It seems the people at Chrysler have really taken “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35” to heart. For me, Cheerios won the Super Bowl ad blitz with a touching, less-is-more ad about a growing family. The ad subtlely and brilliantly shows a great truth: that for many families, Cheerios have become more than a cereal–they are a […]

Many people were outraged by last week’s Rolling Stone cover featuring a selfie of alleged Boston bomber Dzhohkar Tsarnaev. Many others shrugged their shoulders and asked, “What’s the big deal?”   Count me among the outraged. Here is the big deal: A quick internet search of RS covers shows from the last few years shows they give […]

With eleven days until Election Day, Montanans are not being courted by Mssrs. Obama and Romney–they have both chalked up Montana as a red state. But there is a fierce battle between incumbent John Tester-D and Rep. Denny Rehberg-R for one of Montana’s Senate seats. From their heated campaigns, these thoughts: 1. Printers must LOVE […]

Last week I bought a $26 golf mat on so I could practice chipping in my back yard. Apparently my data has been farmed out because ever since then, I’ve been getting inundated with online ads on various websites–sometimes two on the same web page–for golf mats! The mats advertised range anywhere from $30 to $350. […]

NBC is going all-in on their coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics, offering live coverage for every single event in the games, some on TV and some online (not all for free–only cable subscribers will be able to see some of the live streams). This will add up to more than 5,000 hours of event coverage. 5,000 hours […]

Some thoughts from February: Super Bowl Blahs None of this year’s Super Bowl spots did much for me. The winner for me was the M&Ms ad, which was extremely solid–product on screen, funny, timely and a bit racy, but that’s consistent with the vibe they’ve established over the years. Nothing else really popped for me. Is it just me, […]