“There were numerous off-the-wall ideas, some of them literally qualifying for such a designation. That was the case with an idea to install opera boxes that would have hung from the brick wall adjacent to the Monster Seats, behind the camera well and bleachers in left-center, below the Bank of America pitch count scoreboard.” —Alex Speier, on rejected ideas for Fenway Park renovations.
“Hyenas can eat almost any organic matter, even putrid carrion and anthrax-infected carcasses. They are capable of eating and digesting all parts of their prey except hair and hooves. Bones are digested so completely that only the inorganic components are excreted in the hyena’s droppings,” he explains.” —Fasting for Lent forces hyenas to change diet
“But SCDP can’t afford not to keep up — it’s their business. That’s why Peggy has to hire Ginsberg and why heavyweight Byronic hero Don Draper has to know why the girls like Mick and Brian Jones. It’s also why Microsoft thinks those dubstep Internet Explorer ads are a great idea. Companies don’t understand why they can’t be cool, when the reason they can’t be cool is because they’re companies. Conformity sold in the ’50s, so SCDP sold conformity. Something that posed as individuality started selling in the mid-’60s, so now they want to sell that instead. Put another way: SCDP hired Ginsberg because his book is all gags — and if there’s anything the guys at SCDP love, it’s a good gag. Don and Roger and Harry want to make sure they are laughing with the young guys and not being laughed at.” —Molly Lambert, killing this Mad Men breakdown.