Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Shop With The Literal Name


Main Street, Westport, Connecticut.

In another store today, I almost collided with a member of staff in the aisle - they said "hello" and I said "sorry". That just about sums up the difference between our two nations, I think. Along with the shop sign.

70 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow. Bursting with insight as usual.

Anonymous said...

That just exploded the sarcasm detector.

Anonymous said...

Leave off, he's on his hols!!!

Fimpston Andrews said...

Wonder what the stuff's like in there.

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4am said...

re 10.54

brilliantly scathing.

scamp, i thought it WAS perfectly insightful

George said...
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Anonymous said...

I say sorry in pitches. Even if the work's good.

George said...

When someone steps on my foot by accident, I say sorry. Why?

George said...

Or when I'm walking down the street, and there's someone walking towards me, and we both do that sort of spasticated sidestepping routine, right up until we knock into each other. Why do I say sorry, but the other person sighs heavily and storms off in anger at my obvious attempt at hindering their progress down the road.

Anonymous said...

was it a 'hello' or a 'HHHHeeeeLLLLLLLLLLlllloooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOO?'

with all that shopping you're probably looking hot.

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BG said...

Gosh, all this 'some said spazmo on Scamp' stuff in Campaign is really sad. They truly have fuck-all to write about.

If you think Blogs are going through 'growing pains', Francesca, why not point that high-powered perception at your own £3.60 shitefest? Campaign's been dreary rubbish for years and is now becoming increasingly irrelevant.

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Anonymous said...

the fact that this thing had coverage in Campaign is an example of how shallow the publication is.

Daniel said...

is not harv.
it's a fallon junior thing.
they think they're as good as the agency they work in.

Anonymous said...

Why so harsh on Fallon juniors? Seriously? They've done bloody well to get any TV ad out. Being a junior is tough.

Compare them to the senior creatives at Ogilvy who just made (and are proud of) that god awful ford fiesta Alesha Dixon commercial. Now they deserve some abuse.

Anonymous said...

2:42 PM
Bore off, Fallon Junior.
Yeah, being a junior is tough and getting out an ad (shitty as it is) is good but there's no excuse for being arrogant when you've no merit whatsoever in your agency's reputation. At least not yet.

What amazes me is neither Juan or Rich are arrogant themselves. They're top blokes. How can they stand people like that is beyond me.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps we can put an end to this Fallon Junior thing once and for all... what the fook is it all about...

is it common knowledge that they a bunch of tits, if so how do people know unless they work with them??

Answers please and then can we change the record.

Anonymous said...

Q.How many fallon juniors does it take to change a light bulb?

A. Fuck you, we don't change light bulbs. Ask bloody Juan to do that and leave us alone.

Anonymous said...

Anon 3:21 PM What answers do you need?
It's common knowledge they use their agency profile to behave like primma donnas. They speak with such authority that might lead you to believe they're running the place.

You don't have to work with them to experience that. An evening at the pub guarantees entertaining stories such as: How Juan stole their idea, how they're best friends with Budgen, Glazer and Meadows, how the rest of us are just a bunch of losers. Good Stuff.

I won't name any names but it's definitely more than just one person. It's a team spirit.

Lovely, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

So it's not just Harv?

Anonymous said...

You guys are retards and jealous insecure idiots.
the fact is if they were that bad they wouldn't have a job here at Fallon. This is a professional agency that only hires people that are good. Did you see that word? GOOD. Not average. GOOD. None of you have a job here so shut the fuck up.
Or please keep talking about it, it really helps us see how many people desperatley want jobs here and love trying to pull down an agency that is doing GOOD. There it is again. Good. So before you try and write some other response about juniors why don;t you name yourself and we'll see how GOOD you are?

Anonymous said...

I am the inventor of trunki, the ride-on suitcase for kids...

Anonymous said...

re 4.31pm

woooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

smug twat!

George said...

Ok - I'll step up to the plate here. I don't hold these strong opinions about you, or your agency. I've actually forgotten where the name calling started. But I think your response seems to label the point somewhat.

