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Ruining the net one ‘Mad ad’ at a time


I don’t know about all of you, but I find the increased blizzardization of advertising on the net to be quite annoying anymore. Given the trend lines depicted in the chart above, I fear it will only continue get worse. You can’t … Continue reading

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“Ladies and gentlemen…The Beatles!”


Tomorrow, February 9, 2014, is exactly 50 years to the day that The Beatles made their first appearance on American television – on the Ed Sullivan Show. Tonight, CBS, in conjunction with the Grammy’s, will be broadcasting a special celebrating … Continue reading

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Shared responsibility for Detroit’s plight


As a Michigander for the past 21 years, I have heard my share of Detroit criticisms, jokes, and put downs, both from within and outside the Great Lakes State. While fingers can be and have been correctly pointed at the … Continue reading

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See and discuss “The Purity Myth” on May 19th


I had an opportunity to preview the documentary, entitled The Purity Myth last night. It is a powerful film, based on the book of the same name by Jessica Valenti, which documents and critiques the ongoing war against women that … Continue reading

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