Hurricane coming? Get the Pop-Tarts

In general, you’d say hurricanes are bad for business. But apparently they’re good for some products—specifically, beer and strawberry Pop-Tarts. According to an item in Sunday’s New York Times about […]

Parade of the disgusting ad icons

Heads up, yellow toe fungus spokes-yuck: There’s a new kid in town, and his name is Mr. Mucus. In what appears to be a candidate for the most disgusting ad […]

Tacoma spots leave us a little queasy

If you’re going to invent a fictitious physical ailment to get laughs in your TV spot, you might want to log on to WebMD or some other knowledgable site and […]

Smells like Baz Luhrmann

Doomed lovers. An impoverished writer who lives in a garret with a neon sign flashing outside through the night. A star who must go back to her earlier life. It’s […]

Safe and sound in Minneapolis

Maybe it’s the lingering influence of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, but Americans associate Minneapolis with urban safety. In a Gallup poll released last week, adults were asked whether they […]

Putting the “F” in FCC

First there was Bono. Then there was Janet Jackson. Now there’s Tyler Palko. No, Palko’s not the best singer you never heard of, but he’s probably the latest individual to […]

The Matrix reconstituted

This is a not-very-good picture of two of the 25 or so Agent Smiths from The Matrix that descended upon the Grand Central Station subway station on Friday morning in […]

Scrooge loves those gift cards

Picking your favorite Scrooge ain’t easy. There’s Alastair Sim‘s wonderful portrayal from the classic 1951 film. There’s Patrick Stewart, who played the old miser on Broadway (and whose performance on […]

I’m feeling yucky!

We’ve spent quality time in the last few weeks fooling around with the beta of Google’s Desktop Search application, and it gives us a mildly uncomfortable feeling. The tool brings […]

Apple’s testimonials and the burden of truth

I just bought an iMac. It’s one of the jazzy new models with the flat screen that pivots on its chrome stem in a way that seems weirdly human, like […]