Monthly Archives: January 2018

Entry 732: WAZE and Means

I rarely rave about a company. I’m much more likely to do the opposite, like in my last post which was a rant about Hampton Inns and Suites That Aren’t Really. Let me begin today’s praise by saying that I … Continue reading

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Entry 731: How Suite It Isn’t

Dear Hampton Inn and Suites, My wife and I had occasion to stay in one of your hotels recently, and I’m afraid I have a small complaint. We were in Worcester, Massachusetts and checked into our room while wondering why … Continue reading

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Entry 730: Wash & Die

So perhaps you’ve heard of the Tide Pod challenge. It’s the latest Internet craze, in which teenagers dare each other to eat the laundry pouches and post to social media the videos of them throwing up (if they’re lucky) or … Continue reading

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Entry 729: The Inauguration Crowd is Still Growing

Time Magazine has published a summary of President Trump’s first year in office. I haven’t read it but, unless you really can’t tell a book by its cover, I’m guessing the story is not exactly complimentary. Trump himself was WYSIWYG–what … Continue reading

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Entry 728: What?

My wife Barbara and I were watching TV the other day and, as always, we had the closed captioning on. I insist on this because I believe there is something wrong with our sound system that causes dialogue to be … Continue reading

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Entry 727: Just Eat the Damned Thing

This may come as a shock to you, but I don’t care what you are eating. So stop putting your food on Facebook. From my early days in advertising, I remember occasions on which I had to pace around a … Continue reading

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Entry 726: We’re Number Six!

Since the turn of the century, the United States has seen its standing among nations diminish in many important categories such as innovation, education and sanity. But now its standing has plummeted in the most critical category of all: branding. … Continue reading

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