Don Draper gets the fun advertisment work. Selling the truly epic product, convincing the public that the product is truly epic. He gets to tinker with the product, hold it in his hand, and be as vague as he wants to be.
I bring this up because these past few weeks, I ventured back into the tricky thicket known as copy writing. Copy writing for books I’ve only been told about, not even seen. For books we don’t even have layouts for yet. For books about subjects I’ve never known were topics worth ink, paper, and binding.
These are books proposed by people who do not have the time or want to write them. Those aforementioned days drove me truly insane, if I wasn’t already from this dadgum election.
They’re running Robocalls in Arizona. McCain’s home state. I hate to be happy before anything’s won, but this is too good.
I’ll post some thoughts on November 5th, but from 11/6 to 11/13 and hopefully beyond that date, you won’t be seeing much of me online. I’ve planned a technological detox program (aside from when I’m at work, where I won’t be using NetNewsWire anymore) for myself, as I think I well need it. Maybe need it now, well, of course I need it now. But only 1 Week Left! Gotta push through.
So we’re hitting an odd lull in election news at the moment.
So, I’d like to mention some of the amazing things my closest folks have gotten me:
A sofa, to be found at some point.
A ticket to Speed-the-plow, this Thursday night.
Illustrated edition of A People’s History of American Empire by Howard Zinn, with Mike Konopacki & Paul Buhle.
Art & Sole: Contemporary Sneaker Art & Design, a title about kicks.
Everyday Drinking, by Kingsley Amis, introduction by Christopher Hitchens.
The Flask/Deck-of-Cards combo.
In-N-Out Burger shirt.
Talking Michael Scott (Steve Carrell from The Office) greeting card.
And a bunch of stuff a bit too lewd and illegal to detail here.
I love my friends and family.
In terms of freaking out over every crazy posting, I could live or die on what Matt Drudge posts. But, I’m not going to. I’ll wait to see if this WBEZ recording that he’s hyping and pushing as a silver bullet, is enough to garner press into the CNN branch of the media. That’s sort of the breaking ground for what America is hearing, I think. Right now, CNN is talking voter purging, which is much much more important IMHO.
Oh, and freaking Mad Men was epic tonight.
My world series alliegance really is not placed in either team. I’d like Tampa Bay to win to give Nate Silver some props for having predicted they’d have a smash season. I’d like Philly to win for Gruber and the rest of Philly nation who have supported the team more than the TB “fans” have, who hasn’t seen a game there in the regular season and spied the empty fields of seats at the Trop.
A recent blog post by Will Leitch over at NY Mag spoke to why the Knicks may be a decent team this year. This scares me. What if the Knicks become a team I have to root for, because I’ve still yet to see them win one? 9-year-old Henry is still hurting from the Reggie Miller game. From the finger roll. From watching Jeff Van Gundy have worse rings under his eyes than Ashley Todd.
The Yankees, we’ll see what they do in the post season. I want to see the rotation solidify. A big name arm will probably be signed. Who knows.
And I want Curt Shilling to die while campaigning for McCain, which I assume he is, as he did for W. in ’04.
The New York Football Giants. I’ve followed them this whole season. It’s weird. I’m not buying an Eli jersey any time soon, but this is the first time I’ve ever tracked a team throughout a season.