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Is This The Best Ad For Canada?
May 14, 2013, 6:14 am
Filed under: Comment

I know American’s like to view Canadian’s as ‘Mexicans In Jumpers’, but at least they don’t need the most childish instructions for every aspect of life – from how to cook a frozen pizza to telling people roads are wet when it rains – because they’ve allowed an over zealous litigious culture to survive and thrive*.

And no, I’m not saying that because my wife – and a whole bunch of my colleagues – come from Mooseland.

OK, I am, it’s just I needed an excuse to show this photograph. Sorry.

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* Conveniently ignoring that yesterday’s post completely counters the ‘point’ of this one.


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if canadians were as sweet as they fucking try and make themselves out to be, they wouldnt fucking charge twice as much as they quoted to turn a fucking pile of wood into the mills and boon money pit palace mrs b insisted we buy.

the positive is theyre not from wales or nottingham.

Comment by andy@cynic

You’re back with a bang. Gold.

Comment by DH

Welcome back Andy.

Comment by Pete

Still smarting over that, despite it being nearly 3 years ago.

Where grudges are concerned, you’re like an elephant.

Comment by Rob

And given how many grudges you have, it also means your mind is like a computer filing system.

Comment by Rob

and what the fuck is with another short blog post? i shouldnt complain but rambling on like a daily fail reader is your fucking trademark and now youre writing posts that are even easier to ignore. sort your fucking self out campbell. i know you slack off doing real work but slacking off the stuff that you use as an excuse to slack off everyfuckingthing else is taking the total fucking piss.

enough of this shit, im going to get pissed to numb the pain of this blog. and canadian fucking tradesmen.

Comment by andy@cynic

If you’ve read 4 of Campbell’s blog posts you’ve read them all.

Parents
Planning
Triumph over adversity
Queen

So I only read the comments. Short and more varied than Campbell’s ranting.

Comment by Billy Whizz

Billy… Winner… Kudos… Not a Douchenozzle.
Cheers/George “AdScam” Parker

Comment by George Parker

I feel like I’ve just won an oscar.

George recognizes brilliance when he sees it. What’s wrong with the rest of you?

Comment by Billy Whizz

That’s easy. George has never met you.

Don’t cry, you still managed to sum up Rob’s only topics of convrrsation perfectly.

Comment by DH

George also has a good line in sarcasm.

Comment by John

Thanks Billy. Thanks George.

Bastards.

Comment by Rob

Only Canada would write a bitchy comment on the side of their coffee cup then not name the country in case it upset them.

Comment by Billy Whizz

Mexicans in jumpers. Finally something you’ve done worth stealing Rob.

Comment by Billy Whizz

Why are you complaining about Americans? Didn’t that over litigious society keep you in toys as a kid. And as an adult.

Comment by DH

Mexicans without jumpers who don’t know that if takes the subjunctive form of the verb.

Comment by John

But if you did burn yourself with their coffee, you would be able to go to the local hospital and get treatment that doesn’t require you to remortgage your home to pay for the bandaid and pain killer.

Comment by George

@Rob… Great picture. I am stealing it and will use it on “AdScam.” Obviously, I will claim it as my own creation and give you no credit. Because, as you know, I am a fucking prince!
Cheers/George

Comment by George Parker

That line on the cup would make more sense if Canadian’s didn’t think coffee should be served at 40 degrees and needed maple syrup in everything.

Comment by Pete

@Pete…
I did a post on AdScam a few weeks ago about the theft of millions of gallons of maple syrup from the Canadian Maple Syrup National Reserve… No shit. I also found out that there is a National Bacon Reserve somewhere. See… AdScam brings you really important stuff. Not like the shit Rob puts out. Just kidding Rob, you know I think you’re a fucking prince with the world’s second best ad blog.
Cheers/George

Comment by George Parker

According to Business Insider, it’s the World’s* 5th best blog isn’t it? Mind you, when they get to updating their ‘best ad blogs’, I’m sure they’ll come to their senses and place mine in 1,463,743rd place.

* Exaggerated in true adland style.

Comment by Rob

And that maple syrup story was insane. There was an article on it in Bloomberg or Fortune magazine … and it’s all sounds like the industry is a mass of Mafiaesque barons. Amazing. Especially for a place like Canada where even people begging on the street say ‘thank you’ when you tell them you haven’t got any money to give them.

Comment by Rob

@Rob…
I used to write stuff for Business Insider. After a while I asked them if I was ever going to get paid for this shit. They said NO. So I stopped doing it… I am an AdHo. They are wankers.
Cheers/George

Comment by George Parker

I’m a Kim Kardashian ad ho. I put it out for free.

Comment by Rob

I went to Canada in winter
Now I’m hard dad only put on the heating for an hour a day but Jesus no wonder they like their coffee hot
Come to think of it my first ever proper drinking experience was with the Canadian swim team but less said about that the better
As it happens I pitched to some Canadians on Friday. If we win I like Canadians. If they tell us to never bring the social media consultant we had with us ill be even happier. Beyond Nathan barley.
I’m typing on an iPhone so don’t expect any of this to make sense
I’m en route to a trends conference don’t expect any of that to make sense either

Comment by Northern

Can I just say that you should type your comments on an iPhone more often.

1. It makes sense.
2. Less spelling errors.

This is the 2nd time you’ve mentioned that ‘social media expert’ … were they the equivalent of Media Arts in human form or something?

Comment by Rob

A coffee cup made me laugh. Jesus.

Comment by Marcus

That’s what marriage does to you.

[Supercongratulationsyetagain!]

Comment by Rob

Thanks Rob.

Comment by Marcus

Married? Excellent news. Congratulations to you and yours Marcus.

Comment by George

Thank you very much George.

Comment by Marcus

i go on holiday and the whole fucking world changes. except this blog that is consistently fucking painful. well fucking done marcus. i presume like campbell, youve married out of your league. jammy bastard but confuckingratulations.

Comment by andy@cynic

Well and truly out of my league, Andy.

Comment by Marcus

I don’t know about the “Mexicans in Jumpers” part but I wouldn’t mind a little more common sense here in the US of A.

Comment by muggleinconverse

I had no idea they were so passive-aggressive up there…

Comment by kevin

Yeah, because you shouldn’t be able to sue when the coffee is so hot you require skin grafts.

Comment by David

youre a yank arent you david.

Comment by andy@cynic




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