Ah here it is.
I've been waiting all week for this story. And here it is where it should be. On a Friday afternoon. Excellent
It's come to our attention that a trailer for Channel 4's Dispatches - which will next week ask "if the sun is setting" on British Airways - features some rather fetching Playmobil scenes set inside Heathrow's acclaimed Terminal 5. Well, what a very entertaining idea. So entertaining in fact that after El Reg first unleashed …
Could you guys at old "El Reg" please knock up a monthly playmobil as a screen saver or such featuring the main news topics of the month. Would love to see your take on the current banking crisis and particularly your Mr. Darling character.
Smiley face becuase that is how I would fel if you did!
I'm not quite following the story: I think a Playmobil reconstruction of Channel 4 editors meeting Advert Creating wonks and the latter demonstrating a story board of the advert would help.
And the crew of the Good Ship Navratilova would have to be there at the lunchtime pitch in the Ivy.
And Optimus Prime, the Devil Dog and Ms Hilton, naturally.
Come now, El Reg had a great idea, someone else saw that it was a great idea and used it. I sure hope no-one takes legal action against me because I saw their bathroom wall painted a certain colour, liked it and decided to paint my own bathroom the same colour. Do we really want to be asserting ownership of ideas here?
Since Channel 4 are clearly big Reg fans, its time for a full make-over. No more Davina - instead the lovely Asus lady will front (and what a front) all life-style programming. Phil and Kirstie will be replaced by Optimus Prime, Paris becomes the station's international correspondent, and Lester and a Devil Dog can host the evening news programme - politicians answer the questions or have their faces torn off (repeated later on More 4 + Pi).
Let's do lunch and I'm in it for 10%. Call me11
I agree with everything - but keep big brother please.
Instead of those but no more nicey nicey things like that task where they were getting electrocuted. We want blood, let them use Vista until they lose the plot and start eating each other.
Also, I would suggest, a spelling course? just for the basics really:
its != it's
they're != there != their
you're != your
The use of Playmobil figures does not portray the true reality of being in terminal 5. I saw many people resembling Weebles - verily, they did wobble but fall down they did not.
And if you put a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle on it's back, would it be able to right itself.
Where's Action Man?
So C4 are picking up on BA's shenanigans, but what about pointing out how many times BA have been caught with sticky fingers due to Virgin running to The Authorities and saying "Look at this dodgy deal we're in with BA"...
C4 are obvious guilty of piracy, m'lud. Make 'em walk the plank, the scurvy dargs. Aarrgh.
The Channel Four action scenario, despite coming later in the game is obviously moving, whereas the Reg ones definitely aren't.
Therefore any further El Reg illustrations will be, albeit a frozen moment in time, a clear breach of the real IP holders rights and will result in patent litigation.
Whoops, sorry there, ignore all that: for a moment I thought we were talking US software.