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The Art of the Probe

Posted on December 8, 2016

Slade: How the hell did you know I didn’t have the king or the ace? Lancey Howard: I recollect a young man putting the same question to Eddie the Dude. “Son,” Eddie told him, “all you paid was the looking price. Lessons are extra.” ― “The Cincinnati Kid” (1965) There are only two great movies […]

You Had One Job

Posted on November 3, 2016

Lots more where this came from on you-had-one-job.com. Of course I think these pix and this meme are hilarious. But then I start to think about whether or not alternative investment strategies have done their job. I start to think about what that job is. And I go hmmm … Whenever you are about to […]

Anthem!

Posted on October 14, 2016

Ash: You still don’t understand what you’re dealing with, do you? Perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility. Lambert: You admire it. Ash: I admire its purity. A survivor … unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality. Parker: Look, I am … I’ve heard enough of this, and I’m asking […]

Cat’s Cradle

Posted on June 21, 2016

“I’m not a drug salesman. I’m a writer.” “What makes you think a writer isn’t a drug salesman?”   “No wonder kids grow up crazy. A cat’s cradle is nothing but a bunch of X’s between somebody’s hands, and little kids look and look and look at all those X’s . . .” “And?” “No […]

Optical Illusion / Optical Truth

Posted on May 4, 2016

Portion of original dot map by Dr. John Snow, the founding father of epidemiology, showing the clusters of cholera cases in the London epidemic of 1854. The visual representation of Snow’s data analysis convinced local authorities to shut down the contaminated public well at ground zero of the cholera outbreak, although it would be another […]

The Placebo Effect

Posted on April 20, 2016

BOTOX® is the only FDA-approved, preventive treatment that is injected by a doctor every 12 weeks for adults with Chronic Migraine (15 or more headache days a month, each lasting 4 hours or more). BOTOX® prevents up to 9 headache days a month (vs up to 7 for placebo). BOTOX® therapy is not approved for […]

My Passion is Puppetry

Posted on April 6, 2016

Campaign Company Launch Date “Flo” Progressive Insurance 2008 “Rhetorical Question” “Happier Than A … ” “Did You Know?” “It’s What You Do” GEICO 2009 2012 2013 2014 “Mayhem” Allstate 2010 “University of Farmers” Farmers Insurance 2010 “Magic Jingle” State Farm 2011 2011 “That’s Not How It Works” Esurance 2014 “Chicken Parm You Taste So Good” […]

Hobson’s Choice

Posted on March 16, 2016

If you don’t like what’s being said, change the conversation. – Don Draper, Mad Men: “Love Among the Ruins” (2009) Dalek: The Dalek stratagem nears completion. The fleet is almost ready. You will not intervene. The Doctor: Oh really? Why’s that, then? Dalek: We have your associate. You will obey or she will be exterminated. […]