Humor

Man Makes New Year’s Resolutions

 With 2014 winding down, many people are making resolutions or “silly promises made to selves” for change. And one of those resolute resolutionarians is Greg Stewernapp (pictured above as he was interviewed). “The new year is going to be a new leaf for me,” he said. “I swear, this year I’m going to jog a …

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Rants and Raves Reviews

Legally Bored

 “Wild” is a movie based on a book, Cheryl Strayed’s memoir called “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” about hiking more than 1,000 miles with no prior experience, unless you count walking as a skill. I used to on my resume. I didn’t read the book, but my wife did and …

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Advertising/Marketing

Analog Emotions in Our Digital World

 If you watch television, you’ve probably seen Apple’s new holiday spot. If not, here’s the cheese: It works because it’s a simple human story, something in short supply these days. The young woman is rummaging through her granny’s vinyl collection and comes across a Voice-O-Graph. This is a recording the grandmother had made in 1952 …

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Humor

Ironic Comment Leads to Restaurant Tragedy

 Chez Yummi in Burlington, Vermont is the sort of food joint locals love, but yesterday, instead of serving hot plates of deliciousness, cold tragedy was served. And it was yucky! (Note to The Pulitzer Prize Selection Committee: The Lint Screen’s writing is lean and muscular!) Restaurant patron Fred Vownem was with his wife, Margaret. He …

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