Musings: Monday, November 21, 2011

Few celebs have mastered the art of Twitter – and yes there’s an art to 140 characters of worthwhile commentary – like Steve Martin. On the eve of People Magazine’s annual “Sexiest Man Alive” issue (on newsstands now), Martin (right) tweeted “Waiting by phone for Sexiest Man Alive announcement”. Some of Martin’s best Tweets came […]

Musings: Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Like you, we enjoy TV commercials that make us laugh out loud. An Eighth Muse favorite right now is Geico’s “Do Dogs Chase Cats?” and All State’s “Mayhem Man”, which The Chicago Tribune recently wrote about.  Hey, who knew insurance could be funny? Or creative – actually, the ad agency behind the spots are the […]

Musings: Monday, March 14, 2011

Print is dead. – Dr. Egon Spengler. More than 25 years after a ghostbuster falsely declared it’s passing, print is alive and well, particularly in comedy form. Another beat of the art form’s heart registered last week, this time thumping strong enough to be seen on more than just the industry’s EKG. As first reported […]

Musings: Monday, November 29, 2010

“We felt like we’d died and gone to Heaven” is how Keith Richards describes The Rolling Stones’ first visit to the United States in his recently released autobiography Life (published by Little, Brown and Company). And why not? The legendary rockers were in the house of music they so worshiped. “Being there in a time […]