Total world domination


Here’s a fact.


The difference in ranking terms between world golf number one,  Tiger Woods, and number two, Phil Mickelson, is GREATER than the difference between Phil Mickelson and the World number 1,000.


That is why Tiger Woods is a god.  It just so happens he is decent, honest, truthful, faithful and, dare I say it, handsome.

Tiger is closer this year than ever in the past to concievably winning the Grand Slam of Majors.  I suspect he will slip up somewhere and have to settle for three, startiong with The Masters in April.  And his performance in The Buick last week, on the course that hosts the US Open, suggests that is in the bag too.  He’s only played two tournaments thus far in 2008.  The result?  Two wins.

The scale of that achievement was demonstrated vividly last night when J B Holmes picked up his second ever career win (unusual in most golfers to achieve even two). His reaction said it all.


On the other hand, two wins in two weeks, one in Europe, one in the US, says that even Tiger is perhaps under-represented by his world ranking.



Originally uploaded by mark gorman.

I took this picture 18 days before he died. On June 30th 2007. At a barbecue at our house. It turns out it was the last thing he ever ate. I know it’s a rather melancholy photograph but it was a moment of repose amongst a lot of smiling and laughing. I’ve converted it in Photoshop to add to its melancholy air which might seem a little morbid to some of you but, you know what, I think it’s beautiful and I’m very fond of it. There’s more, happier, pictures of my dad on my Fluickr site which you can find here

the advertising barometer

It just goes to show how attitudes change as these old ads demonstrate.

Fags feature large in the inappropriateness of the past like this one for superbrand Tipalet…


or this for Marlboro…


Social marketing has always been “in your face” but this one for hooker avoidment is brilliant and the casting of an Ameriocan Belle du Jour quite striking.I wonder if “the axis” is refering to the axis of evil.


Speaking of the Axis Ive saved the for last.  This ad for Pakistan International Airlines leaves you thinking…