Saturday, August 27, 2016
I've been making ice cream for close to 45 years. Back in the day the freezer was a hand-cranked device. I now use electric motor... But that's not what this post is about. It's about marketing. When I started making ice cream, one used ice and rock salt. You bought a product called "rock salt" at the local market. About five years ago this got re-branded. It's now called "ice cream salt". ... and it costs about $0.50 more per box. I have to congratulate the marketing genius who figured out we'd pay more for "ice cream salt".
Saturday, August 20, 2016
We recently returned from 4-week vacation in Europe: 1 week in Spain (Granada & Barcelona), 3 weeks in UK - London, Harrogate, Edinburgh, with some side trips. I tried to post from UK on Melissa's Mac, but was denied access. Now I don't remember what I had to say. Tom Lehrer once commented:
Political satire became obsolete when Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.I feel the same regarding Trump's candidacy.