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April 15, 2011, 6:15 am
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I’ve been writing this blog for 5 years …


And while I have written over 1700 posts, the fact is most of them are pretty much the same, just written in a different way.

To be honest, I’ve been finding it much, much harder to write as of late … which is pretty ridiculous given there is always something interesting to say/comment on somewhere out there.

The reason I say this is because I have been back on Northern Planners blog and despite him writing his for way longer than me … he is continually writing fucking fascinating, valuable and informative posts … and to further rub my nose in it, his posts are generally focused on planning and advertising whereas I write nonsense and am still running out of things to say.

Andrew has this amazing ability to teach people amazing skills in simple, engaging and motivating ways … it’s sickeningly brilliant.

Without me wanting to turn this into another NP lovefest, I can honestly say that I regard him as one of the best of the best and [no doubt to his horror] I genuinely hope I can work with him one day.

Of course I’d drive him mad – but I don’t care – because while he would be grinding his teeth and trying to keep his frustration under control … I’d be learning a huge amount of stuff and the thought of that is both exciting and infectious for me.

There’s a lot of good planners out there … planners with an amazing track record of agencies and work … but not only is Northern more than a match for all of them, he is incredibly gracious and generous with his knowledge, talent and advice and if you read his tips for his brilliant A[P]SOTW assignment [tips that would put the APG to shame, especially as they would charge you a fortune for it] you’ll be better for it whether you are new to the industry, an old bastard like me or someone simply interested in how communication works.

Thank you Northern for making me feel shit. But in a good way.

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Comment by andy@cynic

how the fuck did the kid with the leo sayer moptop turn into that bald youporn obsessed, media arts hating sexpest?

puberty did that fucker the world of good. except for the slap head.

Comment by andy@cynic

that hair makes you look like brian fucking may, queens poodle haired twat guitarist and campbells celebrity shag. probably.

no fucking wonder he writes such nice shit about you.

oi campbell, arent you worried horsecock will be jealous? or jill. but definitely horsecock.

Comment by andy@cynic

Dont tell everyone!

Comment by John

guess this post proves groper really was the silver tongued casafuckingnova he said he was in his younger days. pity he now gets bald, 40 year old, ugly male planner twats loving him rather than bores housewives.

age can be fucking hard on a man.

on the positive groper, you can make the missus realise how lucky she is to have someone in such fucking demand. and its a story you can tell will (your son not the fucking other one) but you’d be better off keeping this to yourself, hoping to fuck the whole sorry post gets deleted at some point and never fucking ever meet campbell in a place without a fuckload of people around. and walls to keep your back to.

fucking most ridiculous post ive read and for the shit that ive seem on here, thats fucking saying something.

at least i now fucking get why you turned us down.

Comment by andy@cynic

im guessing campbell ripped those photos from northerns facebook shit. best fucking ad for their fucked up privacy settings ive seen.

now northern, explain why the fuck you would be campbells facebook twat in the first fucking place?

only got your fucking self to blame.

Comment by andy@cynic

1700 posts? fuck me you have more fucking shit in you than i thought.

Comment by andy@cynic

i feel a fuckload better now. thank you for fucking reading.

Comment by andy@cynic

dont worry doddsy, no one reads this shit.

Comment by andy@cynic

Something tells me Jill will be making some more ‘eat shit’ cupcakes today.

Comment by Billy Whizz

and delivered directly into his gob by her fist.

Comment by andy@cynic

I concur – his account planning school posts have been fantastic

Comment by Simon Kendrick

concur? were not in the fucking command centre of the us air force. careful there simon, you might turn into one of “them”.

fuck knows who “them” are but theyre not the sort of wankers you want to turn in to.

Comment by andy@cynic

Northern is a special guy, who else could have that “hello sailor” pose perfected at such an early age.

Comment by Billy Whizz

best fucking comment youve ever fucking written.

Comment by andy@cynic

The compliments have come flying this week.

Comment by Billy Whizz

it wont last.

Comment by andy@cynic

Great posts.

I mean northern, not yours.

Comment by DH

The praise you are heap on Northern is more than justified, even if the way you do it seems grammatically excessive. Personally I think it would be very interesting to see you work together. I also believe it would be very fruitful, so maybe it’s time you asked Uncle Dan to open a northern England office and make it happen.

Comment by George

grammatically excessive? you mean he sounds gay. why dont you just come out and fucking say it, youre amongst friends. or at least people who all think campbell is a very fucking weird bastard.

