Today is a special day…but not for me

September 9 is the most common birthday.  (USA anyway) We didn’t really start celebrating birthdays until we really had calendars.  How would you know?  We started celebrating birthdays about 5,000 years ago with the Egyptian Pharaohs, as they tracked moon cycles.  Candles on cake?  Those zany Greeks are to blame. Who has a birthday today?  Here’s a few: Adam Sandler, Michael […]

These people are such losers!

Shaq has missed over 5,300 free throws…the most of any NBA player Van Gogh could only sell one of his paintings. Jeff Bezos was laughed at for his on-line book store idea. Reggie Jackson has the most MLB strike outs..2,597 to be precise. Women worldwide still wear the LBD look of Coco Chanel, but she […]

You better than the other guy?

Part sport, part art and science.  It’s National Chess Day. (9/1) A game that started in India (some say China) in the 6th century and quickly spread and grew into the game we now know in Italy and Spain around in the mid 15th century…but was also disparaged by major religions at the time. I started […]

I’ll drink to this holiday

Today (8/28) is the National USA celebration day of this tasty drink. Red Wine!Here’s something that been around for thousands of years…from China, Greece, Sicily; the oldest winery was found in Armenia.  And red wine was the every-episode fav of Cersei and Tyrion Lannister in “Game of Thrones” and was the go-to ceremonial taste in Egypt. […]

It’s quite a puzzle

Life and business are like a puzzle.  Never try to put yourself in a spot where you don’t fit. The first jigsaw puzzle was seen in 1766.  They were cut from wood and displayed countries around the world; used by teachers to teach geography.   Today “Ice Puzzle 9” is considered one of the hardest to solve ever […]

Grab a cold one today

Today is the day for a cold one anywhere on the planet. International Beer day is today. This happy elixir was first enjoyed some 13,000 years ago in what is now Israel by those zany Natufians. 5,000 years ago, hard workers in Iraq were paid in beer, and the gang building the pyramids were given […]

Did YOU stand in line?

It started today back in 2007.   The first Apple iPhone was released.  People lined up for days to get their hands on one.   (You ever do the iphone line?) This experience still exists, if not bigger,  13 years later.How do you achieve that kind of brand loyalty? I suggest many companies don’t achieve it because: — Their real […]

How’d they PRINT that?

Right now someone somewhere is sweating a font choice for some commercial we’ll see in our day sometime soon.  So…some fun font facts: — Helvetica is the most used today— Comic Sans is the most hated, released October 1994— The New York Times uses Georgia (Arial for sans serif)— Blackletter was one of the first, […]