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I’m About To Be A Member Of The Low Rollers Club …
October 16, 2009, 6:24 am
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Have a look at the photos below and tell me where you think they were taken …

Any ideas?

OK I’ll give you a few clues.

1/ It’s a gamblers paradise.

2/ It has hotels like The Hard Rock, Venetian and MGM Grand.

3/ It’s full of big spenders, prostitutes and gloriously bad taste memorabilia.

Got it?

Yes … that’s right, it’s China.

OK, strictly speaking it’s a land ‘owned’ by China called Macau – but eitherway, it’s part of the communist governments ‘interests’ which is probably quite strange for some of you to get your heads around.

Well here’s something a bit stranger … it’s officially the gambling capital of the World.

Yep, little ol’ Macau is bigger than Las Vegas in terms of revenues taken.

Mad eh!

But the point of this post is not to highlight how by the time you read this, I will have gambled away everything I have managed to pull together over the last 39 years [that’s a joke Jill, stop packing your bags] it’s to draw the metaphor with how business talks about the importance of following a ‘carefully crafted strategy’ even though they will happily chuck it out in the blink of an eye if they think they can make some quick cash from another venture which may fly in the face of what they supposedly stand for.

Of course, few will ever openly admit that … and I’m all for companies making tons of cash … however when so many are so quick to criticise their agencies for going ‘off brand’, I find it quite amusing that if you scratch the surface [and sometimes you don’t even have to do that] you realise they go way more off tangent than most in adland could ever hope to achieve.

And I include Fallon’s “Trucks” ad in that. 🙂

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have you won our fucking 2010 budget yet or blown our 2009 profits?

why the fuck do you get all the good gigs? you cant even play pissing “snap”.

i dont know what you must have on god, but it must be some pretty good shit.

Comment by andy@cynic

red 18.

Comment by andy@cynic

Fish where the fish are.

Comment by john

Business has more in common with the capitals of vice than not just practicing what they preach.

Now tell me more about these prostitutes.

Comment by Billy Whizz

OK Billy, how about the fact they still wouldn’t say yes to you, even if you offered them double.

Hope that helps.

Comment by Rob

dostoevsky’s The Gambler is a cracking read.

Comment by Charles

So’s the pamphlet “Are you addicted to gambling?”


Comment by Rob

So’s the Racing Post.

Comment by john

Go to the tower and look through the glass floor… that’s how deep your pockets need to be.

Comment by Rob Mortimer

did i say red 18? i meant white 24. i hope you havent lost all the fucking money i basically put in your back pocket.

Comment by andy@cynic

What about the fucking prostitutes?

Did you see what I did there Amazing.

Comment by Billy Whizz

mind-blowing, more like

Comment by peggy

Prostitutes who blow minds? Whatever will they think of next?

Comment by john

have you been chopped into little pieces by the fucking triads yet campbell? if you have, i get first fucking dibs on your pens, chair and pissing stupid antique calculator.

Comment by andy@cynic

I think the answer to your question John, is they will think of anything that doesn’t involve having to actually touch you or Billy in any physical way. 🙂

And no Andy, I am alive and well – sorry – however my mind might be cause for concern as I’m currently thinking about flying down to Singapore to see Mr Big in concert.

Yeah, laugh it up buddy …

Comment by Rob

Oh, and I came out about even by the way.

[Which isn’t that hard when you gamble a total of about 10 bucks, ha!]

Comment by Rob

so did you go to singapore to see mr big rob? and was carrie there too?

Comment by peggy

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