The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]


Hahahahahahahahahaha …
July 8, 2012, 12:09 pm
Filed under: Comment, Potential Darwin Awards

So I’ve just found out that Business Insider – an organisation that I previously always assumed was smart and insightful – have put this blog in their article:

‘Meet The 22 Most Influential Advertising Bloggers’.

I know … I know … saying any 42 year old, Birkenstock wearing, Queen fan is anything other than tragic, is utter madness.

That said, as much as I’d like to act all casual about it, I feel ridiculously chuffed about it – mainly because I know I shouldn’t be there and I feel I’ve just bagged a night with a young Angelina Jolie who has mistaken me for some big shot movie producer.

For the record [and her lawyers] I am not saying she slept her way into the movie business. It’s just another in a long line of very, very bad analogies by me.

Fortunately Business Insider [who might now be known as Business Outsider, given their endorsement of this blog] bring me back down to earth by basically saying the reason this rubbish is half decent is because of all the people who come on here and swear at me [ie: everyone] but in true Nottingham low self esteem style … I’ll take any compliment – even if it’s an insult.

To end, I’ll leave you with the tweet the lovely Jason Oke said about it:

“If @Robertc1970 making this list isn’t a sign of the advertising apocalypse, I don’t know what is.”

Never a truer word stated.

So thank you to Business Insider for their momentary alarming lack of taste and thank you to all the people who have come on here and abused me – I’m not going to give you any money for it, but I do appreciate how you’ve given my Mum something to be proud of me for … even if Mr Wieden is probably slapping his head in dismay.

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And I thought the NOTW phone tapping scandal was bad for journalism.

Comment by DH

Yes, I have a feeling Rupert Murdoch is breathing a big sigh of relief at this moment.

Comment by Rob

you have got to be fucking kidding me right? how many fucking compromising photographs of people have you fucking got?

Comment by andy@cynic

I knew that Kodak Brownie camera would come in handy.

Comment by Rob

and as i am the king of the fucking comment, theyre basically saying i am fucking brilliant. at least they got one bit right. but fuck me, talk about the end of bastard civilization.

Comment by andy@cynic

is this a nightmare? tell me this is a fucking nightmare.

Comment by andy@cynic

It is for you and it is for the Business Insider. For me, it’s like Nottingham Forest being bought by a Kuwaiti billionaire. Oh, what do you know – they have!

Comment by Rob

you have got to be fucking kidding me. what the fuck is going on with the world these days? fuck the 1%, what about the single jammiest fucking bastard on the fucking planet.

Comment by andy@cynic

I think it’s God’s way of making up for having me grow up in Nottingham and for supporting Nottingham Forest.

Comment by Rob

and they didnt even put you in 22nd position. what the fuck?

Comment by andy@cynic

poor uncle dan. 30 years of building up the best fucking ad agency in the world and some bald, queen loving, sandal wearing twat gets all the bastard business press.

Comment by andy@cynic

this makes you the liz fucking hurley of adland campbell.

Comment by andy@cynic

That’s a compliment in my book because I thought you’d call me, the ‘Eddie The Eagle’ of adland.

Comment by Rob

joey fucking deacon of adland more fucking like.

blue peter reference for you there campbell. better appreciate it.

Comment by andy@cynic

Of course I get it. Slightly disconcerting that is sounds awfully like Queen’s bass player – but I assume you’d say there’s a reason for that.

Comment by Rob

its bad enough you subjected us to a fucking post on the weekend, but this is all too fucking much. im going to bed and i hope im never going to wake up after this shit.

at least you have the good fucking grace to admit its all a bastard sham campbell. youre the only fucker i know that could fall into a barrel of shit and come out sucking megan foxs tit. buy a fucking lottery ticket. youre bound to win the fucking jackpot and then you can use the money to fuck off and leave us all alone once and for fucking all.

Comment by andy@cynic

No fucking way.

Comment by Billy Whizz

tell me afuckingbout it.

Comment by andy@cynic

What are you influential in? Bad dress, shit shoes and encouraging suicide?

Comment by Billy Whizz

And boring the fuck out of people?

Comment by Billy Whizz

Congratulations! Well deserved.

Comment by Simon Kendrick

There goes the neighbourhood. Now Andy will have to work full time leaving comments here to meet and greet all the newcomers, right?

Comment by Andrea

Congratulations to Andrew.
Commiserations to good taste.
Well done Robert.

Comment by Lee Hill

fuck it wasnt a dream. kill me fucking now.

Comment by andy@cynic

Good work Robert. Except it wasn’t really any work was it.

Comment by Bazza

no, he owes it all to me. like fucking usual.

Comment by andy@cynic

Is this good news? I think it is, for Robert & Andrew at least. For the other 21 blog owners, I am guessing this news is very disturbing.

Comment by George

Almost as disturbing as having a miserable brit in the wimbledon final?

Comment by DH

But influential with whom?

Comment by northern

birkenstock wearing lesbians.

Comment by andy@cynic

A good post totally trumped by Mr Oke there..!
Well done :)

Comment by Rob Mortimer (Not a fake Andy)

hooray. it makes me feel kind of bad though. i am less busy as you. i travel less. and still i don’t have time left to do something like this. I think I gonna kill myself now.

Comment by seb

fuck me, seb. what the fuck have you been up to. and what the fuck do you mean youre less busy than campbell? thats fucking impossible unless youre dead.

Comment by andy@cynic

actually i don’t know what i have been up to. work most of the times. bit of travelling. moving to berlin. stuff like that. nothing that could cope with rob becoming the fucking king of the internet. i imagine him working on his empire a bit like this:

Comment by seb

RIB… Congrats… But, as I pointed out to Neil… This was all in reverse order, so AdScam was near the top. I even beat out AdRants on which every fucking post is tits & arse. Loverrrllly. What kind of fucking name is RIB?
Cheers/George “AdScam” Parker

Comment by adscamgeorge

You should be more embarrassed that I’m on the same list as you – that’s like the ultimate in insult isn’t it?

Comment by Rob




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