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


2011: A Year In Review.
December 20, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: Comment

Not bad.

Not as good as 2010, but pretty damn good all the same.

Especially because of my recent holiday & my wife’s cake successes.

It’s also that time of year where people in the ad community make a bunch of predictions about what will be big – or will have been big – this time next year.

As I’ve said before, I hate that sort of shit because if you disagree with them, they just say, “it hasn’t happened yet so wait and see” … so as I can’t beat them, I’m going to join them by saying my prediction for this time next year is we’ll have had another 12 months of talking the same old shit except we’ll all be using a bunch of new, improved, shiny names to describe it all because adland and the plannersphere think that’s all it takes to impress the masses and keep our intelligent delusions alive.

The end. [Of this post and quote possibly our industry]


41 Comments so far
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fuck me campbell, when are you signing off from this fucking blog and giving us all a fucking rest?

Comment by andy@cynic

Tomorrow Andy. Just one more day of pain.

For you and me.

Comment by Rob

stop playing with us and kill us for fucks sake.

Comment by andy@cynic

nice adland and planner kicking at the end though. about fucking time you wrote something we agree with.

Comment by andy@cynic

apart from you being a twat.

Comment by andy@cynic

im great and my father skills are going to be off the fucking charts.

Comment by andy@cynic

queen, birkenstocks, nottingham forest, nottingham and planning all fucking suck the big, fat one.

Comment by andy@cynic

this blog is a weapon of mass fucking suicide.

Comment by andy@cynic

Only you could illustrate an end of year review with a calender featuring a 30 day month, thus reminding us that your year ends in September or starts in April which, given your endless holiday reports, we already knew.

Comment by John

November – not September.

Comment by John

that was a fucking good rant till you fucked it up.

Comment by andy@cynic

Story of my life.

Comment by John

could be worse. could be a birkenstock wearing queen fan from nottingham who is a planner. i should be a member of the fucking samaritans.

Comment by andy@cynic

And he wrote quote possibly instead of quite. Or it was a rubbish pun.

Comment by Northern

look at northern paying attention to fucking detail. waking up at 3am to change shitty nappies suits you but shouldnt you be able to use the fucking shitter like a normal adult by now?

and campbell doesnt do puns. he doesnt fucking do anything.

Comment by andy@cynic

Eyes like a hawk. Or an empty life. Which is it Doddsy?

Comment by Billy Whizz

Brilliantly spotted & excellent insulting … now if only I gave a shit.

Comment by Rob

finally a half decent come back campbell. who wrote it for you.

Comment by andy@cynic

im going on a final fucking holiday before this time of year becomes the season for pester power, santa fucking bollocks, shitty wrapping and overpriced fisher price wank or whoevers making the shit the ankle biting money leeches like these fucking days so happy blah blah fucking blah to the lot of you (even campbell) and lets hope 2012 is blah blah fucking blah for all of you.

ps) where the fuck are my cards and presents from all of you wankers?

Comment by andy@cynic

Well deserved.

Comment by John

Just you wait until the mind numbing Kidd tv shows. There will come a point when you actually learn to enjoy them, that’s when you know you’re well and truly doomed to a life of mpv’s and toy cars cunningly hidden to cause maximum injury when you trip over them
In other news I’ve been left in charge of the kids while mrs northern goes at to drink and cackle with her friends. Both kids are alive, in bed and happy. I don’t know why she pretends all this is so hard

Comment by Northern

nice macho bollocks there groper only let down by soon the same bollocks you just accused campbell of, writing “at” instead of “out”. what the fuck is it with you planner types or is it a bald bastard thing?

Comment by andy@cynic

I can claim sleep deprivation something you’ll become good friends with very soon
(chuckles evilly)

Comment by Northern

you cant wake up when youre in nyc and the beautiful fucking parasites are in blanada.

Comment by andy@cynic

What Andrew failed to mention is that he will be spending Christmas day with my family. He claims it is his present to us, we are still assessing that view.

Comment by George

the only fucking reason you invited me is so you can see my face as your 3 little girls turn into killer sharks as they devour their christmas presents under the tree and then spend the whole day screaming loudly and demanding i play whatever overpriced toy youve succumbed to buying for them. bastard.

Comment by andy@cynic

You should film it, the DVD’s would fly off the shelves and you’d make a fortune. Except in China – where you’d be able to get it for a fraction of the price, probably before you’d even finished filming it.

Comment by Rob

Your last paragraph is so true Robert. Another year of adland renaming or reclaiming approaches or techniques that have been in existence for decades. Behavioral economics anyone?

I’m not sure if this is your last post of the year or not, but happy holidays to you and Jill and everyone who has made this blog so interesting for the last year.

Not enjoyable. Interesting.

Comment by Pete

creep.

Comment by andy@cynic

Pete said what I wanted to say but happy holidays to everyone, I’ll be contributing to the mayhem much more in ’12.

Comment by Bazza

All I care about is seeing this tattoo you claim you’ve had so you can pretend you’re me. Gay.

Comment by Billy Whizz

Interesting way to come out Billy.

Comment by John

billys not gay. hes too fucking ugly to be gay.

Comment by andy@cynic

I’m not ugly, I’m interesting.

Comment by Billy Whizz

slightly fucking interesting.

Comment by andy@cynic

Happy holidays everyone. Thank you for the views, laughs & insults over the past 12 months.

Comment by George

you should just be thanking me. every other fucker on here has just ignored you.

Comment by andy@cynic

too good.

happy holidays now rob.

Comment by Mike See

It was a pleasure to read almost every post here this year. Good job Rob and thank you. I won’t go into details but this blog has changed me a little bit and in a good way.

Special thanks goes to the cheerleading team and of course the captain of the team. You have showed top form this year guys. Keep it that way.

So, happy holidays everybody and see you soon, in 2012.

Comment by toto

Don’t drink and drive.

Comment by DH

just fucking drink. and no campbell, i dont mean diet coke with ice and no fucking lemon.

Comment by andy@cynic




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