Birkenstocks, we barely knew ye

Usually when one refers scoffingly to a "Birkenstock-wearing" so-and-so, one’s not thinking of over-excitable exercise guru and informercial pioneer Tony Little. Known to himself and others as "America’s Personal Trainer", […]

Who knew?

Iconoclastic rockers The Who are following in the footsteps of author-turned-spiritual-leader L. Ron Hubbard—and we’re mortified it took us this long to figure it out. In 1949, when Hubbard said, […]

Ernest not in earnest

I always wondered how the producers of The Daily Show —or Ali G—get people to go on camera, because anyone who has ever watched those shows knows the interviewees end […]

Doing it at Doane

Some colleges have a reputation for being party schools. Then there’s Doane College in Crete, Nebraska, which actively recruits with a postcard telling new students that life on its campus […]

Geico vs. Google

Maybe you haven’t noticed, but that little Geico lizard has been doing some Kung Fu fighting with Google, and so far it’s losing. Geico is attempting to sue Google for […]

Have yourself a merry little Chrismukkah

Even if the concept of "Chrismukkah" fails to catch on, the WB’s The O.C. has scored a public relations hit with the idea of a combined Christian and Jewish holiday […]

Sequels are looking good by comparison

It’s pretty rare when the remake of a great movie surpasses the original. More often, we’re used to seeing remakes flounder in the paths of their predecessors. (Think Tim Burton’s […]

Santa’s empty sack

So, The Wall Street Journal ran a story this morning about a terrifying iPod shortage at retailers nationwide that ranks right up there with the dearth of flu vaccine. (On […]

Marketing apprentice

Looks like last year’s The Apprentice winner Bill Rancic is learning more than just how to be a real estate tycoon from Donald Trump. The highly-coiffed master of self-promotion has […]

Quiet, please!

Why does AdFreak think that all this talk of lifting the ban on cell phone use on airplanes is a bad idea? No, we’re not worried about whether your call […]