I have finally managed to gather 30 friends on Facebook. I suppose that I could have many more if I wanted to share intimate details of my life with people who I don’t really know very well, but as it stands, 30 will be the number for, at least, the foreseeable future. And if I’m […]Read more "Facebook Friends Can Be a Real Trip"
People do love celebrities, don’t they? Without us they would be leading exactly the same sort of dreary existence that we do, what with all our 9-5 + overtime, cooking, cleaning, and driving ourselves from one place to another. They’d have to back to the kind of real-life existence that they’re paid so well to […]Read more "Top 5 Ways Celebrities Travel Better Than You"
Dear Business Blog, I know this isn’t the best time to talk about this, but when is, really? This isn’t easy to say, but, Business Blog, I think we need to break up. Seriously, though, it’s not you, it’s me. I can’t take you treating me like I have the attention span of a gnat […]Read more "Dear Business Blog"
I didn’t watch sports on TV for an entire year. I did that because I thought it would be something interesting to write about. At the end of the year I would have a story to tell, like the guy who lived by Old Testament laws for a year. And I did it because I […]Read more "A Year Without Sports"
If you believe everything you read, then you might, at this point, believe that the editors (and the graphic designers) of Rolling Magazine are the devil incarnate. Placing an image of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of their latest issue has sparked a firestorm not seen since Kanye West grabbed a microphone from a young […]Read more "Much Ado About Something – The Cover Story That No One Read"
It was 1985 when I first heard of Nick Cave. That makes me a little late to the party. Birthday Party, if you will, you hapless music nerds. I had smuggled in a copy of SPIN magazine into my bedroom. Smuggled, because magazines of this nature were the highest form of contraband, next to playing […]Read more "Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds | My Birthday Party"
I’d like to help understand the logic of this, if I may. A Superbowl ad (or any ad) goes through many layers of psychological tests, and is created with the express purpose of having a person perform an action. Notice that at the end of every ad you will hear what is known as a […]Read more "The Logic of Advertising and Movies"