F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Turkey Recipes
These are hilarious - all 13 of them. Go here to read them all. Three favorites:
1. Turkey Cocktail: To one large turkey add one gallon of vermouth and a demijohn of angostura bitters. Shake.
3. Turkey and Water: Take one turkey and one pan of water. Heat the latter to the boiling point and then put in the refrigerator. When it has jelled, drown the turkey in it. Eat. In preparing this recipe it is best to have a few ham sandwiches around in case things go wrong.
6. Stolen Turkey: Walk quickly from the market, and, if accosted, remark with a laugh that it had just flown into your arms and you hadn’t noticed it. Then drop the turkey with the white of one egg—well, anyhow, beat it.
David Oglivy: We Sell Or Else.
Nearly 40 years ago, legendary adman David Oglivy shot a short video about the “secret weapon” of advertising, pointing out that the practices of direct response advertising were required for what he calls “general advertising.” His words are prophetic, spot on, and per usual, applicable today, maybe more than he could have guessed.
Boris Karloff - born November 23, 1887, died February 2, 1969. Great publicity photo. Gotta love film.
Ever Wondered About The Color Of Your Eyes?
Here’s looking at you, kid. This vid’s for you.
Andy Warhol’s 1956 Rejection Letter From MOMA.
Andy Warhol received the above rejection letter from New York’s Museum of Modern Art when he attempted to donate a drawing in 1956. To its later chagrin, the museum wouldn’t let him give his work away:
Last week our Committee on the Museum Collections held its first meeting of the fall season and had a chance to study your drawing entitled Shoe which you so generously offered as a gift to the Museum.
I regret that I must report to you that the Committee decided, after careful consideration, that they ought not to accept it for our Collection.
The Warhol rejection circulated a few years ago after the MoMA tweeted Letters of Note’s post on it (read the full transcript there). Its most galling feature: a postscript that reads, with dismissive courtesy, “The drawing may be picked up from the museum at your convenience.”
And then I point out the missing apostrophe and everybody groans and wonders aloud why I’m such a buzzkill…
Hanging with Ryan Shea Smith at The Bowery Ballroom a couple of weeks ago in NYC at the Toad the Wet Sprocket show. In addition to being a very nice guy, Ryan is a tremendous musician and songwriter - you can listen to and buy his music here: http://goo.gl/DJrTXw. Go loves you some indie music - this is worth the click.
Key To Advertising: Get To The Point!
Mike Mixson, owner of Mike’s Golf Shop in Chattanooga, Tenn., has already racked up nearly 100,000 YouTube views for the commercial he shot on a camera phone. A selfie commercial - brilliant!
"Guy is a true entrepreneur. He doesn’t need a camera crew or a production team to run his commercials. All he needs is his Iphone3, a sunny day, and his charm and personality. The rest is internet gold." - YouTube commenter.
You may ask, “Does Mike buy golf clubs?” Yes, he does.