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Why Won’t You Leave Me Alone?

The Beacon (The Twilight Zone)

The title doesn’t refer to you guys, of course, unless you’re a tone-deaf marketer. You know the ones I mean. The folks who call during dinner despite the fact that you’re on every “do not call” list known to mankind. The idiots who tie up your fax machine with offers for last minute trips or insurance you don’t need. “Oh, he means spammers” you say. Not just them. Marketers who ignore our requests to be left alone.  Maybe we’re all a bit guilty and a discussion beginning to heat up brings it all to the fore. Continue reading

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Losing the War

Picture of an authentic Neapolitan Pizza Margh...

I had lunch today with Gelman to discuss pending areas of collaboration. We try and do this every so often and we also try to find new and unusual places to meet in order to expand our culinary universes. In the past we’ve tried sushi places, Chinese, a hot dog cart, a fish and chips shack – heck, lots of stuff.
Today we decided to go for pizza. We’d heard of a new place in the next town over (which apparently has power, unlike a good chunk of my town) and so we made plans to meet.  I looked up their web site to get an idea of the menu and to find out where it is.  And that’s where this place, like so many others, won the battle but lost the war. Continue reading

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