Monthly Archives: November 2013

Entry 291: Invasion of the Blockheads

In case you didn’t get all your Christmas shopping done by 2am on Black Friday, here’s a little something you may want to keep in mind as you hunt for gifts for the children on your list: The present you buy … Continue reading

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Entry 290: Happy Thanksgivingkuh

Much has been made this year about the unusual convergence of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah and the retail holiday of Thanksgiving. It is a very rare occurrence; this is only the second time it’s happened since Thanksgiving was made … Continue reading

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Entry 289: Are Those Interns or Are They Living Here?

I recently attended a reunion of folks I used to work with at an ad agency called J. Walter Thompson. It was at a bar inside J. Walter Thompson, which the agency let us use for the occasion, which was … Continue reading

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Entry 288: Do NOT Consult Your Investment Advisor

Back in April, I wrote about a possibly real young woman* named Sarah Hanson who had auctioned off a portion of her future earnings in order to get capital for a website she wanted to start. I thought at the … Continue reading

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Entry 287: Phone Home, Phone

So it appears as if we’ve lost a phone. Not a cell; unfortunately, all of those are accounted for. What we’ve misplaced is a cordless handset, what in the olden days might have been called an “extension phone.” You’d have … Continue reading

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Entry 286: What You Always Wanted to Know About Advertising

As many of you know, my day job is as a freelance advertising copywriter, although, for years, if you had asked my daughter what her father did for a living, she would have said, “He types.” As an advertising pro, … Continue reading

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Entry 285: The Curmudgeonly Andy Rooney From 60 Minutes Memorial Blog Post

Tomorrow is Veterans Day, so it was appropriate that I got to thinking about the great men and women who defend our freedom…and the not-so-great things we do to honor them. I began considering the subject as I was driving … Continue reading

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