Yo Vinny

Vinny Warren–the DDB Chicago copywriter responsible for unleashing Budweiser’s “Whassup?” dross on the culture–apparently has some anger issues to work through. Here’s how he recently introduced himself to the bloatosphere:

This is a blog about creative advertising, Wow Factor style.
Be warned. I know my shit and I’ve got mad skills. I’m doing this anonymously because I don’t want to reveal my true identity. If I did it would probably intimidate potential posters. But just so you know, I am NOT Dan Wieden.
If you’re looking for a good fight about advertising, you’ve come to the right place. I will kick your ass.

I really wouldn’t give a shit, except that he turned his particular brand of venom on us last night, after failing to realize our older posts are closed to comments (in order to fend off unwanted comment and trackback spam). He thought we were censoring him.

I said “CUNT”. which apparently is not appreciated over there at adulp.completecunts.blogspot.com. so my comment was refused entry to their pedantic little sub-adweek shite. but you know what, it’s their blog. maybe they’re tiresome christian types. who the fuck knows?

I suppose the guy is sort of funny, in an “I wish I worked for The Onion” kind of way. But it’s hard to tell. I’m only able to make out a small slice of what he’s about from his blog. That’s the nature of the net. As is the tendency for its users to jump to all sorts of misguided conclusions. While we technically have the ability to engage in honest back-and-forth on blogs, that ideal is rarely realized. It’s much easier to judge, rant, bitch or make a scene.

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am now head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.