April 16, 2009
Wright Brain Thinking

OK. Break time. Park your left brain and get into your right. I mean Wright, as in Steven -- a truly funny fellow I once ran into while jogging on the streets of New York City.

If the following jams your mind, good. You've been thinking too much anyway. Like I said, it's time for a break...

"Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time."

"I was a peripheral visionary. I could see the future, but only way off to the side."

"For my birthday I got a humidifier and a de-humidifier. I put them in the same room and let them fight it out."

"I bought some batteries, but they weren't included."

"I intend to live forever. So far, so good."

"I like to reminisce with people I don't know."

"I invented the cordless extension cord."

"I saw a subliminal advertising executive, but only for a second."

"If a word in the dictionary were misspelled, how would we know?"

"What's another word for Thesaurus?"

"I stayed in a really old hotel last night. They sent me a wake-up letter."

"I think it's wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly."

"I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering."

"I watched the Indy 500, and I was thinking that if they left earlier they wouldn't have to go so fast."

"You can't have everything. Where would you put it?"

"I went to a restaurant that serves "breakfast at any time". So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance."

Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at 11:49 PM | Comments (0)

April 10, 2009
Welcome to Mississauga!

Please, whatever you're doing now, STOP, and watch this fabulous six- minute video about the mayor of Mississauga (Ontario, Canada). Hazel has her act together -- and some major clues for the rest of us.

Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at 06:18 AM | Comments (1)

April 09, 2009
It's a Wonderful World Puppet Show

Louis Armstrong...shadow puppets...and a question to contemplate: How can YOU or your COMPANY deliver a powerful message to the world in just two minutes -- at almost no cost?

Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at 05:45 AM | Comments (0)

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