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Holy Fucking Moly, This Is My 1000th Blog Post!!!
August 11, 2008, 5:04 am
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… and I managed to do it in just a little over 2 years.

This is obviously a major achievement and demonstrates my ‘best-in-class’ talent at both procrastination and spouting ranty, pointless, shitty nonsense .

I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you to my parents, clients and colleagues for their continual encouragement, advice and support [ahem!] and to the advertising and marketing communities, I want you to know so much of this achievement belongs to you.

😉


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Congratulations to you Robert, commiserations to the rest of us 🙂

Comment by Pete

And you’ve demonstrated amazing consistency throughout.

Comment by John

Wow, that’s awesome. Congrats mate, may the angery fire in you burn for a 1000 more.

Comment by Age

what a waste of fucking time and effort. thats my time and effort im talking about.

now stop writing your self indulgent shit and do some real work which roughly translates to work where clients pay you money for whatever it is you do.

seriously campbell, getting you to do what i want is like herding fucking cats which is so fucking disrespectful after all ive done for you 🙂

Comment by andy@cynic

1000 and counting…

Directly or indirectly, your blog seems to leave no reader (or colleagues) unaffected.

Comment by fredrik sarnblad

yay! 1000!! congratulations lovely. and for all the crap that we give you, i admire your determination and sheer bloody-mindedness, not to mention your madness, sweetness and amazing insight. and i’m going to sound pathetic, but this blog and everyone that comes with it has made such an amazing impact on my life, so i look forward to many more shit and amazing posts from now on 🙂

andy, i have been using the term ‘herding cats’ to describe my job for the last couple of days and nobody else has ever heard that expression before. which means you’re as much of a freak as i am 🙂

Comment by lauren

How many backhanded compliments can one post have. Not forgetting Andy’s lovely forward handed insults …

And Lauren, you are just feeding Andy’s sad little mind with comments like that – if he leaves his wife and heads to Oz, you are in big trouble [both personally and with us 🙂 ]

Comment by Rob

Wow 1000! Congtratulations 🙂

Comment by bhaskar

No wonder Kat couldn’t ever schedule a meeting for me 🙂

Comment by Bazza

Despite my best efforts, I find this blog irresistable.
1,000 posts and no court orders, well done indeed.

Comment by northern

Bang goes your ability to negotiate timelines Robert.

Comment by Lee Hill

Congratulations mate. Here’s to 1,000 more.

Comment by Will

well done, mate. enjoyed most of them. hope you’re okay. celebrate the day and rub the satisfaction in andy’s face.

Comment by Seb

Herding cats… brilliant.

Well done on 1000, long may the ranty opinionated hatred of shit continue!

Comment by Rob Mortimer

I feel blessed.

Comment by Marcus

I’m very grateful for the nice words you’ve written, but lets get this in perspective:

ALL I’VE DONE IS WRITE A THOUSAND LITTLE POSTS/STORIES/RANTS ABOUT NOTHING IN PARTICULAR.

That’s it. I’ve not cured cancer or even adland, I’ve just bitched and moaned on an on-going basis.

Saying that, it that might all stop soon.

Seriously.

Give me a few weeks to finalise something [see Andy & George, I AM working!!!] and you might see a whole new me … and if you think me pissed off is bad, wait till you see me happy, haha!

And just to comment on people’s comments …

BAZZA: It was not because of blogging, it was because I knew you wanted to complain. 🙂

LEE: Bugger, and I was going to ask for an extention on the preso as well, ha!

SEB: You’ve gone down in my estimation if you actually LIKED most of my posts. I can’t like someone who likes me, ha!

Right, back to bed to watch the ongoing WWF fight between my eyelids and jetlag.

Comment by Rob

Marcus, I’m a black-belt in sarcasm spotting so get to the important news, how was your meeting representing the shed? Has it got a payrise? What about a new ‘welcome’ mat? Door handles?

Comment by Rob

rob, if andy did that, he wouldn’t know what hit him 🙂

Comment by lauren

Don’t pretend to be interested in the shed.

Comment by Marcus

im interested in your fucking shed marcus, well im not but i need something normal to talk about because ive just seen campbell and he has decided to go apple. no wonder little baz is getting the big fucking bucks, thats like getting bush to become muslim. so how the fuck was your shed meeting and hurry back, im going to be stuck in an all dayer soon and im going to be forced to stare at a man with a fucking mac.

Comment by andy@cynic

close your eyes and think of england.

