Thursday, November 27, 2008

Robin sets a new world record

I have come under a bit of pressure this week after my last two posts failed to capture the atmosphere and enthusiasm that has surrounded the agency due to the arrival of both our skateboard and our new snowboarding game. Given such great content and killing it in such a way with just a lazy one sentence is not acceptable. Rather than just erase it and forget it ever happened I am instead apologizing. I'm sorry (Sid) and I'm sorry to our seven readers for boring, boring posts.

So, in return for said boring posts this week I offer you Karmobama's finest ever blog post yet.

Last Sunday whilst sitting down to a traditional English Sunday roast dinner, Robin, our gentleman creative and traditional worldwide explorer decided it was time to go once again where no man had gone before. Having eyed up the current Guinness world record of Ferrero Rochers unwrapped and eaten in 1 minute for many years (it being 5 for your reference) Robin felt it was time to rewrite some records.

And time it certainly was. On that very Sunday evening Robin smashed the record. As I type we are currently sending off the footage to Guinness in return for a little certificate and hopefully some Guinness. Unfortunately it seems he is not the only one who has managed this, but watch this space as it seems the Christmas Party would be an ideal venue to rewrite the record books once again!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Our new deck

Ben bought us a company skateboard to make the trips to the printer more extreme.

Shaun White snowboarding arrives!

The Wii fully comes to life again in the office as Shaun White snowboarding arrives and we hit the mountains! Robin (pictured) is leading the way in the points at the moment...

Friday, November 21, 2008

Olympia smells of sex

Erotica 2008 has arrived in little old innocent Olympia and we don't know where to look. From Mirabell to Best Mengall 2 the stench of rubber and fluff fills the air. Ben and Sid have donned the safety overalls and are heading down to see what all the fuss is about.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

New Faces

Gosh it's been a while on the new faces front, hasn't it?
The revolving doors of Karmapia have been ... revolving and fresh faces have come and gone, come and gone and come again.
So, in a completely irregular feature, please say hello to the following fantabulous people:

Calli Sharpe.

Cripes, Calli has been here yonks but we just never got around to saying a proper hello. Calli was previously a fitness instructor and an Algerian assassin before moving into the wacky world of advertising. Calli is top notch and knows her mind and has a dream to free all the young children from bondage and ensure the fish of the sea have enough to eat. Calli is an Account Director and, as Cheryl Cole would say 'We loooooove you'.

Angie Adams.

Angie was only born in March but since then has been outstanding in her general growth and maturity to adulthood. If you youtube Angie's name you can watch an amazing video of her swallowing her own foot. And then the foot of an unsuspecting male bystander. In her spare time Angie is a professional golfer and a deep sea diver. She is an Account Manager and as plastic-fantatic Danni would say 'We loooooooove you sooooo much.'

Liam 'The Tyrant' Stratton.

Liam has killed brick walls just by staring at them and in a former life was a gunslinger in India. We don't quite know how he found us, but Liam just sort of comes in every day, scares us and makes our rather bonkers building work. We haven't actually paid him yet, but he doesn't seem to mind as he lives in the cellar with the ping pong teams' smelly pants. Liam is our Operations Manager and as Louie Walsh would say 'Liam you remind us so much of West Life, but you're better! We love you'.

Hilary Cootes.

Finally, but in no way finally, It's Hilary! Hilary is great although she speaks in a way that none of us actually understand. Hilary's claim to fame is that she is the hair double for the entire cast of Desperate Housewives, both male and female. Hilary is also double jointed and can stand on her head. Literally, stand with her feet on her head, it's incredible. Hilary is an Account Director and as Simon scowlling Cowell would say 'You know Hilary, you've really impressed us, and we think we love you too'.

Oh welcome welcome welcome.

But we're still hiring, and really want a couple of trapeze artists, preferably with some digital planning skills. Let us know if you fit the bill.

The Day Liam Went Stir Fried Bonkers

Well it's been building up for some time.

Poor old Liam has been fighting a losing battle trying to keep the Karma Kitchen spic and span, but without success.
Despite threats of violence, our hard working krew just didn't want to get their mitts mucky washing and tidying up after themselves.

Liam started with some good natured posters 'encouraging' people to do the right thing.

Then, the posters got a bit more aggressive and the threat of 'something drastic' was floated.

But still, no knives were washed, no forks were cleaned, no bowls emptied and no surfaces wiped.

And then, Liam just ... broke!

We came in on Tuesday morning to discover...the cupboards were bare. Quite literally.

Liam had removed every single cup, plate, bowl and piece of cutlery as well as tossing out all the food.

The challenge was to live without for one day, and all would be returned on Wednesday, but if we were naughty again they'd be taken away again, this time for two days, then the next time for three days etc.

So obviously we rallied around, tried not to upset Liam and kept the place clean.

Obviously being an enterprising bunch, we soon found a way around these draconian measures, as Dave and Tom's tea jars show, which were later available for hire at 10p a cuppa.