Busy, busy, busy. Too busy to blog?! Apparently. To make up for lost time, here are a couple of tidbits I found amusing. To start with, why do American advertisers pay billions to merge the Coca-Cola® swish with the word "vanilla" resulting in artless boredom while their Japanese counterparts pay far less to successfully beautify their milk cartons and coffee cans. The Americans should take a cue from their needlepointing mothers. Even better, they could take a course in art history and try modelling off of some famous artists (I think Roy Lichtenstein was the inspiration for "Dough" shown here).