Archive for December, 2008

Cheques will bounce

envelopeA minor credit-crunch prediction based on personal anecdote: cheques will make a comeback.
Reasoning: the increasing number of birthday / anniversary etc. envelopes arriving at Thunk Towers opened. This isn’t to say that people are sending cash, but we are faced with the dilemma of asking senders what was enclosed with the cards. The usual answer is gift vouchers. Still very stealable.


Fox News = car crash TV

Just like Charles Frith, I too have discovered an almost morbid fascination for US TV news. The laughably biased Fox News with its cerebrally challenged superstar Bill O’Reilly are essential viewing, as is O’Reilly’s nemesis Stephen Colbert (on the FX channel).
Here’s a wonderful example of Fox getting it sooo wrong when, sometime in 2006/2007, its pundits try their damndest to discredit the views of a financier who predicted the current economic crisis.

Self-important bit

I’m Victor Houghton, a, er... something or other in one of the UK’s largest advertising agencies. My job title has a comma in it, which is embarrassing. I’m the chief finder-things-outer with a splash of trends who is lucky to work with all the major functions of the agency, even though I am most closely associated with strategic planning. Everything in this blog has most probably been stolen from other, infinitely more talented people, although the opinions are most definitely my own and not those of the agency.



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