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

Early Christmas Present …
September 19, 2014, 6:20 am
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So it’s just under 14 weeks till Christmas.


As most of you know, this Christmas I’m going to be rather preoccupied so as I don’t want you to miss out on my festive generosity, I thought I’d give you your present now.

Are you ready for it?

It’s 2 and a half weeks of blog ranting freedom.

Yes, 18 days without having to read posts about Queen, Birkenstocks or … well, those are the only subjects I seem to write about these days.

But at least it’s not about fatherhood and how advanced my son is for his age.

Yet. Ahem.

But all that aside, isn’t that good news?!!!

OK, so the people you should be thanking are Wieden+Kennedy, Nike and the Chinese Government because the first two decided to push aside their better judgement and ask me come over to Portland for next week and then – yes, you guessed it – the lovely people at the Chinese Government have mandated there’s a week long national holiday the week after.

Seriously, the only people who are probably happier about this news is my planning colleagues – especially Paula – as this means she can now settle in to her new life and job without me talking to her every 2 minutes.

So enjoy my gift to you all but spare a thought for the people of Portland, LA, Vancouver and Nottingham because they’re not going to be so fortunate.

Happy [pre] Christmas and I’ll see you October 8th*.


* Unless I have the overwhelming urge to post something rubbish on here. Which – let’s be honest – is highly possible.

28 Comments so far
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you have got to be fucking shitting me.

Comment by andy@cynic

Alas I am not. Be afraid, be very afraid.

Comment by Rob

and I fucking hope youre not thinking of seeing me in vanfuckingcouver. i don’t like the place already but that will fucking make it inhabitable for me.

Comment by andy@cynic

See above comment. Don’t tell me … you’ll be back in NYC over the next 2 weeks.

Comment by Rob

ill be in fucking iraq.

Comment by andy@cynic

isnt portland fucking sick of you yet? this is what happens when youre a bunch of fucking hippy liberalists.

Comment by andy@cynic

Best ad for the tea party ever.

Comment by DH

Why don’t you just fuck off. Everyone would be much happier reading “AdScam.” ‘Cos it is written by a fucking prince. You can spend the next couple of weeks in Portland pretending to be a planner. Ouch, I am in a bad mood today. Time for my next Fourth Reich Potato Vodka. Which reminds me, we shall be separated by less than 500 miles. Get Dan to fly you over, and we’ll get pissed. At W+K’s expense.

Comment by adscamgeorge

you want campbell to visit you? you must be fucking smashed already.

Comment by andy@cynic

You know he doesn’t drink George? He just drives you to drink.

Comment by DH

If people doubted how fucked up the ad business was before, this news will convince them.

Comment by DH

I’d rather have a PS4.

Comment by Billy Whizz

You’ve not been good this year so expect a Megadrive from Santa. Personally, I’d of given you a Philips G7000, but the white bearded gentleman is more generous than me.

Comment by Rob

Good to see that Dan and Nike are taking your HR violations seriously.

Comment by John


Comment by George

In total seriousness Rob, how many days holiday do you get when you combine your Wieden days with national holidays?

Comment by Pete

you mean how many fucking days is he actually at work.

Comment by andy@cynic

I think this is where I would plead the 5th on the grounds that any answer may worsen my situation.

Comment by Rob

It doesn’t make any difference how many days vacation he gets. When he’s in the “office” he isn’t fucking working. He’s dreaming up posts about Birkenstock s, Nottingham Forrest and fucking Queen. When W+K hired him, they decided to send him to the place he could do the least damage… China… ‘Cos they’re always on fucking holiday. Do I have to keep explaining this shit to everyone???

Comment by adscamgeorge

Have you been talking to Dan?

Comment by Rob

Makes sense. Just don’t get why China would have him.

Comment by DH

Their retail sector needed a boost.

Comment by John

You must be a frequent flyer billionaire by now Robert.

Comment by Lee Hill

If I was, you’d be the Bill Gates of frequent flyer points.

Comment by Rob

Quite incredible.

Comment by Northern

If you ever leave WK, it’s quite possible you’ll be leaving to spend less time with your family

Comment by Northern


Comment by DH

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