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Novelist. Sweet as Cane, Salty as Tears IN STORES NOW. Opelousas, Louisiana born and bred. Makes the best gumbo in Brooklyn. Managing Editor of Advertising Age.

From EVB to Big Spaceship, the Agencies to Watch in 2015

Dr. No: Four Tips to Having a Bad Attitude at Work — The eye-roller. The stop sign. The "Pffft" person. The guy who refuses to say "Yes, but..." and instead says "Let me stop you right there." Or just: "No." Every workplace has one. Every workplace needs one. In a world of yes men, kiss-asses, "we are family" types and the like, there has to be someone...

Newcastle Writes Playbook for Winning the Ambush Bowl — We are glad you are enjoying Advertising Age. To get uninterrupted access and additional benefits, become a member today.

Mais! How You Say Dat Word? — Louisiana words are hard, yall. Even if you grew up there, you still struggle with some of them. If you're from Louisiana, remember how you felt after years of being tee-tiny and hearing people talk about Nack-uh-tish and then seeing the word for the first time: Nachitoches. CONFUSED! That's how you felt.

In Which I Manage Not to Crack Up on National TV — I appeared on CBS This Morning yesterday for a segment about emotion-recognition software being used to test advertising and the like. Why me? Because I am awesomely brilliant, work for an ad magazine and was willing to wake up at 5:30 on a Saturday morning. Here's a link to the video.

Fired Old Man Angry at World, Ranting About Something or Other — Leon Wieseltier, recently run out of The New Republic as a gang of Silicon Valley nitwits took over and tried to fix it, has a piece in The New York Times Sunday Book Review that starts thusly: Amid the bacchanal of disruption, let us pause to honor the disrupted.

On Charlie Hebdo and the Media — In the midst of an interesting New York Observer interview, legendary cartoonist Robert Crumb says this about American journalism: You don't have journalists over there anymore, what they have is public relations people. That's what they have over in America now. Two-hundred and fifty thousand people in public relations.

In Advertising, Goat Is the New Monkey — We are glad you are enjoying Advertising Age. To get uninterrupted access and additional benefits, become a member today.

McDonald's Cute Spots Can't Cure Its Real Problems — We are glad you are enjoying Advertising Age. To get uninterrupted access and additional benefits, become a member today.

Watch the Newest Ads on TV From Beats, AT&T, Mini — Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new and trending TV commercials tracked by, a company that catalogs, tags and measures activity around TV ads in real time. The New Releases here ran on TV for the first time yesterday.
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Feb 01, 2015

Ok SNL. You win with JK Simmons doing job day at school as a Messy Boy for Japanese women.

Feb 01, 2015

Wow, SNL. A Microsoft Clippy joke on 2015. Your only excuse is JK Simmons wrote that.

Feb 01, 2015

Jesus. SNL’s Weekend Update is not only unfunny it doesn’t get the facts straight about its targets: oil and NFL.

Jan 31, 2015

JK Simmons is the Yellow M&M? Did not know that.

Jan 31, 2015

For fuck’s sake. As long as you’re not selling something, you can say Super Bowl. Super Bowl Super Bowl Super Bowl. #fuckthebiggame

Jan 31, 2015

@realdawnsummers @ddohertyjr @Bookgirl96 Louisiana advice: Post DUI checkpoints on social media for the rest of us.

Jan 31, 2015

Say what you will about Wheel of Fortune, but it allows me to scream “What an idiot!” at the TV with absolute certainty.

Jan 31, 2015

"Don't stop the petting," I said. "Never stop the petting."

Jan 31, 2015

RT @TweetsofOld: The idea that a gentleman tips his hat to a lady is out of style. Make a semi-military salute, just touching the brim of your hat. NY1890

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