Comment by Marcus

same nightmare different reason

Comment by andy@cynic

Just imagine Andy, from tomorrow all my blog posts will be done via an Apple Mac. Except they won’t because I’ve not bought one to do my work on it – I’ve bought one to run my new music studio software, which is not sensible or cost efficient but at least more practical than another R2D2!

And if Bazza was that good, he would of convinced the World to chop 3 feet off our legs so we would be the same height as him – so rest assured, his influence is not that powerful.

Meeting time – I promose I’ll leave the Mac behind so you can concentrate 🙂

PS: I don’t need a Mac to tell the World “I’m a creative person”, I have my Keanu Reeves video to do that, ha!

Comment by Rob

Am I supposed to say something nice here or can I just ignore this post like all his others? 🙂

Comment by Billy Whizz

Can’t wait to see you tomorrow Billy, have a nice day – it might be your last 😉

Comment by Rob

I’ll be waiting at the door with your diet coke and ice but no lemon sir. When do you go back to where you came from again? 🙂

Comment by Billy Whizz

I wouldn’t dream of going without seeing you Billy … it’s obvious your little outburst was a plea for my attention because you wouldn’t say something like that to me, regardless that I pay your quite-possibly-soon-to-end salary 🙂

Comment by Rob

What about if I throw in 2 diet cokes with ice and no lemon and a Jemma shoulder rub?

Comment by Billy Whizz

I feel so blessed by this blog.

Comment by Marcus

Are you inadvertently calling me the Pope then Marcus?

And Billy, pimping out your colleagues is against most employment policies [unless you’re a pimp] plus Jemma is still away, so your offers are bordering on “dial 911 quick” so lets leave it at that shall we.

You will be happy to know that this is the 2nd time I’ve written this comment. I wrote the first one on someone else’s computer and because you were so on my mind, I absent mindedly filled in your details instead of mine. Don’t let that happen again or that’s another black mark against your name 🙂

Comment by Robert

That makes me feel so special, I’ll sleep much better.

Comment by Billy Whizz

Hmm – have Billy and Rob ever been seen in the same room?

Comment by Poirot

We’ll definitely be in the same room tomorrow. But one of us will be leaving after a short while 🙂

Comment by Rob

Gall bladder problems again Rob?

Comment by Billy Whizz

Alright Billy, you can have the last word – does that make you feel better?

And I can’t have a problem with something I haven’t got anymore. I’m sure everyone wanted to know that didn’t they, hahaha!

Ta-ra

Comment by Rob

Rob,

so that scheme about transplants and organs was just about your needs…

quelle suprise 😉

Comment by n to the h

Definition of “last word”. What Billy says 🙂

Comment by Billy Whizz

high pitch squeaks dont count

Comment by John

I’ll remind you of that when your balls are in a vice and you’re begging for it to stop

Comment by Billy Whizz

That doesn’t mean I would be putting your balls in the vice.

I’ve fucked up here haven’t I.

Comment by Billy Whizz

Fuck off, I just tried to write something celebratory. And you should be incredibly honoured as it was the only nice thing I said/wrote/thought today. Some weeks just start horrible. Today we were told that one of our producers had a deadly motorbike accident last week during his hols. And what strikes me is that the good guys (and he was a great chap) die young and that it’s somehow beyond all bearing that nonetheless everybody is working as if nothing has happened. Oh, fuck. I am just in a horrible mood.

Comment by Seb

Well I feel a total shit now. Hope it gets better Seb.

Comment by Billy Whizz

No need to feel shit. It’s just a very brutal reminder that the most important things in life are not things.

Comment by Seb

I did write a long comment about how the only positive that comes out of tragedies like these is that we get a sense of perspective about life back … but it came out all wrong and didn’t convey what I really wanted to say – so just know I’m sorry about what has happened and to remind you [not that you’ll forget] that his family hurt for far longer than his colleagues so keep them in mind like you’ll keep him.

Cheers matey …

Comment by Rob

I feel honestly blessed by this blog. Not.

Comment by Marcus

this isnt 1990 marcus, who the fuck says “not” at the end of sentences anymore? first a suit then this, what the fuck is going on?

billy stop being a crawly twat its unbecoming

Comment by andy@cynic

I’m going through a retro phase. It will pass.

Comment by Marcus

That what I said about my dress sense in 1982.

I was wrong.

PS: What are you doing up at this time Mr Brown. I have an excuse – jetlag – but what’s yours? Hope all is OK matey …

Comment by Rob

The shed called me.

Comment by Marcus




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