Monday, June 25, 2007

Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day & Têtes à Claques

Happy Saint-Jean-Baptiste!

Every year, on the 24th of June, all Québécois get together with friends and family to celebrate the Fête Nationale (National Holiday); la Saint-Jean-Baptiste. It is a privileged moment to celebrate the cultural pride through colourful parades and lively parties marking the holiday. The traditional celebration is in honour of the Patron Saint of French Canadians, who was officially proclaimed as such by His Holiness Pope Pius X in 1908.

The success of Têtes à Claques has rapidly surpass Quebec borders.
While the nation is busy celebrating its rich heritage, Michel Beaudet is taking the time to travel across the Atlantic on a business trip (on flight DC 132?) to meet with the French Cousins. In France the site has reached close to 1 million visitors. That is just a small evident part of something larger to come. Psst.... there is more than 5 million bloggers in France(Technorati)! Above, is the latest clip about a couple traveling to France.

Did he forget his own?
Considering that timing is everything for the development of the multi-million $ machine that is, it is quite surprising that he has not taken the time to create a clip for this special Quebec occasion since clips have been created for X-Mas, New Years, Valentine's day, etc.

Perhaps next year!
Bonne Saint-Jean!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

$15,000 to help the Sainte-Justine children's hospital

Wow! What a fantastic Offer by Têtes à Claques!

The Sepulchre family from Montreal, Quebec paid a total of $14 300 CAN to complete the collection of all 3 Uncle Tom's Super Gadgets on e-bay Canada. $8 600 on the «Body Toner Platinum Edition», $3 550 on the «Classical Willi Waller 2006» and yesterday's bid of $2 146 on the «Amazing LCD Shovel 2007» for a total of $14 296. Even eBay Canada pitched in to round it off at $15 000.

Photo: Presse Canadienne
Why pay so much for a fly swatter, a potato peeler and a shovel?

All 3 items were handed to the lucky Sepulchre family in Montreal, Quebec today. Their second child has been diagnosed with autism 7 years ago and the parents wanted to give back to the Sainte-Justine Hospital Foundation.

Proud Owners or Investors?

All three objects will be exposed at their private Club. Offers have already been made to the Sepulchre to rent the items. All the profit will go directly to the charity.

Celine Sepulchre during a French interview.

Wow! Amazing!

Monday, June 4, 2007

News everywhere! Têtes à claques this, TAC that.

So much one can hardly take it all in.

Where to Start? Have you ever had so much to tell that you couldn’t get it out fast enough. Well, there is a lot going on, for sure, with Têtes à claques / It's all happening too fast to keep up with the stories behind the scenes. So I'll point out a few interesting and recent facts that shouldn't slip by:

First, e-bay auction on Le Willi Waller potato peeler ended Monday: Total $3,550 CAN for the Sainte-Justine Hospital Foundation in Montreal, Canada. Not bad!

Great picture of Michel Beaudet taken at the Gala des Oliviers. Picture From 7jours.

Second, Congratulations to the proud owners David and Céline Sepulchre and their three children Jonathan, Perrick and Arnauld from Montreal, Canada. The family bought the Body Toner Platinum Edition for $8,600 CAN on e-bay. They admit that they would of never considered spending such an amount for a fly swatter if it wasn't for the Children Hospital Foundation.

Third, Analyze that!

Back in April 2007, I posted Têtes à Claques WIN the lottery! Offer 1M$. Hardly one month later, Adviso, a specialized firm in Internet strategy and marketing, estimated that is now worth no less than 12,000,000$. Here is how they came up with the figures. Estimating a 200,000$ profit per month multiplied by 12 months = 2,4 million/year plus the market value estimated up to 10 times the annual revenue!

Last but not least: Céline Dion lightens up and makes fun of the Halloween sketch from Têtes à claques. Her husband René Angélil and the croud enjoy every moment. Yes, it is in French! WOW, c'est pas BEAUTIFUL ça!