- Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
- March 20
- Well Done Marketing
- I'm in love with my wife; a writer and producer living in Indianapolis; partner at Well Done Marketing; founder of Tonic Ball, a benefit concert that's become one of the city's favorite annual events; co-founder of Second Story, a creative writing program for kids; a vegetarian; lead singer of Yoko Moment; a life-long New York Mets fan; a sucker for waltz time; crazy about Pernice Brothers; etc.
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- Pence Compares Dental Hygiene
With Nazi Death Camps
June 29, 2012 06:53AM
- Mad Men: The Saroyan Plan
June 11, 2012 07:47AM
- Mad Men: Suicide Is Painful
June 04, 2012 07:12AM
- Mad Men: Dickering Over Price
May 28, 2012 09:35AM
- Mad Men: A Christmas Bonus In
May 21, 2012 07:52AM
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Congressman Mike Pence (R, Indiana) has issued a public apology for a comment in a closed door meeting that compared the American Dental Association's twice-a-day teeth-brushing recommendation with Nazi genocide that killed an estimated 5.7 million European Jews between 1933 and 1945.
"I am so… Read full post »
When I was a kid, I wanted to be a writer. Not a writer of advertising, but rather of great novels or great entertainments or great, lucid explanations of scientific wonders for laypeople. Serious fiction, plays, journalism--I'm not sure what specifically I wanted. It was all interesting to me… Read full post »
How do you feel about suicide?
Can you imagine the pain, the despair, the utter helplessness a person about to take his own life must feel? Can you imagine that the only way out of your problems is to cease to exist? That you've done something so shameful, so embarrassing, that… Read full post »
A old man walks up to a woman in a bar. "I'm sorry to bother you, but my doctors have given me only two weeks to live," the man says. "I'm very wealthy, and I was wondering if you would sleep with me for a million dollars."
"Well," says the woman,… Read full post »
As I write this, I'm sitting on a third-floor deck of a house on St. George Island, Florida, looking out at the Gulf of Mexico as the sun rises. The sea is calm, almost glassy. There's no chill breeze, no sound except for the gentle lapping of the waves. The horizon… Read full post »
Advertising may be the ultimate "what have you done for me lately?" business. You're only as good as your last idea and, if you slip, there's always somebody--some other copywriter, some other agency--ready to give you an extra shove and walk over your prostrate body to show the client somethi… Read full post »
When I was seven, I was going to be a poet. I'd just written my first poem, entitled "My Boy Al and the Egg"; it was based a story I'd read about Thomas Edison. I was asked to recite it at a second-grade assembly. The applause was intoxicating. I could look forward/… Read full post »
I have to admit: as skeptical as I am about religion and politics, when it comes to relationships, I'm a complete naif. I am, in fact, I'm a bit of a pollyanna; it's against my nature to see the bad or deceptive in people.
For example: big ad agencies are breeding… Read full post »
There's a great scene in "Far Away Places," Episode 6 of Season 5 of Mad Men, in which Roger Sterling and his wife Jane are about to drop acid at the end of a dinner party at Jane's psychiatrist's house. "How long does it last?" asks Roger.
I could have told him… Read full post »
I was a little surprised to read the other day about the demise of Viewshound.com. I wasn't surprised that they stopped doing what they were doing, but I was surprised by how quickly it all fell in upon itself. I figured someone doing something that ambitious would try to hang on a little/… Read full post »
Hi, everyone. I'm crossposting this as Punchnel's in OS. Please make Punchnel's a favorite if you want to get these updates.
One more note: we have a great photo essay by Barry Doyle you'll want to see if you're a fan of his work here. And you isn't?
Greetings,… Read full post »
Hey, all. We're alive and rocking at Punchnel's. I'm going to post updates on OS once a week as Punchnel's, so please make Punchnels' a favorite (http://open.salon.com/blog/punchnels) if you want to see what we're doing. Here's what's happening this week: