Ain’t nothin’ going on but the rent

Every once in a while, amid all the iPod hype, I read a story about the merits of the subscription, or rental, model in online music, such as this one, […]

Everyone’s going to Disneyland!

So apparently you don’t have to be a Super Bowl (or World Series or Olympic) champion to get a chance to utter the phrase, “I’m going to Disneyland!” As part […]

Yugo first

Coming soon to a dealer near you: communist cars. Malcolm Bricklin, the serial car entrepreneur who introduced the infamous Yugo to America in the 1980s, is on his way to […]

A new product to stop you cold

From the very-bad-idea department of new products: Just when you thought it was safe to go back on the mountain, Motorola and Burton are planning a line of snowboarding jackets […]

Red Sox/MasterCard spoof? Priceless

You could probably devote a whole blog just to spoofs of MasterCard’s “Priceless” campaign, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a take-off funnier than the Red Sox version currently in […]

I came, I saw, iPod

To the relief of friends and relatives, I joined the iPod nation, in the Special Edition U2 region, over the holidays. No more cassette-playing Sony Walkman for me. The user’s […]

No rest for the wealthy

Remember the so-called wealth factor? In the good old 1990s, it boosted consumer spending as Americans used part of their stock-market gains to treat themselves. Then, when the market turned […]

Talk about mud flaps

When you think of breakthroughs in advertising media, you don’t think of Wyoming. Then again, you don’t think of mud flaps. A Jackson man has created FlapMedia—a company that sells […]

Angels in devil’s shoes

First they were the Los Angeles Angels. Then the California Angels. Then the Anaheim Angels. And now … the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim? Yes, the team is taking that […]

Pitman has a playmate

In case you haven’t seen it, here’s the new viral campaign from Axe deodorant. It’s called Axe Feather, although that’s kind of a boring name. What about Subservient Chick? You […]