Archive for June, 2008

The streets are alive with the sound of… everything

Friday, June 20th, 2008

The street outside your window is immersed in a twitching, crackling, pulsating cloud.

9 Lessons I Learned from Working in a Creative Agency

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Have faith in your coworkers, but don’t trust them. At a creative agency, you’re surrounded by talented people. Designers, writers, account executives, traffic coordinators and the rest. In a perfect world, everyone in your chain of command is smart, capable and insightful. But, as a writer, whenever I send corrections back to the designer it [...]

Quick, let me distill 200 pages down to 1 paragraph

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Have you ever noticed that: “Executive Summary” is just a fancy word for “gist?” Come on guys, at least call it an abstract. Or an overview. Or just a summary. “Executive Summary” has always struck me as an inside joke, kind of like the Wilhelm Scream.


Friday, June 13th, 2008

Contranyms are so bad. By bad, I mean good.

Balancing Acts: What Nazis, Communists, Americans, Iran and Roger Federer have in common

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Oh dear, I’ve gone and violated Godwin’s Law. At least I got it out of the way early, which was unavoidable as the entire point of this post is a review I read of Pat Buchanan’s new book. The former Nixon Adviser/former presidential candidate/current MSNB correspondent hops aboard the World War II revisionism short bus, [...]

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