A Daily Mental Workout…

It’s really a given that the public is increasingly seeking its news not from mainstream television networks or the ever-disappearing daily newspapers, but rather from surfing online, giving us the leeway to essentially behave as our own editor, seeking out news that...

What’s With These Promos?

First we have the “dump ten friends and get a Whopper from Burger King” online promo, which I commented on in my blog entry on January 13.  OK, as obscene as this was, it was at the very least “interactive”  — the mantra of social media — in that one had...

When Is A Pint Not A Pint?

No, this is not a riddle, but a point of contention if you are Haagen-Dazs and have decreased the size of “pints” from 16 ounces to 14 ounces.  The issue is that competitor Ben and Jerry’s is making ‘hay’ out of this and holding Haagen-Dazs up for...

Why save the newspapers…

Look, most everybody gets their news online, so what was all the fuss about Denver’s recently shuttered Rocky Mountain News or the rumors about the possibility of a shut down for the Seattle Post Intelligencer or whatever is next? The thinning of newspapers has...

Biden’s Blooper Makes Headline News

This past week’s news reports were hard on anybody’s digestion, what with the economy spiraling in the wrong direction again, a Turkish flight that crashed in Amsterdam’s airport, President Obama taking on Congress, the re-thinking of troop withdrawal from Iraq, the...