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


The Happiest Place On Earth …

Following on from yesterday’s post, I’ve taken today off so I can take Otis for his first visit to Disneyland.

I can tell you right now he is going to absolutely bloody love it … and I have to tell you I’m glad he will because it has cost the equivalent of the GDP of a medium sized European nation and I’d be devastated to have to sell a kidney for something he won’t enjoy.

As much as I can be rather skeptical about Disney, I have to say they know how to capture kids imagination.

I still remember taking Otis to a hospital in Shanghai and – as soon as he clapped eyes on the TV showing Frozen – his pain and tears disappeared to be replaced with a hypnotic state.

So that’s where I’ll be today and then I’ll spend the weekend trying to recover from it as well as hope my beloved Nottingham Forest end the season on a high, which – given the position they were in last season – already feels like they’re playing in football Disneyland.

Now I know finishing mid-table in the Championship may not seem the sort of thing anyone should celebrate, but when you’ve had the turmoil we’ve had over the last 20 years – and especially the last 5 – it’s feels really good to have a team that is occasionally in the news for the way they’re playing football rather the way the terrible ex-CEO was playing with the club and it’s finances.

So in a way to honor Nottingham Forest being slightly less shit than they were last year [when they were super shit] I hereby reproduce my ‘everything for a £1’ shop version of one of my favourite Nike/Wieden ads ever.

Horrific isn’t it?

Especially compared to the original.

Putting aside the fact I’m wearing something ‘Adidas’, it’s a bit like comparing a pair of Hi-Tec trainers to a pair of NIKE’s, but then that’s like comparing the current Forest side to the team that dominated Europe in the early 80’s.

Or – said another way – how it feels to be a Forest fan for the last couple of decades.

So now I’ve ruined your weekend, I’m off … see you Monday.


12 Comments

The only good thing about this post is knowing Disney are even better at extracting cash from people than you.

Comment by DH

battle of the blaggers. id pay to see that fucking fight.

Comment by andy@cynic

And even a grown man dressed in a Mickey Mouse suit, pointlessly waving to people will look less ridiculous than you in your forest shirt. They will also look less embarrassing as well. But at least Otis will have fun.

Comment by DH

we shouldnt be surprised given its campbell but seeing someone proudly support shit still blows my fucking mind. like american twats who wear trump merchandise.

Comment by andy@cynic

How come you get a day off but we don’t from your posts?

Comment by Billy Whizz

he’s the evil that keeps on fucking giving.

Comment by andy@cynic

dear otis. run your dad ragged and bleed him dry. dont let me down.

Comment by andy@cynic

You will have so much fun.

Comment by Mary Bryant

otis will. but if you compare it to being a shitty forest fan, campbell just might.

Comment by andy@cynic

If my girls find out about this I will sue you. Have a great time at Disneyland and enjoy celebrating Forest’s end of season mediocrity.

Comment by George

I cannot think of a better way to spend Friday.

Comment by Lee Hill

Nice to see forest ended your year on a low.

Comment by DH




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