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

Hello Old Friend …

A long time ago there was an ad I absolutely loved.

It was very funny.

It was founded on an interesting premise.

It captured the spirit of the times perfectly.

It was this …

How good it that eh?

And as great as it is … if you live in NZ or Australia, it takes on a whole different level of cultural significance because people here used to see this sort of thing every day, every summer.

I must admit, I’d forgotten about it but recently it came back into my life with because of this …

What’s that? I hear you cry.

Well, it’s the pair of budgie smugglers in the ad.

And why

1. Colenso did it.

2. Levi – my creative partner – did it.

And if ever you wanted proof you were in the right place, it’s this.

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That is excellent. Unless you live in a country without sunshine and beaches and then it is a criminal act.

Comment by Pete

Very, very true.

Comment by Rob

Where does he keep the bikini from the other ad?

Comment by John

Is it me, but the fact the product is called trumpet makes it even more amusing.

Comment by George

I hadn’t thought of that. That’s genius.

Comment by Rob

proper fucking advertising.

Comment by andy@cynic

So many in the industry slagged it off when it came out … people who all made sure their name was anonymous.

The same people that slagged off Da Da Ding, you know – the ones who have never made anything interesting but feel they have a right to define what is interesting.

Comment by Rob

you wouldnt fill those out with 10000 pairs of socks.

Comment by andy@cynic

That’s actually a funny comment.

But my best mate Paul would. He’d fill out 10000 of those ‘togs’.

Comment by Rob

youre so fucking strange campbell.

Comment by andy@cynic

You’ll be happy to learn a lot of your comments were automatically sent to the trash by WordPress. I don’t know what you have done to deserve it, but it proves technology does have taste after all.

Comment by Rob

It’s protecting our reputation not yours.

Comment by DH

It seems you have found a perfect home Robert.

Comment by Lee Hill

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