Why Black Friday Needs To End

Why Black Friday Needs To Not Happen (NSFW)

The days of waiting in line all night for a chance at a bargain need to be over.   [Note: The following article was originally published at Charles I. Letbetter Creative about this time last year, which is why some of the image content is NSFW. They kindly gave us Continue Reading

Blurred Lives

Finding Focus In A Blurred World

How strongly are we influenced by what we hear, what we see, and what we experience without ever actually giving the matter direct thought? Is there such a thing as an original thought any more or is everything merely a re-interpretation of what someone else created? [ed. note:  The Old Continue Reading

Do halloween ads work

Do Halloween Ads Actually Sell Anything?

Scare tactics from Mars to Burger King. Source: The Scariest, Freakiest and Funniest Halloween Ads of 2017 – Adweek Holiday ads, in general, are special beasts in the advertising world. Budgets are larger and there is more expected from them. Therefore, they tend to be more creative, more effort is Continue Reading

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Say It Loud, Say It Clear — Better Writing in the Age Of Abiding 

Entertain, don’t be afraid of a bit of filth, but be cautious with your XXXs – the essential guide to getting your message across while avoiding the pitfalls of communication Source: Don’t press send … The new rules for good writing in the 21st century Writing is an essential part Continue Reading

Addiction

Addiction Ruins Everyone’s Chill Even If You’re Not The One Addicted

“It’s everywhere. It bugs the hell out of me when chefs have this rock-and-roll image. It’s all bullshit,” the Fox TV chef told the Cannes TV market. Source: MIPCOM: Gordon Ramsay Says Cocaine Ruining Restaurant Business | Hollywood Reporter Drugs. I have to say up front that on a primary Continue Reading

It's So Hard To Say Goodbye

It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye

September was not a kind month. Let’s take a moment to consider what all happened, in no particular order. At least 70 known deaths from Hurricane Harvey in the Houston, Texas area. This doesn’t count the deaths in Louisiana and Mississippi nor deaths that occurred after the storm as a Continue Reading

end of the world

This Saturday, an invisible rogue planet will NOT bring about the Rapture

A Christian researcher has blended theories about Planet X and the eclipse and decided that the world ends Saturday Source: This Saturday, an invisible rogue planet will bring about the Rapture . . . maybe – Salon.com There are fools everywhere and there is always someone wanting to push for Continue Reading

charlie and the chocolate factory

Roald Dahl’s “Charlie” Was Supposed To Be Black

“I don’t know why (it was changed). It’s a great pity.” Liccy Dahl, Roald Dahl’s widow There is so much about children’s literature that we love. We identify with the characters and sometimes even take on some of their traits. We look at how they solve the problems in their Continue Reading