November 24, 2009

As Seen, Posted Above a Urinal

Seems like the thread started with that just-as-witty shaving commercial -- something like, "the tree looks taller when the underbrush is cleared away" (was it Gilette?) -- is here to stay.

Keep it classy, Bally.

November 17, 2009

November 17

The pastry of my discontent sits in the fridge.

Was Martin Smid a real math student?
There's something that doesn't matter.

Rumors of impending doom for the late night.

I developed a taste for butternut, and I'm afraid the season's gonna pass me by.

That reminds me: get the pumpkin thing at the Helmand – everybody says so.

I'm going to just play louder and louder.
My nose is going to bleed and I'm going to play louder.
Things'll get caught in my throat and I'm going to play louder.
Gunshots, grocery stores, short walks, furniture, trains, cooking utensils, underground and over and I'm going to play louder.
I'm going to play louder and louder and louder.

Look in there. Just look.

November 15, 2009

Things Done, Things to Do

You should go see A Serious Man, the new Coen Brothers film. I was up in the air and haven't-seen-her-in-forever Tina said it was good, so I skipped staring at goats and went to this -- conveniently right around the corner from my place. What a great follow up to No Country. Am I the only one who thinks that? Same feel, only in a midwestern suburbs and very Jewish way. I'm sure a lot of the cultural nuances were lost on me, but damn was it good.

I went home and drank a beer in the backyard, standing on a chair and looking around the neighborhood over the fence. It's a momentary-perspective-shifter kind of movie... like The Wrestler without all the ugh, or Pecker. But maybe those are two more cases of "I'm the only one that feels that way."

Last night (Saturday), J and I checked out Times New Viking at the Talking Head. Also good stuff. You should check them out, too. Unless you don't like things that are fast, loud, and fuzzy. If you don't like those things, then you probably don't like me. Thanks for the much needed company J.

November 10, 2009

I Like Working with Good People Who Work with Good People

The Humane Society

I spend my days at Threespot (more or less), and I'm going to take the rare moment to give big ups to my colleagues. Check out this super-small sampling of client launches in these past 12 months. For the record, we aren't as always-left as this little portfolio would imply. But they are all names I'm guessing you know.


If this makes you hungry, maybe you should come work with us someday. One of the mantras around the halls these days (did you start it Colgrove? is it a quote?), "Do good. Be great."

Planned Parenthood

Bragging now complete. And for the record I didn't get to make serious contributions to any of these due to commitments to other equally great clients, so it is only bragging-once-removed. Like when you talk about how a friend of yours is about to publish 2010's most important book of poetry (unless it comes out in 2009, wherein it will be 2009's most important).

November 1, 2009

I Haven't Written in a While, But I Have a Lot I Should Write About (Soon)