Mc D’s Cooks Up New Concept

from The Onion: Hungry shoppers at the Gurnee Mills outlet mall can now get a name-brand lunch at a bargain-basement price, thanks to the Monday opening of McDonald’s first “Not Quite Perfect” outlet store, offering imperfect and irregular items from the fast-food giant’s menu. “It’s true that consistency is part of what makes McDonald’s the […]

Grey Goose Does The Sun Dance

from Reuters: Robert Redford’s Sundance Channel has partnered with Grey Goose Vodka to produce a six-part series called “Iconoclasts,” which will start airing on the cable outlet beginning in November, Each episode will bring together two innovators from different fields, including film and television, architecture and design, fashion, food, music and sports. One will act […]

Taking The Majors Down A Notch

Erwin Penland of Greenville, SC created the following print ad for the Greenville Bombers, a class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. I wonder if the brass in Beantown got to see the ad before it ran.

Everything Is Connected And Everything Matters

The Huckabees corporation is dedicated to bringing value to communities across the country and the world. While our low retail prices are one way that we accomplish this goal, it is our commitment to our shared values as Americans that is the guiding principle we rely on to guarantee success. Okay, I know I’m a […]

Waits Wants Cow’s Udder Removed From His Face

Tom Waits issued an entertaining, but serious,

Will The Real Brand Evangelists Please Stand Up?

Jackie Huba posted this humorous cartoon by Tom Fishburne.

W’s Finger On The Button

International Herald Tribune reports that George Jones, Alan Jackson, Keney Chesney, Van Morrison, John Fogerty, John Hiatt, The Knack, Alejandro Escovedo, Kenny Loggins and Joni Mitchell all share space on the First iPod–the digital music player given to President Bush by his twin daughters last summer. The leader of the free world/oil industry likes to […]

Try To Make It Real Compared To What

As Seth Godin considers Eddie Harris and Les McCann’s performance at Montreaux Jazz Festival in 1969 and the various ways that performance has been handed down over time from LP to digitally remasted CD to MP3, he laments the loss of authenticity in digital reproductions. I wonder what happens when our digital culture has nothing […]

Cuello del Toro Blows Some Smoke

The brave ad men and ad women of Milwaukee and Chicago-based Hoffman York breaks an in-your-face ad campaign for Argentinian cigarette, Cuello del Toro today. Using headlines like, “You just found a brand new way to flip off the rest of the world” and “The smoke for the man that just won’t take no for […]

Rich Guy Likes His Battles Big

Boing Boing’s Xeni Jardin caught up with Mark Cuban recently to discuss his latest, and perhaps greatest, business challenge–building the first all-digital theater empire. Here are some excerpts from her Wired article: Getting to the Bunker, as Mark Cuban’s assistants call his underground office, means tunneling deep into the American Airlines Center, the 20,000-seat stadium […]