Our Best Stories

  • 07.06.2016

    Long Live Main Street

    I’m a big fan of small, local businesses. Heck, I own one. I can confidently say that if every TGI Friday’s, Applebee’s, Ruby Tuesday, Dollar General, Massage Envy, Lady Footlocker, and Justice store on the planet closed their doors tomorrow, I would not shed a…


  • 22.03.2016

    On the edge.

    I can still remember when my older brother brought home a cassette of The Cars’ self-titled debut album. It was 1978. It didn’t sound like anything I had ever heard. The Cars were weird and I really liked them. The other day I was sitting,…


  • 11.05.2015

    Get your free panty

    I live in a house that is teeming with women. I’m blessed with four of them between the ages of 11 and 30 something. It makes for some interesting direct mail, my favorite being the regular Victoria Secret “Free Panty” promotion. Take out the panty part…


  • 30.04.2015

    Smart is timeless.

    Maybe you’re already sick of the classic Volkswagen ads. Maybe you’re so young you’ve never even seen them. In either case, shame on you. By today’s standards the austerity of the Beetle ads is ironically disruptive. In its day, it was as well. Love it, hate it, it…


  • 10.05.2015

    Meet Travis™

    We’re connected to a wide range of people. Take our occasional guest blogger, Travis™, for instance. The trademark is his idea, not ours. He’s painfully committed to his craft. He’s a little over the top, but mostly harmless. We invite you to keep an eye…