Great video, explains the life of a creative. My favorite lines are:
- Consumer Whisperer
- Made us cry twice with an ad for juice
- And invented a cookie we could be friends with, oh God, we’re friends with a cookie
- You lanyard swinging genius
Great video, explains the life of a creative. My favorite lines are:
Many news sites give suggestions on what you should read next:
Taboola suggestions on the Huffington Post kill me, my favorite being, “Robot Handjobs Are The Future, and The Future Is Coming.”
Last night Home Alone was the movie du jour. The family, 15 in total, travels to Paris leaving Kevin behind as part of the plot. As a travel buff, I thought about the planning and cost involved. What an expensive trip! How expensive would the trip be today?
Airport shuttle vans to O’hare from suburban Chicago (671 Lincoln Ave, Winnetka, IL 60093) = $206
RER/Metro train service roundtrip from Charles De Gaulle Airport to central Paris (Abbesses 18th arrondissement*) – 10 x $9 = $90, 4 x $12.89 = 51.56 X2 = $291.12
* The family visits their brother, “Ross”, his apartment is a stones throw from Sacré-Cœur which is very close via a window shot, that’s why Abbesses was the stop chosen. Notice we used 10 instead of 11 as Kevin was left at home.
11 economy class* roundtrip non-stop*** tickets from Chicago to Paris (Paris Orly was used in the film**) in December – $1,249 x 11 = $13,739
4 first class* roundtrip non-stop*** tickets from Chicago to Paris (Paris Orly was used in the film**) in December - $10,049 x 4 = $40,196
* The kids flew economy and the parents flew first-class as depicted and stated in the film. I was tempted to use the lower business class figure of $5,123 but the parents have a conversation about first-class in the movie. ** I selected Charles De Gaulle airport as non-stop to Orly is no longer an option. *** The parents have a conversation with the ticketing agent about the length of the flight (8 hours) from their destination, so we can safely assume it is non-stop. We could have used 10 for the number of kids since Kevin was left behind but we assume the family bought him a ticket in advance.
Since the family, all 14 (Kevin missing), stayed with brother “Ross”, there is no cost. The idea that 15+ people would stay in a small French apartment is a little crazy but we’ll roll with it. - $0
Food / Fun
It is shown in the film that the family just hung out at the apartment all day while waiting to hear word about Kevin, the kids discuss this fact in the film. So, we’ll just calculate food cost to feed 14 nothing fancy (you could use 13 since the mom was at the airport but she most likely ate at the airport so we’ll keep her in). We’ll guess it’s $20 to feed each person for one day and that the family was there for 4 days – 14 x 4 x 20 = $1,120
The numbers above are shoe-string, they don’t include passport fees, incidentals, baggage fees and other common items. This is a bare-bones estimate. The 1990 figure is based on inflation – a more accurate figure could be calculated based on the Consumer Price Index for air transportation.
What does YouTube tell you after you refuse to create a Google+ page to comment?
I don’t want my YouTube channel, for which I have over 100,000+ views, to be linked to my personal Google+ account and I don’t want to open a Google+ page for my channel. Take the hint YouTube. Even the co-founder of YouTube doesn’t like it:
Today, commenters started protesting by posting tank character art with the same message over and over again on popular videos (it is annoying but I support it). They are spamming fast enough where it makes most real comments hard to find.
Lindsey Vonn was on Letterman last night, she is making headlines today after claiming that she hit a hole-in-one the first time she played golf. Impressive as Lindsey thinks she is – how much of a jerk was she when talking to Dave?
Sexy clown, sexy IRS agent, sexy pizza slice and now sexy Scream Ghostface? Seems a little silly. When did Halloween become about being sexy instead of being scary?
Tempe residents and Phoenicians alike now have two major hot dog players with East coast roots. Ted’s has been in Tempe since 1982 but the New York based hot-doggery started in 1927.
New to Arizona, Portillo’s is based in Chicago and was founded in 1963. They have two Arizona locations, while Ted’s has only one in Arizona. As an Arizona native, I have no alliance to Ted’s or Portillo’s as I didn’t grow up back East but 80% of people living in the Valley were born outside of Arizona. My co-workers went ape-shit when Portillo’s opened.
I’ve been to both establishments and I can declare a hot dog winner: Ted’s is superior. There is nothing special about Portillo’s hot dogs besides the strong emotional tie I don’t have to Chicago. The place is loaded with mid-western types reliving their glory days somewhere else – it’s not about the quality of the food.
