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Thursday, March 11, 2010


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Isn't a union based on trust and mutual respect of it's members?
Good luck trying to organize a group of backstabbing, concept thievin', petty, ageist, ego-driven, opportunistic art directors...

But Edwina says we are all brothers and sisters in the ad jungle!

Less Karl Marx. More Charles Darwin.

Less Charles Darwin. More Charles Nelson Reilly.

Less Karl. More Groucho.

Less Groucho. More Zeppo.

Arbeit macht frei? That will end in tears.

"Arbeit macht freilance"

I think the term Freelancer goes back to medieval mercenaries. Bit ironic the idea of unionizing soldiers of fortune, no?

Actually...The term was first used by Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832) in Ivanhoe to describe a "medieval mercenary warrior" or "free-lance" (indicating that the lance is not sworn to any lord's services, not that the lance is available free of charge). It changed to a figurative noun around the 1860s and was recognized as a verb in 1903 by authorities in etymology such as the Oxford English Dictionary. Only in modern times has the term morphed from a noun (a freelance) into an adjective (a freelance journalist), a verb (a journalist who freelances) and an adverb (she worked freelance), and then the noun "freelancer."

I use it strictly as a pejorative.

Has anyone's company gone through layoffs again or threats of more salary cuts? Or do we feel like the worst is over?

According to Glass Door, I can make around $150k as a Sr Art Director at Crew. Where do I sign?

LOL, the Gong Show

These Glass Door numbers - taken largely from traditional advertising agencies - seem to have little connection to motion picture advertising.

Motion picture advertising is more of a Back Door situation...

I've heard rumors about the identity of Edwina Trout.


Miss Edwina Celia Trout was born in Bath on 8 July 1884.
She boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a second class passenger (ticket number 34218, £10 10s.)
When the ship hit the iceberg, she left her cabin to investigate. Being told of the iceberg, she went on deck and saw lifeboats being uncovered and prepared for loading.
She came upon two of her table companions, Jacob Milling and Edgar Andrew.
"What is the trouble, Miss Trout?" asked Milling, "What does it all mean?" "A very sad parting for all of us!" she replied. "This ship is going to sink."
Miss Trout was rescued in lifeboat 16. She later recalled hearing the ship's band playing Nearer My God to Thee in the ship's last moments.
She later filed a claim against White Star Line for a marmalade machine valued at 8s 5d.

pay no attention to that woman behind the burqa.

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