seems to be exclusively blonde and ginger. Comments thus far have ranged from clients simply laughing in my face (or rather at it) – thanks Lou at Sony!, through to “70’s porn star” and “if Clark Gable became a tramp”. I just really don’t know how to take that last one…

Grant

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Written by pilotlight

13/11/2008 at 3:35 pm

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Pull to flush

Pull to flush

So during my lunch break today I logged onto Facebook and something caught my eye. My American friends (and some UK as well), who so often utilise the status updates function to impart comical/pointless one liners on how their days are panning out, are utilising it for something a little deeper today. Almost all of them have updates related to the US elections, invariably supporting Obama but many simply imploring their fellow countrymen to get out and vote.

 

I found this intriguing for a number of reasons.

 

How strange it is that despite being several thousands of miles away we are now able to get real time updates on peoples thoughts and feelings in real time about an election which will ultimately affect us here in the UK

 

Did the creators of Facebook ever envisage the site being used as a political campaigning tool?

 

Would people aged below 30 in the UK be so keen to voice political opinions in such an open and campaigning way?

 

I have no definitive answers on any of those points but it would be interesting to hear what thoughts are out there.

Liam

 

 

Written by pilotlight

04/11/2008 at 4:02 pm

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The Best A Man Can Get

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I regularly rack my brains for a legitimate excuse NOT to shave for an entire month. I hate shaving. It hurts, it extends the time required in the bathroom each morning and it costs money (note to Gillette: please, please try to find an innovative new razor that still has the nice strip at the top that allegedly moisturises my sensitive skin, and still has three blades for a smooth finish, yet doesn’t cost so much money that I have been known to release my inner pikey, and wait until I’m flying somewhere just so I can buy new blades from duty free).

Anyway, full gratitude to the Australians, who have provided a perfect excuse for shaving abstinence: charidee: Movember.

Prostate cancer, according to Wikipedia, may cause affected men pain, difficulty in urinating, erectile dysfunction and other symptoms. None of those things sounds good. So I am only too happy to give all the money I’ll save by not shaving for a month and much, much more to a charity that funds basic, translational, clinical and psychosocial research into the causes, prevention and treatment of prostate cancer and also the impact of living with the disease.

And I hope anyone reading this, man or woman, will similarly feel compelled to visit http://www.justgiving.com/movember08 and provide a very good cause some much needed £££.

At the very least, check back in regularly to monitor the cultivation of the Infernal taches. Perhaps we’ll try a little tache topiary later in the month. 

Matt S

 

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The last shave...

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Written by pilotlight

03/11/2008 at 5:53 pm