Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Advertising identity Michael Cook will appear in Waverley Local Court tomorrow morning after what has been described as a “drunken night of shame".
He was arrested by Kings Cross police at 5.30am on Saturday following several reports of disorderly and obscene behaviour that began on Friday at a well known restaurant on the wharf at Woolloomooloo.
A police spokesman declined to give further details but confirmed that a man had been questioned in relation to a series of incidents in the area. The man had been detained in cells on Saturday night after biting a female police officer and had been bailed to appear in court this morning charged with offensive behaviour, assaulting a police officer, shoplifting and wilful damage to property.
Cook, one of the advertising industry’s most respected figures, had resigned from his position as CEO of a local film agency and was celebrating his departure with friends on Friday.
A high-spirited lunch, in which Cook’s party consumed the celebrity eatery’s entire stock of sauvignon blanc, descended into chaos when the group refused to leave.
A restaurant staffer confirmed that Cook and a number of others were asked to leave when they began heckling and harassing other diners.
“They got a bit upset about being told to go and one of them kicked over a couple of tables on his way out," said the staffer, who declined to be named. “He grabbed an umbrella and threatened one of the girls with it."
Witnesses say Cook then headed to Kings Cross, hitting several nightclubs in Sydney’s red-light district. At one point he is alleged to have stripped naked and stood in the street barking at cars. He was later reported to have stolen a Ken Done shirt and a souvenir didgeridoo which he used in an obscene manner before smashing several shop windows with it.
A spokeswoman for Cook confirmed he had been arrested but said that claims of his misbehaviour were a “gross distortion of the truth’’.
“People who know Michael will know that he is simply not capable of the acts of which he has been accused,’’ she said.
“He will defend all charges and I suspect there may be some other agenda involved here.’’


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Upid stay.

The cuts give the game away way too early. I assume it's viral.

11:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for this guys. Now I know not to bother looking at any of your reels.

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it works better if you received the press release first

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and Now Playing "Michael Cook in lame 'viral' film of shame"

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This blog works better if Lynchy doesn't post crap on it...

1:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Strange, doesn't look like him. Reminds me of someone though.....

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First rule of viral.

Don't use that Indian actor from the 'somebody needs a hug' ad as a TV reporter if you're trying to pass off something as real.

4:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a complete and utter load of totally embarrassing overacted badly directed piece of bollocks.

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent work, even for him.

Of course, it would have been just an average night in the 80's for those of us who were working in the industry then.

Oh, how I pine for the days when advertising was fun.

And as for blogger 1.20, these stories of spectacular personal shame and embarrassment are far more entertaining and interesting than the carefully crafted press releases usually offered.

5:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michael wouldn't be seen dead in a Ken Done shirt

5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

needs a good colour grade michael

7:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow that sucks. How long did you work on the copy for this staged fiasco?

7:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's hope they just shoot ads and don't write them.

8:06 PM  
Blogger madsheela said...

What a hoot!
On ya Michael - you shameless hussy!

It's great publicity stunt!

As for all you gutless wonder, overpaid ''anonymous' deadshits, this viral and IDEA is a damn sight better than the crap I bet you have the audacity to sell to your Clients!

11:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice! That mpeg's doing the rounds - got sent to me by a mate in the States.

Feds, you starting to get this whole acting thing now?

11:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hahaha i liked it! Michael can act too! well done guys.

11:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A high-spirited lunch, in which Cook’s party consumed the celebrity eatery’s entire stock of sauvignon blanc, descended into chaos when the group refused to leave.

I was hooked when the above was said, would not have been the first time the cellar was cleared by a liquid lunch.

But Micheal wearing a ken done t-shirt, gave it up.

Nice try though.

1:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was really suckered into the story. And of course the clip was going to give the game away.

Was it a little longwinded for the punch line? Maybe. But very funny all the same.

It kinda sounds like a night out with my mates. Except for the whole didgeridoo rooting. That's just not cricket.

10:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just because you can make a crap script into a viral video, doesn't mean you should.

12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does he have a myspace account as well?

Hmmm, you funky man. You wayway way to funky for da kids. Wiggidi Wiggidi Wah Wah Way.

12:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The tippety tap of the typewriter is heard clearly throughout. The acting made my toes curl and I wanted to die.
First rule of viral - make it look real.

5:30 PM  

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