Sports signage in times of pandemic

In watching some futbol (aka soccer aka English football) matches this past year, it kind of seems like some of them have maybe increased the sponsorship names on the stadium seats. It kind of makes sense that with no butts in seats, this is real estate that is more on camera than in the past.… Continue reading Sports signage in times of pandemic

Book Review Backlash

It started with a tweet about how a new Congresswoman is dressed. There was a backlash on Twitter. I’ve seen several stories about that. Less noticed, it seems to me, is the tweeter promotes his book on Twitter. https://twitter.com/eScarry/status/1063193793942425600 People clicked over to Amazon to give the book 1-star reviews. You can see that when… Continue reading Book Review Backlash

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Tech is the new tobacco

My father as a teenager told me stories about the horrors of picking tobacco to encourage me to do well in school because manual labor sucks. The Truth Campaign started when I was young. But, technology companies appear to have learned only part of the lessons of Big Tobacco. This is AT&T mimicking Phillip Morris… Continue reading Tech is the new tobacco

RIP Home Box Office

Mr. Stankey described a future in which HBO would substantially increase its subscriber base and the number of hours that viewers spend watching its shows. To pull it off, the network will have to come up with more content, transforming itself from a boutique operation, with a focus on its signature Sunday night lineup, into… Continue reading RIP Home Box Office

MLM mashup with political tribalism

A very conservative friend shared a rant I’ve seen in the past. No big deal. Curiously, though, at the end (under the See More break) was a piece of text not consistent with the rest. If You Want True Financial Freedom and Not Have to Worry about This Contact Me and I’ll Show You a… Continue reading MLM mashup with political tribalism

Closing

Businesses close. Maybe it is after a few months. Maybe it is after a century. Probably it is somewhere in between. I get amused when people who have not been to one that is closing in years get shocked when it closes. If you personally have not bothered to patronize the business, then that is… Continue reading Closing