Thursday, October 15, 2009

Slate writes about Graphic Design

Slate has an article about New York magazine paying homage/stealing George Lois Esquire covers. A few of their examples are a bit of a stretch, but a few are clearly meant to evoke specific Lois covers. The article headline has a bit of a gotcha tone, but I was happy to see an article about graphic design.

The article reminded me that in my sophomore year of college my design department had a costume contest and I won best costume by dressing up as my professor and doing what I thought was a fairly spot on impersonation. My reward for winning was an original copy of this classic Lois cover:

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Yay environmentalism

I bought some pills. It was a two-for deal, with two bottles in a box. Upon opening I poured the pills from one into the other and there was still plenty of room left in the bottle. Did they really need to use two bottles? Is anyone fooled into thinking they are getting more because there are two bottles rather than just looking at the pill count?

Wasteful silliness.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

And I was like . . .

Recently the use of "and I was like" has become pet peeve of mine, and it's ruining my life. Not only do I hear in constantly in others, but I also catch myself saying it. I don't know why it annoys me so much, but it does.

I have a bad habit of eavesdropping on college students in conversation and counting how many times they say it over the course of a few minutes. Sometimes the number stretches into the twenties.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


I don't really understand what's going on here, but I like it. Maybe they really want us to look at the water meter.