After watching a truly horrifying self-produced commercial, I felt compelled to recommend again a book which everyone in business should read. It’s a classic, called Tested Advertising Methods, and it basically tells you all you need to know about advertising (what works and what doesn’t, why, etc.). Do yourself or the business geek(s) in your [...]
Archive for December, 2007
Ziff Davis is at it, still. I got a few more of their ridiculous spams, without even an unsubscribe link, today. They are despicable.
Dick Durbin can, apparently claim with a straight face that 46 hours, 8 minutes (commencing at 12:15 AM a week before Christmas) is enough time to read a 3,417 page omnibus spending bill and vote on it. Either Durbin has the reading abilities of a small army of legal thinkers, or he’s irresponsible in the [...]
Finally, the Hyde Park Co-op is closing its doors. It’s about time. From all I can tell, it has been a failing business almost from its inception; there’s no question that it was overly expensive and pathetically managed and operated during the last two and a half years. More details here.
From the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Minority Blog.
White House Press Secretary Dana Perino is an absolute idiot. She got a question about the Cuban Missile Crisis and didn’t know what it was. This is the same Dana Perino who pulled down a university degree in mass communications, minoring in political science and Spanish. Washington Post has the story. (Free summary at Wonkette.) [...]
They drive me crazy. Ever wonder what the proper term for one is? Try Logical Fallacies.info. Now, you can rage at all your least favorite politicians, talking heads, and other people of questionable intellectual faculties… in latin!
New Gallup poll: Republicans Report Much Better Mental Health Than Others. An intro: Republicans are significantly more likely than Democrats or independents to rate their mental health as excellent, according to data from the last four November Gallup Health and Healthcare polls. Fifty-eight percent of Republicans report having excellent mental health, compared to 43% of [...]