A GIFt or two


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It's cocktail time. Again.

And why not?
Wouldn't you if you could?



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Caught it perfectly! Let's celebrate...

We passed 100,000 page views this morning!


Let's celebrate a little...


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Here's some GFR to wake up to

Can you even imagine how f**ked up 
the R&R Hall of Shame must be that these guys are not in it - but ABBA is?

Enjoy y'all..


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Want some GFR of your own?





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Wait for it...

It's imminent...


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Waking up ain't always easy

But it's still better than 
any of the other options...

Time to bake the biscuits.






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A GIFt or two


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It's cocktail time!

I'm in...







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Piss off the neighbors


Buy some military 
surplus equipment 
and start your own parades...





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My FIRST attempt at Blogging

Ten years ago I started a blog on Wordpress:
I wanted a place to vent


but I bogged down almost with my first Post. It was tedious and I gave up on it almost immediately. Here's an example:

How bad is advertising today?

September 23, 2009


MAYBE I’M JUST AN OLD FART BEFORE MY TIME.

If I look back a ways (long before my 13th reinvention of myself), I had quite a bit of fun working in the advertising and graphic design businesses. Back then, before the ideas came out of the computer or were stolen from MTV, you knew who your clients were, what their products were and could do, and what they wanted from you.  I may or may not be more attuned to what I see and hear on TV and in print than you. The older I get, the more I may be ‘out of touch’, but I gotta tell ya, advertising these days just  plain sucks.

Let’s start start with what I like to call the ‘chicification’ of marketing. Case in point? Try this on for size and tell me how believable it is… (right click on the link and open in new window to keep this page active)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maMv-t6e9Gc (THIS VIDEO IS GONE, THANK GOD.)

Makes you wanna just RUN down to the store for paint, doesn’t it? You really can’t blame the agency flacks for that – they’re probably all metro’s or gay or dykes anyway, but ya gotta ask: what the fuck was on the mind of the marketing genius at Home Depot approving this? Did their marketing degree expire the day before he/she/it approved this?

JUST CUT MY BALLS OFF AND BE DONE WITH ME.
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As more and more women rise in the ranks of the ad world, I’m noticing a dangerous trend evolve. Call it the ‘demasculinization of  all husbands virus’.

It’s most prevelant in retail advertising. Tell me you haven’t seen 20 variations on the following theme: The child-like dolt husband and the aggresive, overbearing, smarmy,  marginally attractive wife discuss (read: she talks, he listens) something she wants done. The pussy-whipped husband sits there wagging his head like a little German Shepard toy on the dashboard of your Uncle Mondo’s ’64 Pontiac Chief. The ‘Yes dear, yes dear’ submission of the whimp-assed husband is cloyingly obvious. As she grabs him by the nose ring and drags him off to the Big-box home center, he checks his nuts at the door and dutifully tags along with her as she tells him how inept  he really is, and if he’s a REALLY good boy and does everything she demands, she MAY let him look around the tool area while they’re at the store. The poor chump. And poor us – does the advertiser truly believe that delivering this message in this way will get us (men) jumping up and down like a limp-dick poodle in heat to go anywhere with this annoying bitch? Not me. (right click on the link and open in new window to keep this page active)


A variation on my theme, but the point is made – he’s screwed…

YOU CAN DO IT, WE CAN HELP

“THAT HAVING BEEN SAID” (a truly annoying phrase coined and uttered by politicians and pundits to let you know that they are about to contradict themselves),  on the flip side of this subject there are still truly great ads out there, and this is one of my all time favorites. ‘Shankopotimus’ indeed… (right click on the link and open in new window to keep this page active)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZetD7cdj7w (THIS VIDEO IS ALSO GONE, THANKFULLY)

AND I’d really like to meet whoever is responsible for the absolutely, gratingly annoying Gieco caveman ads in a bar some night… maybe after I kick all of their asses I could get them to explain how they make that lizard talk, and why he has an Australian accent. Like THAT will make me buy insurance, too..
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The sand and the Sea (and me)

Growing up in New Jersey
in the summertime, it was all about 
going 'down the Shore'.



For us, that meant Wildwood...

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On the boardwalk in Wildwood, NJ in the summer of '55. That dapper little dude with the cap on is yours truly.

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That strip you see in the above picture is concrete for a reason.


That's for the 'Sightseer' Tram Car to drive on. The ride these days is $ 3.00. It was 10 cents back then.

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Once a week my father would take us to the boardwalk for what he called 'Junk Night Dinner'. Each kid got a buck apiece to buy whatever food we wanted. I always wanted this:




A great slice of pie if ever there was one. The pies themselves were Huge. They had a unique way of making them, too. The sauce went on last and came out of a pump/gun with a hose that went into the basement!


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Mack was from Philly. Those guys had a different word for everything. They called them 'Cuts' instead of 'Slices'.

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Morey's Pier on the boardwalk. 
You could get lost on there for days.

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The boardwalk in 1939 - 80 years ago!

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Hurricane Sandy struck the area Oct. 30, 2012.


This was one of favorite bars back in the 70's. It's on Pacific Avenue - a main drag that runs parallel to the beach. 
Sandy did quite a bit of damage.

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Lotta frikkin' water...

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That's enough of that. The beach offers a lot to see and do if you look hard enough!


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Have a great day today!


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Why not...

I need the viewers.

Here ya go...


and if that ain't enough?

How's this:




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A GIFt or two - or three or four...


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A GIFt or two


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Is that the way it works here?



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It's cocktail time dammit.

You're damn right Skippy.




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The Jersey Shore mid-July.
No thanks...




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Given the choice

If someone told you that you could never again have sex except with one of these four morons...


What would YOU do?

I'd go gay and go live in a cave by myself 
in the middle of nowhere for the rest of my life...






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It's only Tuesday - don't start bitchin' already...

I have today off but I'll still probably 
do something stupid...


“It takes a very long time to become young.” Pablo Picasso

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Cops finally got to kill one of these scumbags. What a bunch of pussies - won't even show their zit-covered faces...

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Among other things I remodel bathrooms and kitchens.

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This duck is getting to be a pan in the nuts...

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You know full friggin' well it's ALWAYS supposed to be over the top and NOT from the bottom.

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Words that don't exist but should are called Sniglets.

Like for instance Aquadextrous
(The ability to be able to turn the taps in the bathtub on and off with both feet.)

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Okay, I promise...

I guess you guys think this is important, so...

at the end of the day every day, a GIFt.


or two...


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Tuesday night in Naples?

Cocktails with old friends in Naples - that's Florida, not Italy buddy... ...     ...   ...