Utterly Depressing Or A Necessary Reality Check?

Regarding Hugh MacLeod’s latest doodle, Rob at Six Sentences only takes three words to say, “Delicious. Awful. Accurate.” What say you?

About David Burn

Native Nebraskan in the Pacific Northwest. Chief Storyteller at Bonehook, a guide service and bait shop for brands. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. Contributor to The Content Strategist. Doer of the things written about herein.

  • kokomjolk

    If Samwell can gain notoriety and make money off of, “What What in tha Butt,” than I have to think you can make the case that anyone can rise above if they make the right content.
    I will now go back to writing headlines, sorry for piping up, sir. No, please, let me have my dinner rations, I promise I’ll keep quiet.

  • howorignl

    Unless you’re one of any number of now-famous people who actually did sell their screenplays, direct feature films, go on to fame/fortune in music/art/etc. Not that I’ve got a list handy, but it’s happened often enough to be a realistic goal no matter what your day job is.
    Actually, this doodle sounds positive. It even ends with “Yay!”
    Good for you, sir. Way to look on the bright side.
    /enough with the whiny ad guy crap already
    //boring, boring, boring

  • http://godsofadvertising.wordpress.com Steffan Postaer

    There’s always the not-so-great American novel. Mine’s on Amazon!

  • http://adpulp.com David Burn

    I’m pretty sure that “Yay!” is ironic.

  • http://sixsentences.blogspot.com/ Rob

    “Yay!” is ironic? I love that! Yay!

  • fatc

    The whole “Yay!”sarcastic-or-not thing got me thinking:
    Is it sarcastic to make fun of sarcasm with more sarcasm?
    Or does doing so automatically mean you’re being genuine?
    Either way, Yay!

  • fatc

    David called it “ironic” not sarcastic.
    My bad.

  • Mike

    Why the fuck do people always assume I want to write a screenplay or get my art in the moma? What a cliche. I like advertising. At least it’s honest that it’s a business – which is exactly hat art and entertainment is too. Everybody’s got someone to answer to on some level, to pay the bills. This isn’t a half bad job by any means.

  • http://adpulp.com David Burn

    Interesting, Mike. I agree that we all “have to serve somebody,” as Bob Dylan made clear in song. And that advertising is a good place to serve.
    As for honesty, when I decided to pursue this line of work I convinced myself it was a more honest choice than journalism, since everyone knows you’re selling something in advertising (unlike journalism). I’ve since outgrown that POV.