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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.

Why Google Can't Monkey Too Much With Its Search Results — Last week, Google's 17-year-long "Do No Evil" tour hit a roadblock in Europe, where the European Union brought formal antitrust charges against the company. A broad coalition of underdog supporters, privacy advocates, big-business haters and Microsoft cheered at the news.

Discover Card Touts Easy Freeze-and-Unfreeze — 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.

This Star Wars Teaser Is Not for Throwback Thursday — You may have seen a lot of ads recently for "Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection" in recent weeks as Walt Disney-owned Lucasfilm made the entire movie collection on digital video platforms like iTunes and Amazon. But this trailer isn't for that. Oh no.

Already Sick of the 2016 Election? Have I Got a Proposal for You! — Election ads have already begun. This is horrible news for the country. I love political ads because, while they're full of lies, they're among the most honest ads out there in that they show the marketers involved as sniveling, cutthroats who'll do or say anything to gain or maintain power!

Adidas Takes It Again, Returns to Top of Viral Video Chart — After a few weeks of being completely off the chart, Adidas is back with its "Take It" campaign. A fresh round of creative (see above) -- with the same theme of athletic triumph -- landed the campaign the No.

The Creativity Top 5: The Best Brand Ideas of the Week — The Creativity Top 5: Nike golf ad w/Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Uber's Breathalyzer, McCann Mad Men Biz cards, Snickers hungry bloggers, Ikea's virtual wedding

Target Names Grocery Chain Veteran to Lead Food Biz Revamp — CEO Sees Grocery Business as Key to Reviving Growth Target Corp. named Anne Dament, a veteran of grocery chains such as Supervalu Inc., to lead an overhaul of its food business. Dament also held management positions at Safeway Inc. and was most recently VP of services at PetSmart Inc., Target said in a statement Monday.

Hillary Clinton's Campaign Logo: Love It or Hate It? — If you need more proof that people will argue about anything online and that the word "controversy" has lost all meaning, look no further than the "controversy" over Hillary Clinton's campaign logo. Some poor soul at Creative Bloq has been sifting through Twitter feeds to dig up responses to the Clinton campaign logo.

Welcome to the Video Revolution — If you're in the old-school TV business, you might feel vaguely comforted by the bottom two bars in the charts below. The obvious takeaway is that, according to Nielsen, the average American is still watching lots and lots of video in the form of traditional TV, broadcast and cable.

Pass Abigael's Law, Before Election 2016 Makes Someone Cry — If We Can't Restore Sanity, Maybe We Can Limit the Insanity Over Easter weekend, Republican Ted Cruz launched the first official candidate ad of the 2016 presidential election. This is horrible news for people in key primary and swing states.
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Apr 26, 2015

Trying to rewatch Arachnophobia. There’s a reason I haven’t watched it since theatrical release. #heebiejeebies

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