In the words of the great Michael Winner, 'calm down dear, it's just a commercial'.

Anonymous said...

Who give a shit about Fallon juniors one way or the other?

Al this talk is probably them doing a bit of self promotion. Who else would care?

It's very boring.

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 4:31 PM, oh Ali but you're shit too, mate. Not GOOD. Get it?

Anonymous said...

Why is everyone so angry on here?!

Anonymous said...

Anon, 3:21 PM there is your answer, it's called Anon 4:31.

"So before you try and write some other response about juniors why don;t you name yourself and we'll see how GOOD you are?"

So one anonymous coward asking others to name themselves. Genius. Are you sure you're not stephen hawking? You should be.

Anonymous said...

I'm a junior at another agency, and to be honest, the way you all talk is enough to put talented new people off for life.

Do you angry people have jobs?

Anonymous said...

4:31 PM
Sorry mate, were talking about Fallon creatives. We didn't mean anything about you or any other tea boy working there. Apologies.

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Anonymous said...

Boring talk.
We should all be talking about more interesting things. Did you hear that one about a certain lesbian CD trying to get her british citizenship by marring a bloke? isn't that fraud? Did I mention she's a lesbian?

Anonymous said...

Scamp,

I think it's time to pull the blog.

It seems obvious that the majority of readers/commentors are frustrated little wannabe junior creatives, that obviously have too much time on their hands. They are taking their sad little 'book club' and 'placement' rivalries and letting it pollute what used to be really interesting discussion on the comments sections of your posts.

I've visited the site a handful of times over the last couple of weeks and each time been amazed at the bile thrown around at various agencies/people.

It's the kind of twattish, petty, name calling that's carrying your name to it Simon.

Indirectly, it's dragging your reputation down to their level.

You don't see this kind of immature spite on Russ's blog.

The haters have moved in for good. I'd board up the house with them inside, then go get myself and nice cold beer.

Anonymous said...

It's been like this for ages. If there are names to be called, they will be called. That's the benefit of anonymity.

But it's still good to read - so please don't pull it. The alternative, previous anon, is that you stop reading it. Why spoil everyone else's fun.

Dismayed reader said...

Well said touchy anon. But we shouldn't stop with closing down this blog, we should close every pub in London too. I mean the things people say in those kind of places. They bitch about their jobs and repeatedly use words with Fs and Cs. Horrid. Horrid. That has to be stopped. And drugs. And wars. And poverty. And poop cos it's smells yucky.

Anonymous said...

I can almost read that Campaign headline: 'BBH CD fired after people leaving bitchy comments on his blog'.

Ridiculous. Just ridiculous.

Adam Newton said...

I do agree that some of the discussions here have been mere banalities lately. But that's the beauty of it, isn't it? If there's something this blog has is that 'I wouldn't be reading this on Campaign' effect. That's what makes it worth reading. At least this week, no one is visiting to watch the pictures Simon is posting from NYC. Certainly not you, touchy anons or you wouldn't read the comments.

There. That's what I think, now slag me off.

Anonymous said...

to all old people out there,

bitchy jobless juniors are the ones who keep the blogland rolling. they have loads of time in their hands and therefore come here all the time, several times a day. they are the ones who keep commenting, cross pollinating, stirring things around. and they don't want to talk about bill bernbach or how planners are becoming creative directors. that's boring and far far away from their reality. for them, wal is as famous as trevor beattie and harv as disgusting as gordon brown. so unless you get over your intellectual high standards and have some fun with it all, you might as well just stop reading it. because one thing is for sure: the bitchy juniors will allways be around.

Anonymous said...

"the bitchy juniors will allways be around".

I disagree. They'll be Creative Directors. Not Wal of course, but some of them will.

Anonymous said...

anon 2.42

Ogilvy didn't do the shitty Alesha Dixon thing. But if you've had a bad experience with whoever did do it please tell

jaz said...

For anyone who loves Fallon (or hates them), check out some of the most dismal ads on God's clean Earth. They make the Shane Meadows shit look like Guinness Surfer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXU9Ur9QznE

Anonymous said...

