Tuesday, September 26, 2006


Not a super-big deal, but:

Has anyone else noticed that the Quizno's spots have 4 "Mmms" on the title card but five in the AVO track? Dos being one "M" short make them somehow less toasty?

So much for audio-video sync.
Or maybe I should just get out more.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Separated at birth?

This is not supposed to be a political blog, but take a long look at these two pictures.
The close-set eyes. The eyebrows. The nose. The thin mouth barely supressing a smirk.
Every wonder why you don't see these two guys in the same place at the same time?

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

September 12th.

Everyone has their own way of commemorating events.

Yesterday I bought a lamb gyro for lunch from the cart guy on 45th off of 3rd. He’s Egyptian. He asked me if I wanted hot sauce and I said, no, can’t take the heartburn anymore. He nodded sagely and said, “Like me. We are too old.” He gave me extra white sauce to compensate. I laughed. He laughed. I walked back to the office with my gyro, looking at the robin’s-egg blue sky—same as it was five years ago--loving New York and feeling hopeful.

Waiting for the light to turn, I watched a panhandler work the passing crowd. “Spare change? Spare change? How about a fucking penny? Can’t any of you motherfuckers spare a fucking penny?

Now that’s copywriting with attitude, I thought. And, this being New York, it was working.