Friday, December 18, 2009

End of the week quick hits and musings

- A Glimmer Twin turns 66 today. Happy Birthday to Keith Richards, guitarist of the Rolling Stones, who is the butt of many late-night talk show host jokes about age. But, show of hands, how many of you would still pay very good money to see the Stones rock it out? That's what I thought...

- I can't wait to see Sherlock Holmes. I'm curious to see Avatar.

- Congratulations to our good friends at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners (San Francisco), named Agency of the Decade by ADWEEK magazine.

- Do you remember what some were doing ten years ago at this time? In the midst of the Y2K scare, many were buying up bottled water, foodstuffs and other essentials for surviving the catastrophe which awaited once the clock ticked midnight on December 31, 1999. Ten years later, we're still here.

- This is a focus group of one, but it seems like more and more folks are designing and producing the do-it-yourself Christmas card with the family photo(s) on the front. Remember back in the day when these cards were only for those who (a) spent an above average amount on their cards and (b) planned way, way in advance?

- Speaking of holiday cards, have the sale of electronic varieties gone up by an appreciable amount? It seems the right thing to do in this eco-conscious time in which we live.

- I'm pretty sure Bob Knight was yanked off John Calipari's holiday card list. Knight called out Calipari, at a recent speech, citing the Kentucky coach's two prior stops (Memphis and Massachusetts) where he left programs placed on probation. Knight's point? How come Calipari is still allowed to coach...?

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