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December 12, 2005 5:12 AM   Subscribe

Stelios goes down! (flash)
posted by 13twelve (25 comments total)

 
neat. I like the unusual controls. Runs a bit slow though on my machine
posted by Dag Maggot at 5:34 AM on December 12, 2005


Hangs forever trying to find googleanalytics.

Stelios gave me a box of chocolates once. He used to do this for every passenger on every EasyJet flight that was on his birthday (14 Feb).
posted by scruss at 5:39 AM on December 12, 2005


If only they'd start selling those *lovely* orange shirts the flight attendants wear.
posted by penguin pie at 5:43 AM on December 12, 2005


Yes, penguin, it would be wonderful to wear one while sipping Pepsi Blue. :)
posted by Malor at 6:06 AM on December 12, 2005


...and will attempt to revolutionise the way consumers use the Internet to buy watches.

*gasps!*
posted by Blip at 6:21 AM on December 12, 2005


Metafilter: will attempt to revolutionise the way consumers gasp at attempts to revolutionise the way consumers use the Internet to buy watches.
posted by StickyCarpet at 6:39 AM on December 12, 2005


He's launched his own range of male grooming products, I got some aftershave discounted for 50p in Boots, it wasn't bad. I haven't seen the products on the shelves for a while, I can't think why...
posted by hnnrs at 7:11 AM on December 12, 2005


I'd never heard of Stelios and Easy Group. It seems strange to my American mind that such a seemingly disparate group of businesses (other than the travel related enterprises) would all share the same branding.
posted by crumbly at 7:21 AM on December 12, 2005


If it doesn't do anything is it still easy?
posted by OmieWise at 7:35 AM on December 12, 2005


I'd never heard of Stelios and Easy Group. It seems strange to my American mind that such a seemingly disparate group of businesses (other than the travel related enterprises) would all share the same branding.

It's like a 19th century (or modern Japanese)-style conglomerate. Except shittier. Which is fine for things like air travel (I just want to get there close to the suggested time and safely) or internet cafes (I don't care that there are eight turks clustered around the terminal next to mine looking at porn*). But anyone who wants a £10 watch can probably find one without EasyWatch. Some of their ventures sem a little half-baked. Others are great.

* that really happened on 9/27/05 c. 14:00 at the Tottenham Court location.
posted by Mayor Curley at 7:36 AM on December 12, 2005


I'd never heard of Stelios and Easy Group. It seems strange to my American mind that such a seemingly disparate group of businesses (other than the travel related enterprises) would all share the same branding.

Is the Virgin brand not known in America?
posted by salmacis at 7:52 AM on December 12, 2005


easy - the poor man's virgin.
posted by hnnrs at 8:18 AM on December 12, 2005


salmacis, I had completely forgotten about Virgin. I knew they were into music publishing and retailing, airlines, games, and cellphones, but before looking at their site I had no idea how wide ranging their businesses really were. Wine, cosmetics, jewelry, pensions, insurance, mortgages, bridal wear, isp... wow.

Still, I think Virgin's branding is a much less overbearing than Stelios's. And Easy Pizza just completely throws me. I would have thought that having the scent of conglomerate in your pizza brand would be a bit of a black mark.
posted by crumbly at 8:49 AM on December 12, 2005


i thought this was going to be some footage of Scott Stelios getting hip-checked.
posted by NationalKato at 9:01 AM on December 12, 2005


So is it just me, or is this retardedly hard? I've been sent back to level 1 about 40 times now, cause I can't seem to get him to go fast enough to make it in level 2.
posted by Who_Am_I at 9:05 AM on December 12, 2005


I hadn't heard of this person/brand either. Now I have. One for person/brand. 0 for pbf.
posted by prettyboyfloyd at 9:08 AM on December 12, 2005


Ah, never mind. You've got to pull the arrow down, not up. Duur.
posted by Who_Am_I at 9:09 AM on December 12, 2005


Pulling the arrow forwards and watching him flop is fun
posted by 13twelve at 9:16 AM on December 12, 2005


But anyone who wants a £10 watch can probably find one without EasyWatch.

and if they can't find one easily, i have some genuine Rollecks watches for £9-6.
posted by beelzbubba at 9:33 AM on December 12, 2005


The watches look like something you'd get in a christmas cracker, appropriately enough.
posted by Protocols of the Elders of Awesome at 9:49 AM on December 12, 2005


Pull it all the way back, then down about 30'. This will get you through all levels near-perfectly. No challenge.

But fun, if marketing pap.
posted by Imperfect at 9:49 AM on December 12, 2005


Isn't this like having a Wal-mart brand watch? Who could you possibly impress with it?
posted by blue_beetle at 9:59 AM on December 12, 2005


Well, only one problem. All their watches apparently think there's 99 seconds to the minute. Not for me, thank you.
posted by Samizdata at 10:21 AM on December 12, 2005


I found this game surprisingly difficult, then read Imperfect's comment. I then went back and did them all perfectly. I feel so ashamed of my Flash-gaming abilities...

Also, how did consumers buy watches from the Internet before the Stelios revolution? Surely the answer is that they didn't? My money's on this becoming another Easy cinema.
posted by greycap at 2:37 PM on December 12, 2005


As they say on myspace, "thanks for the ad."
posted by Citizen Premier at 7:15 PM on December 12, 2005


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