Matt Lauer just told me that I need to sit down with my kids and show them how to use the Information Superhighway…so one day they can navigate the road on their own.
The more you know…
Did you know NBC has been producing those cheesy PSAs for 25 years?
I think they are some of the more cringe-worthy moments in television writing history, and I only have to watch them. The poor celebrities have to try and sell the stuff. But the network keeps cranking it out to meet their public service commitment to the local community.
Now, I’m not saying the ideas behind the messages aren’t good. But there has to be a more creative way to do it. Music videos. Demonstrations. Puppets. You name it.
I think the celebrity spokespersons and the audiences would appreciate it (and actually listen to the darn things for a change).
Someone has to know that.
Posted in Advertising, Celebrities, Commentary, Education, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Television
Tagged advertising, anniversary, celebrities, commentary, creativity, cringe-worthy, entertainment, Humor, information superhighway, kids, knowledge is power, life, Matt Lauer, NBC, PSA, public service announcement, Television, television history, The more you know, writing
You see a little bit of everything here in New York City. I’ve always chalked it up to our open-mindedness and the spirit of creativity that is so much a part of this, the greatest city in the world.
Turns out — it could be aliens.
Did you know that that the state of New York ranks #5 in the Top 10 states reporting UFO sightings? It’s true.
There’s a chart:
So, if you’re celebrating World UFO Day, NYC potentially has a lot to offer.
Posted in Astrology, Entertainment, Holiday, Humor, News
Tagged aliens, astronomy, Broadway, creativity, entertainment, Holiday, Humor, little green men, New York City, New York state, news, newspaper, open-minded, science, space, the greatest city in the world, UFO sightings, UFOs, USA Today, World UFO Day
I had new head shots made a couple of weeks ago, and while I had the photographer’s undivided attention, struck a couple of poses just for the fun of it.
Here’s my favorite.
My friends will tell you this has become somewhat of a signature move for me (no matter how ill-advised).
I posted the shot on Facebook today and within minutes, one friend who has a talent for Photoshop quickly added his own editorial spin to the pic not once, but twice:
(What can I say — the guy knows what I like.)
I welcome any other friends of The Egg to post your creations in the comments section. (Note I said ‘friends’…and I do moderate all comments.)
Can’t wait to give your creativity a big thumbs up!
Posted in Art, Design, Friends, Humor, Life, Photography
Tagged art, call for entries, comments section, creativity, design, editorial, Facebook, friends, head shots, Humor, iced tea, life, Magic Mike movie, photographer, photography, Photoshop, poses, signature move, thumbs up
I follow a lot of entertainment magazines on Twitter…probably too many. And if I’m willing to admit that, they should meet me half way and admit they use the following headline way, way, way too much:
“____________ is barely recognizable [in new hair cut] [in hat] [after losing weight]
Either that, or their reporters, writers and editors are BLIND AS BATS.
Exhibit A: US Weekly found Pam Anderson ‘barely recognizable’ after she cut her trademark long locks into a short pixie.
Even with her shades on, I think it looks exactly like Pam Anderson…just with shorter hair.
Perhaps I am just more observant. And adaptable. And brilliant.
I am willing to own that.
Exhibit B: Another publication struggled to identify Anne Hathaway when she donned a beige sock top while out on a smoothie run.
I don’t know — maybe I do have amazing powers of deduction.
‘Cause I think it’s pretty obvious.
Maybe I have missed my true calling and should be an annoying member of the paparazzi. Or perhaps I should just blame the copy editor for using hyperbole — instead of creativity — to drive folks to their websites.
Although I do like the idea that I have super powers.
Posted in Celebrities, Entertainment, Humor, Internet, Life, Magazines, News, Photography
Tagged Anne Hathaway, barely recognizable, celebrities, creativity, do you see what I see, editors, entertainment, hair cut, hat, Humor, hyperbole, Internet, life, magazines, news, Pam Anderson, paparazzi, photography, powers of deduction, reporters, sock top, super powers, Twitter, US Weekly, website, writers
Welcome to The Sticky Egg! I appreciate your taking time to read my blog…even though you’re probably thinking about something else already.
It’s true. New research has found that your minds wander about half the time you do anything...and there are two main reasons why.
First, you’re bored. (Sorry. I’ll work on that.) Second and most often the case, you’re stressed. There’s simply too much going on, and your mind is skipping ahead to the next deadline, the next responsibility.
While the ability for our minds to wander — to daydream, if you will — also tends to make us more creative, the research found that in our day-to-day activities, it’s making us more unhappy.
When we don’t focus on the task at hand, we become less happy with our lives. Which tells us we should all be doing things that we enjoy more often.
Thanks. I’ll get right on that.
Oh — can you guess the one activity where people’s minds wander the least? Where we are the most task-focused and, if you buy the scientists’ theory, the most happy?
When we are having sex.
Wow — I don’t know who paid for this study, but they definitely got their money’s worth.
What a revelation!
The happiness study is on-going. Wanna be a part of it? Have an iPhone? Visit http://www.trackyourhappiness.org/ to learn how to participate.
Posted in Commentary, Family, Friends, Health, Humor, Life, News, Relationships
Tagged boredom and creativity, boredom and happiness, commentary, creativity, daydream, family, friends, happiness study, Humor, life, philosophy, Relationships, stress and creativity, stress and happiness, the mind, wandering mind