I caught up with Kelly today (we were making a plan to ship the rest of my stuff over from Cape Town to Amsterdam). Don't worry guys, no drama this side. Heh.
But the more exciting news is: HANK IS FAMOUS IN SOUTH AFRICA!!!
Basically - a whacky, quirky budget airline in S.Africa got into trouble with F I F A for running ads with the headline "Unofficial National Carrier of the You-Know-What". Essentially, if you're not an offical WC sponsor, you can't say those 2 words or allude to it.
F I F A now wants to sue them, and they ran another ad apologizing and offering free flights for life to F I F A president, Sepp Blatter.
There was no response from them.
So... guess what? Hank "changed his name" to Sepp Blatter and claimed the free flights.
You can read the article here. And a blog post here.
A PR stunt, no less, but "Sepp the dog" is now allegedly more famous than the official WC mascot. The airline has been flying him all over S.Africa, snapping pix of him at all the various games and stadiums. He's like the travelling gnome in the movie, Amelie. HAHAHA!
Seriously, this little puppy has his own seat on all flights, a Facebook page, his own Twitter account... and check out these DARLING photos of him all over S.Africa!
You can check out more of his Facebook photos here.
It is TOO FUNNY! He is soooooooo gorgeous, it was bound to happen... (and especially when you know too many people in advertising. Ha.)
And now I can say: You saw him here first, before his pre-diva Lights! Camera! Action! days.