Early “Mad Men”

Truth is indeed sometimes stranger than fiction – take a look at some print ads that would never make it today.

Exhibit A:

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On the other hand — I’ve found a couple of ads here in Great Falls in recent years that, while they aren’t quite as bad as the examples in the above link, are indeed a bit questionable:

Avoid PMS — really?

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And impugning the beauty of ladies who wear glasses – not cool.

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Category: Media, Pop Culture

Jeremih in Billings

I had never heard of Jeremih until yesterday – but he and/or his touring crew apparently caused quite a ruckus at Fuddruckers down in Billings the other day.

Jerk move (and possibly criminal?), to be sure — but while doing some online digging about it, I was quickly disheartened – disgusted and sickened, actually – by some of the comments left on his Facebook page. Was Jeremih a jerk? Sure sounds like it.

But stuff like this is even worse:

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It’s beyond sad and infuriating and nauseating. Racism is one of the absolute lowest, most despicable forms of human expression. It doesn’t help to know that it’s caused by ignorance and feelings of inadequacy, inferiority, helplessness, and shame — that doesn’t make it tolerable or acceptable. It’s just sick.

Also note that TMZ, in all of its trashy and skeevy normalcy, even managed to take a cheap shot at Billings in its article: R&B star Jeremih and his entourage allegedly went nuclear at a Fuddruckers … possibly because there was nothing better to do in Billings, Montana.

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“Choose Great Falls”

It’s cool to see a new website promoting Great Falls has launched — ChooseGreatFalls.com, aimed at promoting jobs in Great Falls — but a little disappointing to see that the GFDA used a Helena-based company to create the site.

Not to take away from Edge Marketing or our capital city – they look pretty legit and their work looks good…and going with a Helena company is better than an out-of-state one, right?

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Honk Honk!

“Gotham” — sometimes referred to in our house as “Got Ham?” — might be the best scripted TV show I’ve seen in years.

A favorite spot from this week’s episode is The Penguin’s “golden goose” reply:

But, as with all previous episodes, the weakest link is Barbara.

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Pretty much the most awesome birthday a guy could ever hope for!

As much as I have loved Great Falls radio, it has fallen too far in the last couple of years, and I *needed* to have more options. To the rescue — my wife, with the AWESOME gift of a Sirius-XM radio for my car! Check out this action:

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I will still listen to Great Falls radio occasionally, but holy cow — having satellite radio in the car is just…beyond happy.

Then some amazing, thoughtful, loving, and kind well-wishes from family and friends, primarily via Facebook. All VERY much appreciated — especially this one from my amazing friend Kelly (owner of Treat Animal Wellness down in Boz!) — this has got to be the MOST AMAZING BIRTHDAY CARD / GRAPHIC / IMAGE EVER CREATED IN ALL OF HISTORY. Thank you Kelly!

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(Remember, kids — there is never NOT a good time for DOGE.)

Then I got asked to do a voice-over for a TV commercial — pretty much one of my dreams in life — woohoo! No word yet on when it will air, will let you know.

Then off to a tasty lobster dinner at Dante’s with my wife — excellent service from Ryan, a former co-worker and all-around great guy — and who surprised me with this sinfully delicious chocolate-lava slice of cake!

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And what better way to top off a birthday in Great Falls than stopping in at the Sip-n-Dip to hear the legendary Piano Pat?

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Best. Birthday Card. EVER.

From my amazing friend Kelly (owner of Treat Animal Wellness down in Boz!) — this has got to be the MOST AMAZING BIRTHDAY CARD / GRAPHIC / IMAGE EVER CREATED IN ALL OF HISTORY. Thank you Kelly!!!!!

Remember, kids — there is never NOT a good time for DOGE.

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