Did really fallon do those?

faris said...

TRUMPETS!

Anonymous said...

not really a surprise coming from Fallon but:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=_EeEDKErYJ4

Anonymous said...

no, seriously. i think fallon should give jai&wal a chance. i mean, some of you may say wally's crap but you've gotta give it to him for trying. placements are the most traumatic of experiences and the guy goes through them like a bullet. yeah, i know he hasn't landed the dream job yet (and some of you may say he never will) but don't you think he's by far the one trying the hardest? i mean, the guy's a machine. placement-bookclub-workshop-blogging-workshop-placement-workshop-blogging-placement-placement-workshop-blogging

i can't remember who but someone once said that being creative is 99% transpiration and only 1% inspiration (i think that was it). if you think about it, isn't wal (the creative man-machine) the best guy up for a placement out there, then? and because of that, the one who deserves the most to get a placement at the best agency out there?

just think.

Wal said...

that made me laugh, cheers. it's traumatizing indeed.

Will said...

11:14

99% transpiration?
If I'd known working in advertising was all about the evaporation of water from the aerial parts of plants, especially leaves but also stems, flowers and roots, I'd have got that first job a hell of a lot quicker.

Anonymous said...

11.14pm by far the best comment of the day

Anonymous said...

Is it wrong that I really like Bring On The Trumpets and Filet-O-Fish spots? Doesn't matter what I think actually - consumers will love them.

Yoda said...

@ Anon: 11.14

"Do, or do not. There is no try"

Anonymous said...

Don;t know what everyone's problem is but those ads are funny. And right. And i think a good job for a brand like that...sweets.jaz, 9:38, if you hate them so much could you send us some of your work for everyone to look at and appraise?

Anonymous said...

Bring on the trumpets? Cack. Are the agency posting all the good comments?

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Anonymous said...

Bring on the trumpets will sell the sweets by the bucket load (assuming they taste half decent).

Anonymous said...

Fallon does not have an exclusive deal on arrogant juniors...

Anonymous said...

Should be enough to keep everyone queit for a minute. Scamp check it out, you too Al.

http://farisyakob.typepad.com/blog/2008/08/bring-on-the-trumpets.html

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Anonymous said...

The strategy is good but I think it is weird that people find this funny. If you're reading this and you think that 'Bring on the trumpets' is funny, you will now be held in contempt by me for the next fifteen minutes.

Anonymous said...

What about seriously overworked, underpaid, fighting to get any work out juniors? Hmmmm?

Anonymous said...

Wow. The post was actually very interesting, pointing to cultural differences. Yet the comments are, again, mostly about how terrible Fallon is.

Based on your vitriol alone, I'll be rooting for them. Starting with the candy trumpets - gold everything next year. Maybe platinum.

Anonymous said...

The ads are good.

Too bad they were shot by a total kuntz.

JP said...

One way to settle this Fallon Junior debate.

AD duel.

Those that say Fallon Juniors are crap v's the Fallon Juniors.

Scamp sets a brief and you get 24hrs to answer it.
The ads are then judged by Nick Gill or any ECD's/CD's that both parties respect.

Winner takes all.

Fallon juniors get to defend their honor and the haters can put their creative reputations where their mouths are.

jpandtem@googlemail.com said...

BRING ON THE TRUMPETS

Anonymous said...

JP 5:10 PM , can't believe you actually took time to type all that non-sense.

Anonymous said...

jp-

Impartial observer from the US, but that contest already happened. It was judged by Flintham and Cabral. The Fallon Jrs won.

ManTurkey said...

"BRING ON THE TRUMPETS", you squares!!

Those responsible for this advert are alright in my book.... who am I?

...Joe Public and we love it.... yeah, say it with me...

"BRING ON THE TRUMPETS"

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Anonymous said...

Came across this blogg completley by accident and I have to say you ad peeps are so far up your own arses, just incredible.

All I have to say is BRING ON THE TRUMPETS!

Makes no sense but it works, ever vist youtube? you should and you would see that the ordianary bloke on the street loves this ad.

signed
One of the ordinary blokes