In My Day We Walked To School. Uphill. Both Ways.

Alan Wolk has a great entry today over at The Toad Stool. He tells of watching “Field of Dreams” with his two young children: It was only 1989. A year that most you reading this blog had already been born. Yet there were no cell phones. No internet. In one key scene, Kevin Costner and […]

In A World…Without Don LaFontaine

Damn… ‘King of Voiceovers’ Don LaFontaine Dies at 68 If I smoked 2 packs a day I could sound like that, too…VO work is such a cushy gig.

Stock Photography, Up Close

Talk to any professional photographer today and they’ll invariably seethe at the mention of istockphoto or other websites that are lowering the costs of stock photos (and videos), and becoming the first choice of many cost-squeezed agencies or clients. BusinessWeek takes a closer look: But what should photographers and graphic designers do? They need to […]

I Pity The Fool That Yanked Mr. T Off The Air

The Mr. T Snickers ad that caused a stir this week has been taken off the air. The AP says Mars Inc., which makes the candy bars, meant the ad to be funny, not offensive, and that’s why they decided to pull it. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation said the ad used stereotypes of gay […]

The Defense Of The Offensive

I predicted that Bob Garfield’s Open Letter To John Wren would stir things up, and judging by the 70 comments, it sure has. So should we care if ads are perceived by some as offensive or not? It’s the subject of my new Talent Zoo column. Here’s a snippet: “It’s just an ad.” This one […]

Found on Flickr

According to The New York Times, Getty Images will scour Flickr for images it might be able to sell. Getty editors will comb Flickr in search of interesting images. They will then invite photographers to participate in the program and ensure that their images have the proper releases to be licensed legally. Those who are […]

Creative Is Now A Commodity

But this video demonstrates that where you grow it makes a difference:


This, for a Dallas Kia dealer: UPDATE: I guess they do a lot of impersonations:

McCain Is Not A Mac–Or A PC

A few weeks ago, I wrote on Talent Zoo that despite the hype, there are still people who don’t use the Net or care about new media. And for many, it’s a choice, not a factor of age, class, or income. Apparently, this digital divide includes the man who wants to be the leader of […]

R.I.P. Bo Diddley

This seems like forever ago… From the AP: Rock pioneer Bo Diddley dies at age 79.