We Can’t Have Nice Things – Advertising edition

We Can’t Have Nice Things – Advertising edition

  An ad agency in New York cooked up a novel campaign to advertise themselves to potential clients.  They mailed a top executive at each firm a stuffed toy…and a ransom note. The words, cut out of magazines and newspapers in classic ransom note style, read...
Throw the First Stone(wall)

Throw the First Stone(wall)

    In the early hours of June 28, 1969, New York City police raided the Greenwich Village gay club the Stonewall Inn.  Let’s set the scene. Gay clubs were much more than a place to get a drink or look for love. The 1960s, and the decades that came before...
Mishmash Mash-up

Mishmash Mash-up

While preparing for a scheduled radio address from his vacation home in California, President Ronald Reagan announced, [clip].  It didn’t go out over the air, but someone had it on tape and slipped it out to the world. Even in the pre-Internet days, the Soviet Union...
Butter in the Bank 2

Butter in the Bank 2

Odd Dad Out promo Proper preparation prevent poor performance.  You’ve got a first aid kit in your car, a little box of tornado supplies in the closet, canned goods in the pantry, a few thousand rubber bullets.  You don’t have that one? The London Metropolitan police...
A Girl And Her Camera

A Girl And Her Camera

One of the preeminent documentary photographers of the 20th century, Dorothea Lange was born Dorothea Nutzhorn on May 26, 1895, in Hoboken, New Jersey.  Two events in her childhood would have a major impact on the trajectory of Dorothea’s life. Her father left their...