Year: 2019

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    The plan was to fly a private plane slow and low and dump 350 gallons of appropriately colored water to reveal the gender of their future baby. Unfortunately the aircraft, suddenly 350 gallons lighter, “aerodynamically stalled, impacted terrain, and came to rest inverted.” NASA unveiled its first all-electric aircraft. This prototype will most definitely not […]

  • Impeachment Bon Mots

    Ambassador Taylor had to reach for his water before dropping this one. Following that meeting, in the presence of my staff at a restaurant, Ambassador Sondland called President Trump and told him of his meetings in Kyiv. The member of my staff could hear President Trump on the phone, asking Ambassador Sondland about “the investigations.” […]

  • Finding Balance

    Jeff Sessions visited Northwestern University to give a talk. There were protests. In one, students forced their way into the room and broke some things. Northwestern Daily, the school paper, reported on the event and interviewed some of the protestors and the reporters shared some of their photos. Some people got mad. Said their privacy […]

  • A lifetime in two minutes

    It’s been awhile since I’ve used the advertising tag to highlight ads that cross over that line to something more than just marketing. This two-minute commercial from Renault qualifies. “Many things have changed in those thirty years,” added Dave Monk, Executive Creative Director at Publicis-Poke, who produced the ad. “While technology, design, attitudes and culture […]

  • A night at the museum

    Burning Man block party in Oakland

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    So Oliva Newton-John’s iconic leather jacket and skintight pants she wore in the movie Grease ended up going for over $400,000. Next up are Michael Jackson’s Moonwalk socks that Footwear News optimistically expects to fetch over $1 million. Russia decided to crack down on hip-hop music because of it’s rebellious and anti-authoritarian message, which made […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Quirky stories from the week prior.

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Soaring demand for avocado (to spread on toast?) has lead to extortion, kidnapping and theft in Mexico where it is referred to as “green gold.” Further north, apple thieves snuck onto a family farm and stole more than 3 tons of fruit right off of the trees. Meanwhile, there is a record surplus of bacon. […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Quirky stories form the week prior.

  • The week that was (10-11-19)

    The week that was (10-11-19)

    A Nigerian palace announced that its resident tortoise has died following a short illness. Alagba, which means elderly one was 344 years old. After hearing about the new border wall designed so that no one can climb over it, a group of rock climbers built an exact replica and held a contest to see if […]

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