one week to go
not that much to say really. Nicholas Cage was at the deck yesterday, but i missed it.
here's some more stuff about the natives:
- All americans think that the south african accent is australian. I'm tired of telling people i'm not from australia.
- americans take elections seriously. at least, the competitors do. new york state gubernatorial elections are up soon, as are the mayorial elections for new york city. the adverts are amazing - the general tactic seems to be dig up as much dirt as you can on your opponent and advertise it on tv. the only rule seems to be that you have to declare in about pt 3 font at the bottom of the screen who paid for the ad. that's it. i wish we could get away with this sort of thing in SA. elections would be much more interesting. 'Vote No for corruption. Vote No for (insert name here)'. '(Insert name here) has a history of criminal activity, has been proven in a court of law to have abused their power, and has employed his entire family in parliament. Do you really want this person in charge?' Man, it would be great.
- its not a real advert if it doesn't have at least one disclaimer. ads for cough mixture are followed by someone very quickly detailing all the adverse side effects and warnings to consult your physician etc etc. ads for cars all have the caption 'professional driver, closed course' on them, like you don't know the guy doing the handbrake turn is not you.
stay tuned for the next installment.