Archive for August, 2010

Wherein The Author Comes Out Of The Closet

Wherein The Author Comes Out Of The Closet

(This Week’s B-Metro Column) This column, its 75-song Playlist—and easily 12 hours of listening time over past few weeks—were directly inspired by a brief clip from the new Will Ferrell / Mark Wahlberg buddy-cop movie. The team receives radio orders to Bust A Perp. And not just any Perp. The big one. So for that

Whadayew Mean You Don’t Like It?

Whadayew Mean You Don't Like It?

Dunn Building Company is a client we’ve long enjoyed working with. Aside from being consistently friendly and reasonable people, they’ve allowed us to do some pretty Out Of The Box creative work—compared to the typical construction company’s stuff. Like this ad: Click Here Anyhow, they recently asked us to produce an employment recruiting ad —

Introducing The New Woman In My Life

Introducing The New Woman In My Life

(FROM MY 8.10.10 B-METRO COLUMN) I have a Word file entitled “keepers”—where I’ve ranked my favorite records, by year, dating back to 1980. Aside from being critical to maintaining Geek Cred, it’s a handy reference tool I use before making over-the-top claims like this one: Stephanie Finch’s debut album, Cry Tomorrow, is my favorite pop

Global Warming: Good Science, Bad Marketing.

Global Warming: Good Science,         Bad Marketing.

Our fine young intern Josh Hedrick recently pointed me to a New York Times article entitled “Climate Fears Turn to Doubts Among Britons” (http://nyti.ms/cy02W1)—which asks, “If the scientific consensus on climate change has not changed, why have so many people turned away from the idea that human activity is warming the planet?” And while the

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