Award season is somewhat akin to high school “Most Likely To…” awards, which is to say they are pretty much popularity contests. Hollywood’s annual circle jerk is in full flex tonight with the Oscar Awards and far be it from me to miss an opportunity to chime in on the annual orgy of self flagellation. … Continue reading Oscar Picks 2013
12.2.13 POST FROM SETH GODIN: At a recent seminar, a woman who helps run a community college stood up to ask a question. “Well, the bad news,” she said, “is that we have to let everyone in. And the truth is, many of these kids just can’t be the leaders you’re describing, can’t make art. … Continue reading Those People
“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.” – George Bernard Shaw When I … Continue reading Untitled Tailgate Series
“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.” – Milan Kundera The first dog I ever got as an adult was a Rottweiler. … Continue reading Duke, Part 1
“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” – Thomas Jefferson This guy looks like a lunatic, right? I guess he is to some degree…if you define lunatic as someone with radical ideas. I’m not gonna give you Seth Godin’s bio but I will say he … Continue reading No time like the present.
“How did it get so late so soon?” – Dr. Suess So I was kicking it old school yesterday and writing a check when it hit me, I mean really hit me, that it is 2013.
“So, if consumers are like roaches, then marketers must forever be dreaming up new concoctions for industrial-strength Raid.” Naomi Klein BRIEF HISTORY You may be asking what does “Jakarta is Coming” mean. Well, here is the Coors Lite history. Prior to the the military coup in Chile in the early 1970’s, this phrase started being … Continue reading Jakarta is Coming
“The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution!” -Albert Einstein I subscribe to Seth Godin’s blog and periodically receive some really interesting quotes about art, about commerce, about being an individual. Wanted to pass some along: When John Coltrane plays the melody early in the track Harmonique, you … Continue reading The Revolution
I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands; one Nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all. The Pledge of Allegiance As we stand on the edge of this fiscal cliff I can’t help but think about just how divided we are as … Continue reading United/Divided
“So we cheated and we lied And we tested And we never failed to fail It was the easiest thing to do.” “Southern Cross” – Crosby, Still and Nash The other night the girlwife and I went to go see CSN at the Beacon Theater. I had wanted to see them since 1984 and since … Continue reading Darkest Before the Dawn?
“Come on and dance, come on and dance Let’s make some romance You know the night is fallin’ And the music’s callin’ And we’ve got to get down to Swingtown” The Steve Miller Band Swingtown Let’s face it, many of us are in a very connected, and complex, relationship to one electronic device or another … Continue reading The Case For An Open Marriage