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“The man who is not dead still has a chance.”

Holy Mackerel! It’s time to check the loft, the garage and the back of the shed!

This comic, in which Superman makes his debut, has just sold at auction in America for £995,000. In June – 1938, when it was first published, the price was just 10c. Those were the days, Clark Kent would be spinning in his Kryptonite if he could see today’s Superheroes….

Talking of superheroes, Rooney’s injury last night didn’t look too clever … time to review the World Cup betting?

Come on the Dutch!

One of the best bets around at the moment is our new phones. The first samples arrived yesterday and we are so thrilled we’re wearing our underpants over our trousers.


And you don’t need X-RAY vision to see that the quality is superb. They’re already winging their way to Uganda and Namibia, with Somalia to follow…

That’s unless we are snowed in again. There’s been a mix up somewhere – March is supposed to come in like a lion and out like a lamb – NOT the other way around!

My thought for the day:

Is an orange called an orange because it’s orange, or is orange orange because of the orange? Which came first, the fruit or the colour?

The morning after the night before.

Thank God it only happens once a year. It’s my birthday and everyone is home for Easter.

I treated myself to a game of golf, but it rained.

I was treated to steak for dinner, but it was overdone.

And now to top it all, I’m having to watch ‘DOROTHY’ – the latest TV offering from Andrew Lloyd Webber. It would be quite nice to disappear somewhere over that rainbow.

Work is good, PMB goes from strength to strength, and our client list continues to grow. The PMB network is reaching the parts that other suppliers just don’t reach. We have meetings in Somalia, Papua New Guinea and Namibia in the next few weeks. It’ll be the Land of Oz next.

And NO. I don’t have any ruby slippers. And I hate musicals.

Mr Smith goes to Washington

Yesterday we watched Mr Smith Goes to Washington, a 1939 political drama, films like they used to be…. Jefferson Smith, played by James Stewart, was a naive young chap sent to the Capitol by corrupt politicians, but as in all Hollywood movies good overcomes evil, and the Don Quixote of  America gets the girl in the end – without tilting at windmills. He makes decisions and  sticks to them. Justice prevails and there’s a happy ending.

Just like PMB. We say what we mean and mean what we say. We promise an honest trustworthy service, and we won’t compromise on that.

Well. it’s only Monday, and so far our website has just been updated – check out the new products page.

Several tenders are in the ether for USSD and SIM cards.

Our new handsets are on their way.

And I’m in talks with two very interesting South African companies for exclusivity on their must-have hardware.

I need a holiday!

Silvio, Silvio

Never a dull moment in Italy:

This week the carabinieri issued arrest warrants for a total of 56 people in connection with a €2bn tax fraud and money laundering scam reportedly linked to the ‘Ndrangheta – the Calabrian mafia – which took place between 2003 and 2006. Italy’s second largest fixed broadband provider, Fastweb, is also embroiled in the investigation and company founder Silvio Scaglia, who had an arrest warrant out for him, made the police an offer they couldn’t refuse by turning himself in this morning. Scaglia no longer has anything to do with Fastweb, which he sold to Swisscom in 2007, but headed up the firm during the time of the allegations.

PMB always has been, and always will be, transparent and trustworthy.

I’m about to launch some new branded handsets which are top banana – low cost phones – which I am proud to label with the PMB logo. The company website is currently being updated so keep your eyes peeled there for info:


Things to remember when marketing products in other countries:

When Coca-Cola first shipped to China, they named the product something that

when pronounced sounded like “Coca-Cola.” The only problem was that the

characters used meant “Bite the wax tadpole.” They later changed to a

set of characters that mean “Happiness in the mouth.”

A hair products company, Clairol, introduced the “Mist Stick”, a curling

iron, into Germany only to find out that mist is slang for manure.

Not too many people had use for the manure stick.

The Chevy Nova never sold well in Spanish speaking countries. “No va” means

“it doesn’t go” in Spanish.

Wind up?

The next product to hit our shelves is the wind-up phone.

This, I am certain will be a huge success on the African continent, and our order book is already humming with interested parties.



Did you know:

“98% of all the chickens in the world bred for meat today are descended from birds supplied by just three companies.”


Every time I play golf I tee off thinking  – it’s possible, I can do it. Out in 29. Back in 29.

Funnily enough, this is yet to happen. It can only be a matter of time.

And who knows, one day, 98% of all the mobile phones in the world will be supplied by just three companies. And PMB Trading Group will be one of them. If you are going to have a dream, have a big one!