Thursday, July 19, 2018

THE UNDERLYING ROOT OF MY FURY ABOUT TRUMP AND HIS UNCHECKED, UNFETTERED, IRREPARABLE DESTRUCTION OF THE NOBLE AND HERETOFORE INCREASINGLY SUCCESSFUL AMERICAN EXPERIMENT

I can't believe that in the entire Democratic party's top leadership, we can't find one person to define a unified brand and a clear message and a single-concept campaign of voter-ready talking points and sound bites and kick what is an easily, EASILY kickable collective trump-party ass.

Do Democratic leaders have NO competent marketing consultants on their speed dials? Do they have NO concept of how every successful company and organization and big celebrity and small-time social-media sensation and trumpian cancer packages and sells itself in the consumer marketplace?

Never even mind the eventual filleting of the electorate into deep-dive targeted marketing; Democrats don't even have a rudimentary umbrella concept to sell to and fire up and unify frustrated, horrified, furious, and NOW MORE THAN EVER EASY TO SELL TO AND FIRE UP AND UNIFY American voters.

In my 30 years of dealing with more inept, incompetent, road-blocking advertising clients than I can count, I've NEVER seen one so disorganized and aimless and market-averse and pathetically unable to grasp even the lowest of low-hanging fruit.

Trump and his laughing-all-the-way-to-the-bank sycophantic orbit have figured it out; they discovered they could fire up legions of low-information, emotionally inarticulate, festering-in-xenophobia voters with overly simplistic, lost-in-the-bombast irrational, who-cares-if-it's-blaringly-hypocritical-to-the-point-of-being-blatantly-untrue promises of dropping-magically-out-of-the-sky JOBS and ten-dollars-a-month TAX SAVINGS and dangerously aimless NATIONALISM and hush-hush racism and IF THIS FUCKING MORON CAN SOMEHOW GET RICH AND BECOME PRESIDENT THEN THERE'S HOPE AND PROMISE FOR ALL OF YOU FUCKING MORONS TOO HERE BUY THIS SHITTY MAGA HAT THAT WAS MADE IN CHINA.

Jesus, Democratic leaders. I have tons upon tons of experience in successfully developing and accomplishing this essential marketing strategy for big and small clients in multiple countries. I've never done it in the political sector, but how hard can it be giving how less-than-low you've set the bar? I'm just a small-potatoes writer in an only-four-Representatives state whose ideas you'd never even look down on from your top-of-the-national-party level, but at least I can recognize the foundational problem here. And I and every other competent marketing professional--clearly more than you--know exactly what you need to do to fix it. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU?

Monday, July 16, 2018

WHY ARE YOU PRETENDING TO BE CONCERNED? OR TRYING TO BE RELEVANT?

WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?

Man-boy’s secret man-bitch meeting with Putin is finally over

And there’s no telling where those fingers have been.

Say it with me ...

Rob is off frolicking on some far-off, Iowa’s-apparently-not-good-enough California coast today so Scott parked in Rob The Snob’s usual spot before this morning’s run because THAT’S WHAT FAITHFUL RUNNING BUDDIES DO ROB SO PUT *THAT* ON YOUR AVOCADO TOAST AND WASH IT DOWN WITH YOUR LOCALLY SOURCED ARTESIAN VEGAN WATER.

In other capitalized news, BOY HOWDY IS IT MOIST OUT TODAY. MOIST MOIST MOIST. AND HUMID.

But: Three miles. Exactly 11:00 pace, which felt rushed so I still have some cardio-catch-up to do now that my hip is better. My groin is a little sore but I’m telling you this just so I can say groin and not because I think I’ve injured myself. So groin. Groin groin groin. And moist.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

This stabble genus musta missed Spelling Day at Trump University:

Her hand clenching a sweat-stained burner cell phone and her neck limber and fully rotational as she scours her habitat searching for black people exhibiting the brazen audacity to exist in the suffocating mire of her personal magasphere, she crunches her face in a bitter rictus and brays in her deafening shriek about her white-shaming victimization. Even though she’s not actually capable of making it all the way through five-syllable words like victimization.

CedaRound: NewBo coolness

The Renaissance of our historic NewBo neighborhood has uncovered so much architectural coolness for me:

There are adorable little lion heads at the top of the Village Bank & Trust building:
I am fascinated lately by detailing in old brick walls:
I love when delicate things like flowers are rendered in durable materials like iron:
There are so many awesome little details above your head in old neighborhoods:
The right is a modern addition to an old brick theater, but the tuckpointing on the old theater looks like it was a little TOO good because both walls here look like they were built at the same time:
Cool old things:
Cool new public art:
Cool stuff embedded in the sidewalk under your feet:
Cool stuff shining right above your head: