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Fourth Time’s a Charm

The latest PROOF! publication by Johnston Printing is now available, and represents our most intense subject matter to date. The + more

Merry Christmas, You Wonderful Old Building and Loan!*

As we at the last word prepare to settle our brains for a long winter’s nap, we pause to wish + more

It’s a Christmas Miracle!

To help combat the daily drudgery of churning out word after word under the baleful watch of a whip-cracking tyrant, + more

Pass the Skin

As I look out my office window at the silent majesty of a winter’s morn; the clean, cool chill of + more

Star of Wonder…

Discover magazine’s Bad Astronomy blog has picked the year’s best astronomy photos. Among the more interesting is a remarkable close-up + more

‘Tis the Season

You can have your wassail, your Yule log, your figgy pudding; around here, nothing says “Christmas” quite like a little + more

The Solution to American Obesity

Alas, it won’t be in time for Christmas, but it appears that a U.S. importer is set to bring haggis-flavored + more

May I Tactfully Suggest…

The phrase “take a different tact” seems to be rearing its ugly head more often these days. Perhaps I’m more + more

Corporate Chronology

Which came first, Coke or Pepsi? Wal-Mart or Kmart? Take the quiz over at Mental Floss—some of the answers may + more

It Just Keeps Getting Better

Courtesy of the inestimable Mike Miller—who might very well be The Smartest Person Alive— the last word now has an + more

Hemingway Would Be Proud

So let me set the scene. It was the happy hour portion of AMD’s holiday gathering last week. We were + more

All Hail the Octothorpe!

The National Post’s Robert Fulford has the goods on “one of the great comeback stories in the history of competitive + more

When Good Brands Go Bad

WalletPop takes a look at what happened when nine smart brands made dumb decisions—and how those companies ultimately caved to + more

Uncle Milton Knows Best

As some of you may know by now, I’m a big fan of the graphic designer Milton Glaser. (His famous + more

If Hitler Hated It, It’s Gotta Be Good

Pieces of art labeled “degenerate” by the Nazis and seized from German museums in the 1930s—and missing ever since—turned up + more

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