Celebrating a Milestone

As I looked at this website’s control panel dashboard after my last posting I saw an interesting number. This will be the 100th blog post made by Griffin and me on this website. I think that calls for a celebration.

So the first thing I’ve done is create a Facebook page for this site that’s all it’s own. Yes, we are still part of Wizard’s Touch, but now we can get even more curmudgeoney without the worry of diluting someone else’s brand. I know I get a lot of traffic from the Wizard’s Facebook friends. I hope all of you will start following me on this new page.

Using this FB page you can click directly to the Idle Thoughts Online Shop too. Be on the lookout for some new designs in these shops. We have a big push going on this year for new and different products in all of the Wizard’s Touch family of stores.

And finally, Snowball, Griffin and I want to thank all of you who have supported us in our creative efforts in the past. We hope to have lots of new exciting things to show you in the times to come.

Television Advertising Side-Effects

You’ve probably seen many medication advertisements during the commercial breaks in the evening network news. I see a lot of them on the newly-proliferating boomer TV channels. But how many of you actually pay any attention to them? Each one takes about five seconds telling you what it treats and the rest of the minute is used telling about the side-effects. The announcer talks really fast about these side-effects but I wonder if it’s to get them all in during the time or if they want them to go by so fast you don’t take the time to think about what they’re saying. Continue reading “Television Advertising Side-Effects”

Pulling Back The Curtain

“Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!” Those were the words shouted by the wizard when Toto pulled back the curtain near the end of The Wizard of Oz. The wizard did not want anyone to know that all the smoke and noise was only a trick. Now I’m gonna pull back the curtain and show you a few tricks that if you’d been paying attention you would have noticed anyway. Continue reading “Pulling Back The Curtain”

My End of the Year List

Every one does lists this time of year and I’m not gonna be any different. It’s a way to celebrate the ending of the previous year and beginning of the new. Except that my list really has nothing to do with last year and very little to do with next year. My list is just “What’s pissing me off right now.”

  1. My wife. You show me someone whose spouse doesn’t piss them off and I’ll show you someone living alone. Don’t get me wrong. I love my wife to death. I wouldn’t be able to find my socks without her. But my wife is always dragging me into the middle of some hair-brained scheme. It’s like living with Lucy Ricardo only with skills and I’m Ricky Ricardo only without the accent. But just like those two, we always hug it out at the end of the episode.

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