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Has advertising finally jumped the (loan) shark?

Posted: December 6, 2011

For those not familiar with the phrase jumping the shark you can find the explanation here. But suffice to say it's not a good thing. I was struck dumb by the stupidity of an ad I saw last night. It was for some new credit card with the oh-so-trying-to-sound-cool-and-modern name of Slate.  Somewhere amid the […]

A Holiday Thought

Posted: December 5, 2011

From a blog I read: "I don't mean to hate on Martha Stewart, but she is, in part, to blame. She and her entertaining empire, leading us to feel as though we are less than if our holidays – hell, our lives – are anything less than camera-ready. She, last I heard, has a staff […]

A new (protest) song…

Posted: December 4, 2011

Definition: If you know something in your heart of hearts, you are certain of it although you might not want to admit it. It's not often that my views on politics spill over into my songwriting. I think I actually make a conscious effort to stop it doing so. The days of the protest song […]

Optical illusion

Posted: December 3, 2011

Once you've seen the long-haired, bearded man facing left instead of the child on the man's lap, it's difficult to see the photo any other way. When this was first published some people said it was a ghost "haunting" the family. Some even said it was Jesus. Look at it long enough, after you see […]

Ken Russell 1927 – 2011

Posted: November 29, 2011

I was a huge fan of Ken Russell's often quirky movies. I remember watching Women In Love in 1970 and thinking, This is how movies should be. The scene above is Glenda Jackson and Oliver Reed in that movie. I guess it had particular relevance to me being written by D.H.Lawrence and set in and […]

Google fails to communicate – but that may be part of the future

Posted: November 27, 2011

For a company that could fairly describe itself as one of the leading communications companies in today's world, Google sure hates communication. I don't know what interest Google would have in stealing content it did not create but this is what Google's policies amount to. Back when I had an earthlink email address I opened […]

Actual books and CDs for the Holidays…how quaint!

Posted: November 25, 2011

If you know people – and we all do – who still prefer holding a book to a digital reader or popping in a CD rather than listening to a crappy MP3 file, check out davetutin.com for some original, less expected gifts. What you will find there: Raised In Vain/Afterthought – a 2 CD set […]

A truth we need to face

Posted: November 24, 2011

Corruption and greed in this country go as high as The Supreme Court. But nobody is willing to admit it or do anything about it. If indeed they could.

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