Being something of an oenologist, Hotcakes was interested to note
that Richard Branson’s latest business launch is an online wine sales
service. This is all part of Virgin’s strategy to become ’the ultimate
internet retailer’ - along with Amazon and just about every other Tom,
Dick and Harry. But the most interesting part of all this is that
Branson says he wants to make ’wine drinking more fun’. As opposed to
the sheer, unadulterated hell that it is at the moment.
Hotcakes thought a new perspective was needed on BBC 2’s Cabal docusoap
and drafted in Richard Britton of the Jones Britton Breckon agency to
get his opinion. ’Piers Hernu is clearly more than just a cocaine
aficionado,’ opines Britton. ’I think he revealed most about himself
when he said that his girlfriend ’has the most fantastic cleavage, but
is also a nice girl to talk to.’’ Hotcakes thought Hernu revealed most
(or rather least) about himself when his towel was ripped off in the
Rumours now suggest O’Sullivan tried to stop the documentary going
This is understandable given last week’s episode, which traced the
company’s unsuccessful pitch for a Boots contract magazine deal. The
voiceover warned that Cabal would have to ’squeeze more profit out of
Will the commentary on tonight’s episode be even bleaker?
Sport First has issued a press release detailing some revelatory
findings: surprisingly, 97 per cent of the paper’s readers are male, and
93 per cent of them watch football. Equally astounding is the fact that
80 per cent are aged 21-50 and 60 per cent go to the pub at least once a
week. What remarkable insight. Money well spent guys?
If you regularly find yourself with your nose pressed into a stranger’s
armpit, you may be interested in Tubehell.com. The new website is being
promoted by ’guerilla marketing’ company Cunning Stunts, which recently
got a group of people dressed as devils to ride the tube clutching
banners reading: ’We are not sardines, we are human beings’. Whether
cramming a bunch of fake Satans on to the already overcrowded system is
the best way of winning commuters’ hearts, Hotcakes cannot say.