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After all the emotion of yesterday’s post, I thought I’d bring things back to the normal [low] standards you’d expect from this blog by being out of date.
What am I talking about?
Fuck knows … however one of the the main [read: only] reasons I like blogging is that I can see how my life and opinions have changed over the years.
With this in mind, I thought I’d see what rubbish I was writing about on this very day over the past few years and see if there were any momentous situations, events or news that occurred or whether – like today – it was my usual brand of crap dressed up as crap.
November 8th 2011
There’s no post, mainly because I was flying to Australia to speak at a NineMSN conference.
The only semi-interesting bit about this post is that it refers to a conference where, a few days earlier, I had been misquoted and ended up looking an even bigger twat than usual.
November 8th 2010
God knows what I was up to, because yet again, there’s no post.
Admittedly there’s no post because I was visiting my Mum – so at least I was doing something more useful than my usual bollocks – but god knows what I was actually doing.
Mind you, the post from a few days earlier was quite good, it’s the one where I got the office to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to my Mum.
November 8th 2009
Proof I’m a good son, I’m away again – visiting my Mum on her birthday.
Of course, I made amends on my return by basically insulting and upsetting the entire audience of the American Chamber of Commerce with a misguided comment about Lee Harvey Oswald.
November 8th 2008
Away again. Jesus. But just one day before, things were a lot more interesting when I pick a fight with Ogilvy.
Actually, I seemingly tend to pick fights with pretty much any agency that sells their – and our industries – credibility down the river, by acting like fucking tools in a desperate attempt to look ‘cool, young and fun’.
That said, when you revisit it, you can’t help but leave with the overriding impression that I did it so I could shamelessly plug Sunshine, our relatively short-lived – but fun – joint venture adventure with M&C Saatchi.
Mind you, they started it when their Athen’s office did one of the worst agency songs since Sapient Nitro’s ‘Idea Engineer’.
November 8th 2007
I was living in Singapore and it was a public holiday so I put up a post about the making of our VB Stubby Symphony spot – practically the day before we got fired for the arrogance and stupidity of holding company politics.
The day before, Nov 7th, is much more errrrm, entertaining.
I find some random – and almost definitely questionable – chart that states on a per capita basis, South Korea spent more cash on online porn than any other country. At least in the previous year.
Having been to South Korea many times, I think that scenario could be entirely true … though if Youporn wasn’t free – and Northern had to pay for his usage, I believe there would be a dramatic shift at the top of the charts.
November 8th 2006
Fucking hell, I was away again. AGAIN!
It is quite possible I was visiting my Mum though, so no one can slag me off for that.
At least not publically.
There is no redeeming feature in any of the blog posts around that date … though on November 15th, I did put up a chart to help planners and creatives solve any disputes.
Despite the fact that no one – NOT ONE – person commented [or even insulted, slagged off or character assassinated], I still think it holds true today.
So where does this all leave us … apart from being bored?
Well, we know I am often away on November 8th.
We know I never write anything of any value on November 8th … which means my comment about enjoying writing this blog so I can see how my life, views & experiences have changed over the years is complete and utter bollocks.
And finally, we know that even when I have nothing of value to write, I still find something to write about.
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