Feedback — we have to give it and receive it, sometimes daily depending on our jobs.
That doesn’t make it any easier to hear.
Tim Minchin, the Olivier-award winning and Tony-nominated songwriter of Broadway’s Matilda, once received a very bad review that he couldn’t really shake off. How did he deal with it?
He wrote a hilarious song about it.
I’ll have to try that sometime…
Note — Minchin is currently workshopping a new musical in London based on the movie Groundhog Day. Can’t wait to hear those lyrics!
Posted in Broadway, Comedy, Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Internet, Life, Movies, Music, Relationships, Writing
Tagged bad review, Broadway, comedy, commentary, constructive criticism, entertainment, feedback, Groundhog Day movie, Humor, life, Matilda musical, Music, Olivier Award, Relationships, song lyrics, songwriter, Tim Minchin, Tony Award, workshop, writing
I am fascinated by The Golf Channel’s coverage of The Open at Royal Liverpool.
So far this week, they have broadcast seven hours of ‘live’ coverage each day — followed by a repeat of that same coverage in the evening hours — and the golf tournament hasn’t even started yet.
That’s three days, 14 hours per day, of nothing but press conferences, talking heads and video of a practice round or two.
But no golf.
When the tournament begins on Thursday — at 4am ET, mind you — ESPN has the honors of showing actual rounds of golf.
Sucks to be the baby of the (cable) family, am I right?
Posted in Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Sports, Television
Tagged baby of the family, basic cable, broadcast, commentary, entertainment, ESPN, golf, Golf Channel, golf coverage, golf tournament, Humor, life, live coverage, match play, practice round, premium cable, press conference, Royal Liverpool, Sports, talking heads, Television, The Open
I’m a big fan of candy; no secret about that.
These jellies are particularly pretty.
Their ‘Tequila sunrise’ coloring is kind of lovely, going from yellow to that deep orange. And the package reveals that they have a liquid center, which may be tasty.
So you have to wonder what sicko decided to call them…
That just ruins the whole thing. And now I’ve ruined it for you, too.
Hope you’ve eaten.
Posted in Food, Humor, Life, Shopping
Tagged candy, coloring, food, gummies, Humor, jellies, life, liquid center, no skin off my nose, oozy, orange, packaging, pimples, ruined, shopping, sicko, Tequila sunrise, yellow, Zit Poppers
Posted in Design, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Philosophy, Writing
Tagged design, Humor, let's do this, lettering, life, philosophy, read set go, writing
A chance viewing on the great Google machine inspired the question:
With all the bizarre holidays out there, why don’t we celebrate Funny Chalkboard Sign Day?
There are so many really funny chalkboard signs outside bars and restaurants…and I think they deserve some recognition.
I posted some of the my favorites below.
Have you seen others that deserve a shout out? Post them in the comments. And look for the national holiday coming soon.
A chalkboard sign would be a really good place to promote it…
Posted in Advertising, Art, Design, Holiday, Humor, Internet, Life, Restaurants
Tagged advertising, art, bars, bizarre holidays, Business, chalk, chalk dust, chalkboard, comments, design, Funny Chalkboard Sign Day, Google, holidays, Humor, Internet, interwebs, life, national holiday, restaurants, second glance, sense of humor, when the dust settles
This morning many New Yorkers were puzzled by the presence of a particularly prodigious Rubik’s Cube, floating along the Hudson River on a barge.
Or maybe not. (They live here….they’ve seen everything by now.)
The colossal cube was created by the Liberty Science Center in neighboring Jersey City as part of their weekend-long celebration of the popular game’s 40th birthday.
While you are recovering from that punch to your sense of time and space, think about this –
What other games from our childhood deserve to be made ginormous and set afloat on a nearby body of water?
Easy Bake Ovens? Troll Dolls? Pet Rocks?
Cast your vote in the comments!
Posted in Children, Entertainment, Games, Humor, Life, Museums, Toys
Tagged afloat, barge, big time, body of water, children, colossal cube, Easy Bake Oven, games, ginormous, Hudson River, Humor, Jersey City New Jersey, Liberty Science Center, life, museums, New York City, New Yorkers, nostalgia, pet rock, Rubik's Cube, Rubik's Cube 40th birthday, seen everything, time and space, toys, Troll Doll
This clip from Late Show with David Letterman has been circling around the Interwebs today and made me laugh.
Of course it did. It’s a classic Stupid Pet Trick.
Now…didn’t that do you some good?
Posted in Animals, Celebrities, Comedy, Dogs, Entertainment, Humor, Internet, Life, Television
Tagged animals, celebrities, classic tv, comedy, David Letterman, do you some good, Dogs, entertainment, flip the switch, Humor, Internet, interwebs, late night, Late Show with David Letterman, life, Stupid Pet Tricks, Television, tv show clip
Admit it — most of us don’t read the manual that comes with our new smart phones cover-to-cover.
Maybe not at all.
So it’s not surprising that articles like “21 Things You Didn’t Know Your iPhone Could Do” literally amaze.
However, I would like to add a feature to that list that applies to any brand of mobile phone. It crosses platforms, versions, price points — you name it. And in New York City, it has proven extremely valuable on a daily basis.
Sidewalk Ambassador Avoidance
Got a mobile phone at your ear? Appear to be in a conversation? They leave you alone.
World peace. It’s what every beauty pageant contestant wants.
Posted in Advertising, Business, Humor, Life, Relationships, Shopping, Technology, Walking
Tagged 21 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do, advertising, avoid, avoidance, beauty pageant, brand ambassador, Business, contestant, conversation, Humor, iPhone, life, manual, mobile phone, New York City, platform, price point, Relationships, shopping, sidewalk, smart phone, smart phone feature, solutions for a small planet, technology, version, walking, world peace
July 7, 2014 in Animals, Dogs, Humor, Life, Photography
Tagged animals, dog tired, Dogs, how are you, Humor, life, photography, tired