With the pugilistic phenomenon Fight Club about to debut on the
silver screen, bare-knuckle boxing looks set to become the new black
(and blue). It’s a shame, then, that a well-known tabloid newspaper has
banned us from telling you that one of its sales executives once made a
living belting the daylights out of all-comers in dodgy pubs.
Apparently, it’s not the image the paper wants to project. One thing’s
for sure - Hotcakes isn’t going to pick a bun fight about it.
Winner of the ’dodgy press release of the week’ award goes to the crew
at jewish.co.uk. The PR department issued a release this week stating
that the death of former UK chief rabbi, Immanuel Jakbovitz, had
increased traffic to the site.
Fortunately, however, the site has ’shown a mark of respect’ by not
having a message board for those who wish to express their feelings
about the late Lord. Stranger and stranger.
Hotcakes recently observed a strange new trend among Underground
passengers - Metro rage. It was just after lunchtime and copies of the
freesheet were in short supply at Victoria. As a District Line train
pulled in, a lone Metro could be seen on an empty seat. As the doors
opened, two customers made a dash for the paper. The bulkier of the two
men was victorious, allowing himself a smug smile of satisfaction as he
turned to the sports section.
Cue lines about unfurling hoses and spurting nozzles. Company magazine
recently got into bed - if not literally, it was not for want of trying
- with a bunch of hunky firefighters, to promote the magazine. Apart
from producing a very fetching (ie tacky) calendar of the chaps in their
kecks, they also sent the firefighters to do a tour of the agencies.
Can’t imagine all those laddish buyers getting excited, but they can
come and point their hoses at smouldering Hotcakes anytime.