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and the winner is Egg Flip, Big M announces winner

September 22, 2010

Update: get your egg flip now available at sella fella’s everywhere for a limited time only

and the winner is  “Egg Flip”

I enthusiastically wrote of Big M a few weeks ago and how Big M is a popular brand of flavored milk that was first established in Victoria in 1978. Its has since quickly expanded its distribution  into the states of New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland. Original story here.

I first remember when Big M first arrived on the scene, suddenly we did not have to reach for the Quik (NESQUIK®) anymore to have  have flavored milk , it was a brilliant marketing strategy that aimed to increase milk sales and since the humble beginnings we have have seen BIG M become a staple in Australian dairy cabinets and fridges everywhere for the past 32 years, It brings back glorious memories of summers past.

So it was with delight that I realized that they had a competition to bring back one of the flavors past, special edition flavors that ran for only a limited time. the choice included the following

The Choice was between

  • Choc Berry
  • Choc Jaffa
  • Pine Lime
  • Egg Flip
  • Honeycomb
  • Blue Heaven

well now its official Egg Flip has been crowned the winner and will shortly be joining the following range in dairy cabinets and fridges everywhere. What do you think will you be rushing out to purchase Egg Flip Big M? I know I will be.

a trio of sites to check out

September 12, 2010

3 new sites, 3 exciting new places to visit, all part of the rorybaust experiment!

have an egg flip Big M @ your sella fella now

August 31, 2010

http://www.rorybaust.com/2010/08/big-m-egg-flip-back-30th-august.html

It’s back for all to enjoy, you can now all pick up an egg flip Big M at your local sella fella but only for a limited time. I enthusiastically wrote of Big M a few weeks ago and how Big M is a popular brand of flavored milk that was first established here in Victoria in 1978. It quickly expanded its distribution  into the states of New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland.

I first remember when Big M first arrived on the scene, suddenly we did not have to reach for the Quik (NESQUIK®) anymore to have flavored milk , it was a brilliant marketing strategy that aimed to increase milk sales and since the humble beginnings we have seen BIG M become a staple in Australian dairy cabinets and fridges everywhere for the past 32 years, It brings back glorious memories of summers past.
So it was with delight that I realized that they had a competition to bring back one of the flavors past, special edition flavors that ran for only a limited time. the choice included the following
The Choice was between
  • Choc Berry
  • Choc Jaffa
  • Pine Lime
  • Egg Flip
  • Honeycomb
  • Blue Heaven
well now its official Egg Fliphas been crowned the winner and will  be joining the following range in dairy cabinets and fridges everywhere on the 30th of August . I however wont be around for long as it is for a limited time only, so make sure you get out and taste it .
What do you think will you be rushing out to purchase Egg Flip Big M? I know I will be.
http://www.rorybaust.com/2010/08/big-m-egg-flip-back-30th-august.html

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August 19, 2010

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Big M egg flip back 30th August

August 16, 2010
@Now; Big M egg flip back 30th August
I enthusiastically wrote of Big M a few weeks ago and how Big M is a popular brand of flavored milk that was first established here in Victoria in 1978. It quickly expanded its distribution  into the states of New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland.
I first remember when Big M first arrived on the scene, suddenly we did not have to reach for the Quik (NESQUIK®) anymore to have  flavored milk , it was a brilliant marketing strategy that aimed to increase milk sales and since the humble beginnings we have seen BIG M become a staple in Australian dairy cabinets and fridges everywhere for the past 32 years, It brings back glorious memories of summers past.
So it was with delight that I realized that they had a competition to bring back one of the flavors past, special edition flavors that ran for only a limited time. the choice included the following
The Choice was between
  • Choc Berry
  • Choc Jaffa
  • Pine Lime
  • Egg Flip
  • Honeycomb
  • Blue Heaven
well now its official Egg Fliphas been crowned the winner and will  be joining the following range in diary cabinets and fridges everywhere on the 30th of August . I however wont be around for long as it is for a limited time only, so make sure you get out and taste it .
What do you think will you be rushing out to purchase Egg Flip Big M? I know I will be.

@Now history shows Labor taxes the smokers equally unfair as well

August 15, 2010

@Now history shows Labor taxes the smokers equally unfair as well

With an election at hand its important to remember some of this governments actions, and so I have chosen to re explore the increase to the cigarette levy. So let’s be clear about this smoking is a both a bad and disgusting  habit, it may prematurely end your life or at best make you sick, it costs a bucket load of cash to support and it also an addictive and smelly habit.

