Category: Stare

Surrogacy

By Allen Stare I did something this morning that reminded me of a Bruce Willis movie. Before I tell you what I did, let me tell you about the movie. I’m guessing it didn’t jump into your head when I mentioned “Bruce Willis Movie.” It’s a movie from 2009 called Surrogates. Yeah…I’m pretty sure you’re…

Warn out

By Allen Stare The buzzword from the past couple of years has been “wearable-tech.” Remember Google Glass? They were those weird looking, very expensive “glasses” that mounted over one eye with a heads-up display. Google Glass was supposed to give you the ability to surf the internet, Terminator-style, while walking through a mall. The whole…

Intelligible

By Allen Stare It’s an old joke. When playing Charades or Pictionary, someone will invariably do the “you know, he was that guy who was on that show with that other guy…” It’s a reference so unbelievably vague no one could possibly figure it out, right? I was zipping through a commercial break on my…

Scratch

We have an apple tree in our backyard. If your response to that statement is “oh, that sounds WONDERFUL!” then you probably DON’T have an apple tree in your backyard. I have no quarrel with the tree itself…my problem is with the apples. Each year, starting about the second week of September, I make unintentional…

unZapped

My “real job” is in advertising. For thirty years now I’ve spent my days producing just about anything that has a logo on it…from can coozies to billboards to print ads to TV commercials. A huge part of my week is devoted to producing TV commercials (or “spots” in the industry lingo). Yes, I am…