Tuesday, June 01, 2004

The Future (and past) of Marketing

"Oh, what a world! What a world!" — Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz

Sorry, kids.

I get a referrel from the Blogcritics site, and it's only about a week into my move to this new site.

The Bad News: I'm still unpacking boxes and looking for lost entries and incredibly brilliant observations.

The Good News: It's the first time in my life that I've moved without hurting my back.

Please excuse the mess, though, and don't mind the neighbors. (Interested parties should line up, take a number, and call a friggin' psychiatrist...)

And for more of my greatest hits from the kinda distant past, visit the old site, The Museum of Stupidity -- where you can also see a photo of Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger's tiny penis. (Seriously.)

By the way: did I mention that I used to be in "Marketing"?

Then the 1990s hit. I began asking myself, "This is a solution to what?" everytime I pitched a new campaign or went into one of those dreadful 'sales' meetings.

Very shortly, it became apparent to me that:

1) ...the answer was a big fat "NOTHING, you aide to Satan!"

2) ...if I spent much more time in the world of advertising, I was either going to arrive at one of those meetings with a 9mm Glock -- or I would bypass that 'cultural critique' and just off myself with a 1/4" drill through the forehead as punishment for my past sins.

Anyway, I got out of "the business" -- and into something morally and ethically superior to adverstising: child porno, drug dealing, and trading on the stock market.

I like to think that the world is a better place.

(Although I often fantasize about whippin' that Glock outta my briefcase...)

And for the curious, please visit the last ad I created, the culmination of a twenty-some-odd year career, and the final creative output performed prior to my resignation. It's called, The Future of Advertising.

"Oh, what a wonderful world..." — Louis Armstrong

Monday, May 31, 2004

Thought for the Day: Untitled

If a painting is labeled "Untitled", is it actually untitled, or is the title "Untitled" a title, thus negating the title? And aren't artists a pretentious, stupid bunch?

Sunday, May 30, 2004

Dali, Bruegel, and Rumsfeld Approved

You gotta see this art work by Curt Fisher.

Sweet dreams!