Ted’s offers quality food. Homemade chili and hot sauce, grilled Shalen dogs on charcoal by friendly people. Portillo’s operates like a sweatshop, with a hefty number of new crew scrambling around like chickens. Don’t believe me that Ted’s is hands-down the best? Have the onion rings at both restaurants. Portillo’s rings look and taste like they came from Burger King, Ted’s are superior.
Fantasy Football is pure pleasure to some but annoying garbage to others. it is the douchebag fantasy owners who give this non-sport a bad name. I’ve devised 5 simple rules all fantasy owners should follow:
1. The performance of your favorite real team is more important than your fantasy team, always.
2. Don’t discuss fantasy football with someone who doesn’t play fantasy football as it is very annoying to them. If you don’t play Fantasy Football, stop reading right now.
3. Fantasy Football is not a sport, it’s a game like chess but with human pawns, treat it as such.
4. Management of a fantasy football team does not qualify you to manage people or projects, it is not a real qualification and/or doesn’t count as “team building“.
5. Don’t pretend you are wiser than everyone else in the league when in fact fantasy football is more like the lottery than the NFL.
A rat with wings
Flying to me
Bread lusting beak
Pretty to me
Bear with me: I am a marketing and advertising juggernaut. I read, study, attend conferences, network and practice my craft. I stay sharp by investing and developing my own skills and have acquired years of experience. Marketing, advertising, writing and traveling are my passions! It is very easy for me to state my mastery.
What I don’t do well: There are plenty of things I don’t do well. If a friend, co-worker or applicant says they are great at everything – that’s a red flag. So, here is my big list of things I don’t do well:
Getting up early
(this is a running list)
I honestly have no idea why this women is wearing football gear in a greenhouse holding cherry tomatoes. Clicking the post link doesn’t explain much and our lady isn’t to be found on the page. Apparently, this is part of the “Big Business no longer owns the Big Game” – which is a falsehood. Clearly the line is a stretch as they had to use Big Game instead of Super Bowl.
Very often you will see the same actor in ads for different products at the same time. Brian Stepanek is a good example, he’s been in ads for Ace Hardware, Advil, OnStar, Toyota, Progressive Insurance, Priceline, Dairy Queen, Verizon, Sprint and Microsoft in a short period of time. Melanie Paxson is hot right now, she’s in many ads at this moment.
Here are just some of the ads she’s in right now:
Yoplait (older ad but they are still using it on TV)
Etc., etc. etc.
Thug Kitchen knocks the freckles off Bobby Flay. Check it out: ThugKitchen.com
“You know how you lied and said that you’d actually bring something to the party this time? FUCKING DO IT. Did someone else bring a pasta salad? Throw that shit away because it doesn’t even hold a candle to what you just brought to the table. That zesty Italian dressing shit is played out.
FRESH CORN AND HERB PASTA SALAD
½ cup of each herb: chopped green onions, cilantro, dill, and parsley (feel free to swap these around for whatever you’ve got. Shit, toss basil in the mix and it would be just as awesome)
4-5 cloves of garlic all chopped up (I fucking love garlic so adjust according to your tastes)
6 tablespoons sherry vinegar (red wine vinegar or even rice vinegar could work here if that’s what you got)
4 tablespoons olive oil
½ teaspoon lemon zest (calm the fuck down, just grate the skin of the lemon on the smallest side of your grater)
¼ teaspoon salt
1 pound of pasta (whole wheat, quinoa, brown rice, whatever you like)
1 crown of broccoli
3 medium-sized tomatoes
2 ears of raw corn
pepper to taste
Throw all the herbs, garlic, vinegar, oil, lemon zest, and salt in a food processor and blend until it is all chopped up and looks like a sauce. Don’t fucking give up if you don’t own a food processor. Just chop up all that shit extra tiny and mix it together in a glass. Done.
Cook the pasta according to the directions on the package. Simple shit. While the pasta cooks, cut up the broccoli into bite-sized pieces. You should get around 3-4 cups. In the last 2 minutes of boiling the pasta, throw the broccoli in there. No need to cook those sons of bitches separately. After 1-2 minutes drain the pot, then run cold water over all of it to cool that shit down and keep the broccoli looking bright green. The broccoli should be cooked but still a little crisp.
Cut the raw corn off the cob and chop up the tomatoes into pieces about the size of a dime. Mix together the pasta, corn, tomatoes, and herb sauce in a big ass bowl. Add as much pepper as you like. Try that shit and see if you need more vinegar, salt, or oil. Your tastes are on you. You can serve this at room temperature but I like to chill the motherfucker in the fridge for a couple hours.
Serves 4-6 people unless some greedy asshole camps out by the table.”