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Too Much Stuff

My wife emailed me the new Manhattan Mini Storage campaign with the subject line: Missing New York?

This one’s especially appropriate, as we’re moving and we have a baby.

See all of the bilboards here.


Truth in Advertising

Roscoe Meet Elmo

Roscoe's dad and a colleague meet Elmo.

I hope that Roscoe gets into Elmo.  I recently worked with the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and had the great pleasure of meeting the muppet and his puppeteer, Kevin Clash, who is an amazing man.  He left a voicemail (as Elmo) for a young girl with Cerebral Palsy who couldn’t attend the event.  How cool is that?

Kevin’s patience, caring and grace was inspirational.  Unfortunately, my intentions are not that noble.

Nope. I have photos and a video of me with Elmo and I intend to leverage them many times throughout toddler-hood.

Stop kicking mom in the side or I’ll tell Elmo.

Stop chewing on the dog’s toy or I’ll tell Elmo.

Go to sleep or I’ll tell Elmo.  I don’t care if it’s 3pm.  No, you can’t have any of daddy’s ‘medicine.’ Yes, Maker’s Mark is a type of medicine. Go to sleep!  Elmo!

Power of Positive Thinking

I work in advertising and still say this stretches it.  Unless there’s a companion billboard that states

39% of our students are drunk out of their skulls!

Thirteen Thirteen

One of the best ads I have ever seen.

7 Up Baby

Papa Says it Won’t Hurt Us

The Miracle of Marlboro

Start Cola Earlier

How soon is too soon?

Not soon enough.  Laboratory tests over the last few years have proven that babies who start drinking soda during that early formative period have a much higher chance of gaining acceptance and “fitting in” during those awkward pre-teen and teen years.  So, do yourself a favor.  Do your child a favor.  Start them on a strict regiment of sodas and other sugary carbonated beverages right now, for a lifetime of guaranteed happiness.

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