Usually, I try not to post something unless I have at least a few words to say about it. My fear is that otherwise the blog would turn into a Facebook-like string of disconnected ‘funny’ links to ‘funny’ things. However, today is my birthday. So, I can post whatever I damn well please, no matter [...]
There’s a chapter of Charles Bukowski’s Women that opens with this: I began receiving letters from a girl in New York City. Her name was Mindy. She had run across a couple of my books, but the best thing about her letters was that she seldom …mentioned writing except to say that she was not [...]
I found this vintage promotional Holiday Inn postcard in my step-mother’s house and it instantly became one of my prized images, earning the strongest magnet on my refrigerator door and loosely inspiring – with its garish, ghoulish Stepford-leisure-suit vibe - the whole ‘Enjoy Mock Duck’ concept. As with the White Album or Carl Lewis’ disastrous rendition [...]
This blog is two weeks old today, which suggests the following info-graphic: DAYS ON EARTH Blog: 14 Son: 10 For better or for worse, this blog seems to be lacking two types of content that are staples of the blogosphere: 1. Embedded youtube videos 2. Sex Maybe the lack of such gives this blog a [...]
Last week, I had a talented fellow named Ryan Cole do a guest lecture for my Ideas Generation class at Prague College. He talked about the difference between vertical thinking (hierarchical, problem-solving, precludes creative thinking) versus horizontal thinking (associative, lateral, creative but unable to accomplish anything on its own). This is basically something that designers [...]
One thing I like about the web is encountering people who have the same name as you. Every now and then, another Dan Mayer will contact me about the danmayer.com site asking to purchase it. One wrote, “I’m Dan Mayer, too… let’s chat!’ and left an AIM handle, but I didn’t think we’d have that [...]
Mock duck is a gluten-based vegetarian food. It is generally made from wheat gluten and is thus high in protein. Its distinctive flavor and artificial “plucked duck” texture distinguish it from other forms of commercially available gluten products.