Commentary

Commentary
7:35 am
Wed May 30, 2012

If It Looks Bad, It Must Be Bad

IvicaNS fotolia.com

We were watching the ten o'clock news the other night, and my wife said, “This is the last time I'm going to watch the Channel Blank news.” Then she said, “It's just amateurish looking. The screen is messy. I can't take them seriously.”

I knew what she meant. The backdrop for some of the studio shots on that station is crowded. Too many different textures, patterns, and colors. Then there's the station logo in the corner, and copy crawling across the bottom of the screen. All at the same time.

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8:30 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Menu, Menu...Menu!

CandyBoxImages - Fotolio.com

My wife got a five-dollar restaurant coupon, and in our house five-buck restaurant coupons get used.

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7:00 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Oversight Means Fixing Blame

Ben Chams Fotolia.com

People say it’s mean to try to fix blame. Say it’s too negative. But if you don’t fix blame, there will be more blame to fix. 

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3:25 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

What Goes Around...

One of the few nice things about growing old is that you experience a lot of history live. You don’t just have to take somebody’s word for it. 

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8:47 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Timing May Determine Brilliance

The Sears Crosstown Building on Cleveland in Memphis in 1927.
Photo from The Memphis Public Library

If Wall Street had a big scoreboard showing the individual performance of corporate CEOs, you’d probably find that about eighty percent of them fell pretty much in the middle.

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