Monday, February 06, 2006

A Tank? How bout a Pop Gun?

Just a brief note to say that this Battle of the Ad Blogs ("...we can't promise any groupies." — HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA) is even more pathetic than, you know, actual advertising awards. Because while writing advertising is a joke, writing even semi-serious critiques about advertising is completely arbitrary and pointless. Right, Mr. Frustrated Wannabe Copywriter Mark Dolliver of Adweek et al? Oh, and good luck to all you trailblazers.

9 Comments:

Blogger Angelina said...

Yes, but seriously...how do you really feel?


OH HAHAHWHEHAHHAHWHEHAHAHEEHAHAH!! I never get tired of that one. Oh, me, oh, sigh!

2:08 PM  
Anonymous Bob Garfield said...

Yo, bro, why you gotta be hatin' on Mark Dolliver? Did he give one of your ads a bad review or somethin'?

4:42 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Hey old man Garfield, is that really you (doubt it)? You and geezer Stu Elliott use the same proctologist? Anyway, no my agency's much too small to attract Dolliver's bad writing. Still, for all the co-douche bag copywriters out there he has smugly derided, I'd like to put a blank sheet of paper in front of his face and give him an hour to come up with an ad for whatever product. You, too. The results would be quite funny, I'm 100% sure.

6:40 PM  
Anonymous Jumper Bailey said...

Although I suspect you'd never join a club that allows people like yourself to be members...Man, I wanted to vote for the Copyranter somewhere, anywhere...maybe in the "general strafing and carpetbombing" category. Maybe in the "scorched earth" or "take no prisoners" category. What a letdown.

So I had to content myself with voting for the Portugese blog. I don't know Portugese, but I just had the best feeling about that one. Call it gut instinct.

8:48 PM  
Anonymous Jumper Bailey said...

...and let's make that "Portuguese." Fire the proofreader.

8:50 PM  
Anonymous Bob Garfield said...

No, Stu Elliott and I do not share the same proctologist. We do, however, visit the same gynecologist. (Oh, that pesky vaginal infection. . .)

As for your challenge, well, you may think coming up with ideas on command is difficult. But hey, try making a career of writing tedious, simplistic reviews with a vocabulary of only 218 words -- and cohosting an equally tedious weekly radio show on NPR.

Checkmate, my friend!

9:08 PM  
Anonymous shadow said...

must be very difficult is to co-host a WEEKLY radio show.
Do you prepare material like a teacher prepares a class?
How long is the duration of said show?
(2 hour program?)
excuses excuses excuses

11:04 AM  
Anonymous Ben Popken said...

How is that a checkmate? Your queen is totally open.

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Bob Garfield said...

Ooooooh! Snap!

3:22 PM  

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