A couple of months ago now  the Australian government decided that it would increase the price of  cigarettes by increasing the excise (tax) charged by an additional 25%, adding on average $2.00 to the price of  a packet of cigarettes.  This policy as announced by the then Rudd government would raise an extra $5 billion over four years, which the Government will put towards its health and hospitals overhaul. So the news is all good, the government is doing something to wipe out the scourge that smoking is in on our community, nothing to alarm us here, but no, I disagree.

Firstly was this really a health measure ? I am not so sure and I suspect another cynical attempt to increase taxes without a fight, as whom would dare question that this is not about health, after all this was not the only measure announced . The government will also force tobacco companies to put cigarettes in plain packaging, sorry they are going to think about that one, this was one of the many thoughts that came from the Preventative Health Taskforce, but like the Henry Tax Review only the measures that the government find palatable are ever implemented.

Health Minister Nicola Roxon said the tax increase will encourage about 2 to 3 per cent of smokers, or 87 000 people, to stop smoking. Opposition Leader Tony Abbott did say that the Government were making a tax grab and this I think is correct and I will explore why.

But even daring to suggest anything but the purest of motives of our government is immediately hit with scorn, that by taking a stand against this measure I would support the premature death of thousands of Australians. It is almost similar to Senator Conroy’s questioning of any one whose criticism of the proposed internet filter as being an advocates of child pornography, not a very flattering portrayal nor genuine.  However this disingenuous approach is how our now Gillard led government deals with criticism that and it would appear advertising if the current batch of election propaganda is to go by.

Approximately 20% of the Australia population are smokers so this would equate to around  4 million Australian or say a county the equivalent of New Zealand, so we are talking a substantial amount of people, who consume a perfectly legal product that the government knows and independent scientific results as well as Tobacco company funded research has found to be harm full to humans. It has over 400 chemicals added to a natural product that is legislated and controlled by governments.

The bottom line is this product kills, everybody knows it, yet it remains a legal product. The government is complicit in the harm that this product causes despite any claims to the contrary.  As long as  tobacco is taxed the imperative to reduce its consumption is compromised by the need to collect that tax revenue.

If the aim of the tax increase was to encourage smokers to quit why would the cost of products designed to assist in this pursuit of nicotine withdrawal should also rise in accordance with the price increase to the tobacco products.

If the aim was to offer an incentive to people  to quit tobacco why not legislate the usage, the prescription of  tobacco and thus remove availability to a new batch of addicts.

Why not refer to nicotine addiction as what it is a serious health issues that needs to addressed not taxed.

This government sees smokers as nothing more than a taxation solution, if they were serious about wiping out smoking they could do a lot more.  So the next time the government tells you they are doing some thing to combat a problem I would look a lot deeper, there is probably a new tax involved and a disingenuous story to boot. With an election campaign at hand and Australia heading to the polls on the 21st August this form of disingenuous taxation is more the important in deciding which side of politics your support at the ballot.

Do you have an opinion please leave me a comment, I would  love to hear what you have to think.

@ Now: is it a Flanimal or are we all a little Captain Pottie

August 14, 2010

@ Now: is it a Flanimal or are we all a little Captain Pottie.

I read recently that Ricky Gervais is being sued for plagiarism over his bestselling children’s book Flanimals, apparently writer and artist John Savage has claimed that Flanimals is based on his book Captain Pottie’s Wildlife Encyclopaedia.
He has lodged court documents that states Flanimals breaches the copyright in his book by being broadly the same in content and character, and that both books involve a whimsical take on the animal kingdom through the use of drawings and text.
I don’t see it, yes it is both those things but they are concepts and not subject to copyright, Judge for yourself. I think this is pure greed and jealousy and that he really wants a bit of that Ricky Gervais’s success if not his money I see this as destined to fail, however the courts are funny beasts.
A spokeswoman for Gervais has denied the claims and revealed the dispute has been going on for some time and dates back several years. They claim that the concept and illustrations of Flanimals pre-existed John Savage’s work and that they have no claim to answer.
You can check out Captain Pottie’s Wildlife Encyclopaedia and just search Google for images of the Flanimals and compare for yourself, like i said I am not convinced.
More derails on this story can be found here Ricky Gervais sued over best-selling book article the Melbourne Age.
What do you think,? Leave me a comment
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