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Berlin Cameron/Red Cell's Andy Berlin and Lowe's Jerry Judge, sitting near actor Vincent Pastore, aka "Big Pussy" from The Sopranos, on a flight from New York to London two weeks ago. Judge likened the hit HBO show to modern Shakespeare, and Pastore agreed, calling David Chase "a genius." Berlin asked Pastore why he sold out Tony Soprano to the feds. "It was in the script," he replied. ... "This is why half the people here got into the business," SS+K's Marty Cooke said as he gestured toward copy-heavy Volvo ads at the opening of Ed McCabe's retrospective last Monday at the School of Visual Arts in New York. McCabe welcomed ad luminaries including Joe Pytka, Amil Gargano, Bob Schmetterer, Michael Patti, Bob Levinson and David Abbott. Visitors wore "Just looking" pins in honor of McCabe's ad that said Barneys' saleswomen, in an effort not to be pushy, would give the pins to customers. The same night, McCabe was feted with a dinner at the Rainbow Room. ... The Red Sox' World Series win earns Bob Hoffman of Boston's Gearon Hoffman a steak dinner from client Scottrade in St. Louis. "I'm collecting right away," he says. "When was the last time the client paid?" ... Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners' Steve Doppelt and his bongo-backed band played to a crowd of about 35-40 at CBGB's Gallery in New York Wednesday night. The singer/songwriter's angst-riddled tunes included "Dumb It Down" and the poignant "Beer and Nyquil." ... At Apple's event in San Jose last week outlining its new U2-branded products, Bono reflected on The Complete U2, the upcoming iTunes-only 400-track box set (see Art & Commerce on page 16). "There is singing on there where I sound like a girl from the early '80s," he said. "I'm confident enough in my sexuality to share that with you. I can hope that you'll forgive the mullet."