Comment by andy@cynic

hello mr campbell. weve read this post and wanted to know if youd like to buy one of our closets so you can come out of it.

Comment by closets r us

Do you supply Tom Cruise too?

Comment by Billy Whizz

i can meet you in the public toilets of some shitty london park at dusk if you fancy it.

Comment by george michael

I don’t really think I can – or should – add anything, especially as Andy went on a 9 comment rant without seemingly taking a breath whilst also questioning my sexuality and Northern’s pulling capabilities.

Because of that, I’ll make a hasty retreat and hope the essence of what I was actually trying to say is understood rather than a focus on the Closets R Us type of comment [which was sadly, rather good]

Comment by Rob

fucking wimp.

Comment by andy@cynic

i agree with you rob – those posts on the APSOTW strategy were killer. i even thought about putting something in for it! which make andrew officially evil.
perhaps it’s in the name. [but whilst andrew hovells is spouting words of wisdom for the cause, andrew boucher is doing a fine impression of linda blair in the exorcist.]

Comment by lauren

Andy has written 200.000 comments – that were basically all the same.

Comment by Marcus

The same Andrew Boucher that has written papers on logical philosophy, Dedekinds proof and, my favourite, “proving quadratic reciprocity”?

Comment by tom

He was young and needed the money.

Comment by Rob

If I didn’t agree with you about the talents of Mr Northern I’d say this post was hugely sycophantic.

That he isn’t working on billion pound international brand strategy at the best agencies in the world is a negative mark on the industry’s recruitment policies.

Comment by Rob Mortimer

Billion pound brand strategy? Fuck me, who is?

Comment by Rob

But your point is valid, though to be fair, I don’t know if he’d want to do that – especially now. That’s not a criticism, it’s actually a massive compliment.

Comment by Rob

Are you suggesting I’m not working at the best agency in the world?
I’d be interested in your criteria

Comment by northern

independent fucking tests have shown wherever i work is classified as the best place in the world which is why a shitty fucking shack in canadas shitty big countryside is now considered the fucking hottest shop in the world. clients: 4 builders and a fucking demanding wife with too many romance images swimming around her hot little head.

Comment by andy@cynic

Them’s a big can of worms… I’ll let your imagination decide which agencies I think you should be at!

Comment by Rob Mortimer

Is that a job offer?don’t forget those who can’t teach
I find it amusing by the way that andy is actually a nicer guy than rob and the grumpier he gets the more it shows

Comment by northern

of course im a nicer guy than campbell. pol fucking pot is a nicer guy than campbell. why the fuck are you flirting with me groper? well i understand why, im fucking hot and amazing, but are you announcing youre a potential replacement singer for the novelty act known as queen?

and how the fuck can you not mention the photos in this post, especially the “hello sailor” one. thats either balls of fucking steel or the knowledge you look even fucking worse in the flesh now.

and the only job campbell can offer is his gadget curator. pays shit, you have to put up with him but you could fuck with his mind by turning all his worldly possessions at a slight angle. you might not know it but that would fuck with his puny fucking mind.

Comment by andy@cynic

I’ve always been in touch with my femine side. So naturally the homoerotic tension in this post isn’t lost on me
And stop going on about turning you down, you know it winds me up (but little boy and number 2 I saw in the scan today make it all worth it)

Comment by northern

which is why i fucking do it. and you did. but its all campbells fault. and your highly fertile fucking sperm.

Comment by andy@cynic

note: for making babies, not gay planner shit.

Comment by andy@cynic

what do those that cant teach do? kiddy fiddling? what are you trying to fucking say or is this intellectual planning bollocks again?

Comment by andy@cynic

Dear Andrew H

Rob Campbell has written about you for the second or third time. I think it’s about time for you to write about Robert.

Comment by TOTOinTrouble

i agree. we need to make sure every fucker knows how much of a fucking twat he is. actually dont. youre going to be a dad again and you dont want to let what little fucking reputation you have, be fucked up by linking your name to campbells any more than is absofuckinglutely necessary.

and it would look fucking gay.

nice try toto, or should i say mrs c, but were sharp as fucking tacks.

Comment by andy@cynic

no no, I’m not Mrs C. I’m man and i’m sexually attracted only to women. I know this question will cross your mind. But it’s normal in today’s world.

I don’t think it would look gay. It would be a nice gesture. Campbell would love it.

Comment by TOTOinTrouble

Which is exactly why it shouldn’t happen.

Comment by John

I’m with John and strangely enough, I think Rob would be too.

Comment by Pete

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