Category Archives: Chicago

Marketing Mascots Under Fire

I identified the use of mascots to be The Next Big Thing in retail marketing pretty early on, and even photographed representative examples while commuting. Other futurists have been talking about the potential effects of VOIP and bio-tech on our culture, but they all missed this one.

How do we know that silly costumes have caught on as a sales device?

They’re being outlawed.

Jury Duty

The Federal Courts don’t mess around. Get eliminated from a jury pool during voir dire and they’ll make you come back the following week to try again. I was quickly rejected the first time around, but those who know me will be surprised to learn I didn’t end up 0 and 2 the following Monday. Continue reading