"The Brand Gap read aloud by someone else (instead of me hearing me reading The Brand Gap inside my head)" and the blog is comes from are both pretty darn funny. The author Rick Turoczy has an engaging style that makes me want to read more:
…let's be honest: I didn't really pay to attend the session to listen to myself talk.
I mean, c'mon. I talk all the time. For free. At home. At the office. Hoo boy. Ask anyone at the office and they'll tell you they can't get me to shut up about "all the marketing stuff I think is so important." And about how "I just want to work on what I want to work on" and that's always tied to this unhealthy obsession with this amorphous brand thing permeating the entire company as if it were the be all and end all of our corporate existence. Talk talk talk.
If you don't believe me, read this blog. Brevity, not my strong suit.
Heh. You heard the man: Read his blog
Oh, here's the scary shark picture above and other scary shark pictures. The guy takes pretty cool photos, and I was a little surprised to discover he was a pretty hard core Republican sort. While I'm not a "Democrat", I do have enough squishy philosophies to look like one in dim light, and I decided not to tell him that I had expropriated his photo. Just to be safe you understand.
*This post is an attempt to loosen up a bit and have a little more fun. I kind of like the title at least.
GRAND MARAIS, MICHIGAN – At a meeting of the Michigan Society of Speculative Science (MiSSS), Dr. Werner Unterseeboot of the Institute for Great Lakes Submarine Research announced that his advanced photographic analysis has confirmed the validity of the famous "Windy Beach Photo".
The photo was taken by an unidentified vacationer in the late summer of 2003 in the sleepy village of Leland on Lake Michigan and has been the subject of nearly unending controversy in scientific circles since it came the attention of the scientific community last year.
Appearing fiercely triumphant as he read from a prepared statement, Dr. Unterseeboot (himself the subject of much ridicule) declared "With this photo, my years of research are validated. Without question, we can say what everyone with eyes in their head has known all along: there is an active submarine presence in the Great Lakes. While I am not ready at this time to say who might be operating these vessels, it can no longer be questioned that they are in the Lakes".
The 87-year-old maverick researcher refused an interview, but an employee of the Institute speaking on conditions of anonymity related that the Institute has "literally thousands of photos of submarines from all over the Great Lakes" that will be released as they are validated to a special web site set up by the IGLSR.
More April Foolery
Well … maybe not, but April 1st has always been one of my favorites. One reason is because I was blessed with a father who took great pleasure in looking at the inherent possiblilities for humor in any situation. He even went so far as to create Baxter University, a ficticious university … and university newspaper … and radio program, but that's another story. Anyway, I like it and have a lot of fun with it. Continue reading