Bit of news for the Virginians out there reading this. We will apparently be more secure soon because our licenses will no longer have color photos on them, but will instead be laser engraved. Apparently this will make it harder to counterfeit a license. Which makes me wonder, if Ritz Camera can laser engrave anything, a laser engraver must not be that expensive. So what’s to stop a counterfeiter from getting one? Even our perpetual intern, Chris, has free access to a laser engraver at school. Maybe he and I will have to get together to test our skills of counterfeiting. Ha ha, just kidding, wink wink. I’m sure these things are impossible to counterfeit, and besides I don’t even know the first thing about how to scan something, digitally enhance it and then reproduce it.
Jen has this thing where she likes to randomly call Cabell “Pancakes.” It really has no meaning, there is nothing that inspired it, it’s just something she completely made up. Cabell just doesn’t believe it. He’s convinced it means something and Jen is making fun of him. He even started calling Jen “Tootsie Roll,” kind of his way of trying to get back at her for the Pancakes name.
Interesting weekend coming up here, what with today being friday the 13th, then tomorrow being Valentines day. There’s a new Jason movie coming out today, which looks promising. Then Presidents day is monday, so maybe you can catch a sweet sale on something this weekend. But what I’m more interested in are these Valentines day ads. Pretty good stuff, there’s more if you click on one.
Don’t know when the last time you did something that ends up as the first result of a Google search, but the Work blog is currently the first result when you look up “puckulence.” Pretty big news, eh? I’m sure some people are going to want my autograph because of this one, line starts to the left.
One of my portfolio teachers in college once said to us that one of the places that you’ll get your best concepting work is in a dark, smoke-filled, dingy bar. As much as I completely agree with him, things in Virginia might finally be changing. Tim Kaine and and William Howell are backing a bipartisan bill to finally ban smoking in bars and restaurants. If it passes on Monday, it will go in to effect on July 1. I think people should be able to choose whether or not that want to smoke, but at bars in Richmond, you have don’t have a choice to not smoke because of how many people that are constantly chain smoking.
So let’s all hold our breath and hope that this passes. (I can’t post a blog entry with no pictures and not make a horrible pun.)
Wow, all kinds of things to update on the blog today. Forgot about this one from last week about one of our clients, Ortho On-Call. It’s a cool little video blurb about the clinic and the ease of coming in for treatment of orthopedic injuries. Anyhoo, here is a link to the video. The Times-Dispatch doesn’t seem to have an easy embed option, so you have to click the link.
In the mean time, check out a few photos of their space.
I’m pretty sure if you aren’t an officially licensed sponsor of “The Big Game,” you can’t refer to it as the Superbowl. But this is a blog, so I should be able to say “Superbowl” without fear of legal repercussions, right? Or maybe I need to say “Superbowl™” instead? Either way, I figure as an advertising-related blog, it’s my duty to point you in the direction of where you can see Superbowl™ ads.