Tuesday, March 29, 2011

He Really Signed His Rights Away

An advertising agency is being criticized for using the likeness of a NYC firefighter in an advertisement.
The ad was created for the company's client, law firm Worby Groner Edelman & Napoli Bern.
Say that three times fast.

The firefighter has objected, stating that he joined the fire department in 2004.
So while he may have been there on 9/11/04, he was not there on the other 9/11.

He was holding a helmet in the original photo, but with a magic eraser, he ends up holding a photo of the crumbling twin towers.

The spokesperson for the advertising agency Barker/DZP, before making a heart-felt apology, slipped and stated that the action was legal because the firefighter "really signed his rights away."

(Full article here.)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Disney School of Acting

Key Disney Channel acting skills (such as entering on a scooter) provided here from Miley Cyrus on Saturday Night Live.

Friday, March 4, 2011


I'm so excited for Outdoor Reading Weather to arrive that today I pulled  Miss C's small wooden bench from our garage and set it on the dry patch of our drive, next to a pile of blackened icy snow.
Isn't this how the law of attraction works?  Your pretend that it's not still freezing?  Or something?
We made it through three books, by which point she had climbed onto my lap, then turned and to me and said, "Please. Can we go back inside now? It so much warmer reading not in all this ice."

Here's what's on our bookshelf this week:

The Arabian Nights by Wafa' Tarnowska

Seven Brave Women 
Seven Brave Women by Betsy Hearne

Goldie and the Three Bears by Diane Stanley

Elizabeti's Doll by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen

Signed, Abiah Rose by Diane Browning.

What stories are keeping you warm until March 20?