Junk in the Trunk

Junk in the Trunk

One of my favorite I-remember-when one-liners — Katie Couric to Judge Judy: “I got into news when ‘harass’ was two words.”

Say it out loud, people.

And below is a bonus pic, because I couldn’t resist: a sexist ad from 1969, when housewives apparently deserved a talking-to. This kind of stuff makes my jaw drop. She looks a bit drugged out, or maybe she’s thinking about a safe place to burn her bra. Thank goodness this blatant crap went the way of the capital “T” in the tagline. Oh, advertising. Continue reading

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Snark Is Not Just an Imaginary Animal

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Some friends and family think I’m a copywriter. It does sound similar to “copy editor” and looks a lot like its smashed-together cousin “copyeditor.” No worries. Despite my smartassness, I’m not a hater. I get it. But if I had a job writing sarcastic gold like this, I might switch professions.

Tony Simmons gives us a little insight: Continue reading

Old-School Hyperlinking

Write Drunk

Evan Robertson, a New York–based graphic designer and writer, created a line of striking illustrations based on quotes from famous authors. He described his inspiration for the series in a Huffington Post interview, deftly breaking it down for the Internet generation: Continue reading