NVC the 020716 Edition

What stimulated our curiosity this week? The return of Kevin Butler, Super Bowl ads, the off lining of Amazon, a reviewer gets busted, and more…

AWSI: Goaded by an Essay on the Secret of Immigrant Genius

We like the fact that The Wall Street Journal provides deeper dive reading on the weekends in the “Review” section. The piece that caught our eye was titled “The Secret of Immigrant Genius.” Genius is a topic we bandy about here. As for highly motivated immigrants, our Frankie is a… more »

AWSI: It Does a Body Good…

While cruising through the coupons in Sunday’s paper, we came upon one that urged us to “TRY WHEATIES WITH CHOCOLATE MILK!”
Er… Okay. We’ll ponder that because, after all, it should “Awaken the Champion Within.”

AWSI: Wisdom from the Sporting Green…

Tuesday’s column by San Francisco Chronicle writer, Scott Ostler, put a smile on our collective faces here at Jedemi. Well — he always has that effect, but this time he provided a nice message that plays well off the sports page (and sports fields, courts, venues, etc.).

AWSI: Spy Ruled Back in the Day…

We were catching up on our online reading when we came across a reference to Spy Magazine. Bloomberg did a piece about how to get under Donald Trump’s skin — referencing Spy. How do you get under Donald Trump’s skin, force him off his game? How do you go negative… more »

AWSI: Talkin’ Logos & Force Friday…

Rolling into the holiday weekend, it struck us as interesting the multitude of stories we saw “trending.” Logo changes: Really? In the same week, both Google and Verizon unveiled new versions of their respective logos and the webosphere went nuts. Okay, maybe that’s too strong. But stories appeared from a… more »

AWSI: Picasso’s Calling. Swipe Up to Accept…

While flipping through The Wall Street Journal the other day, we came across a headline that grabbed our attention — and triggered our collective imagination. Apparently, thanks to the efforts of Sing London, a U.K.-based public art studio, 27 of Chicago’s iconic statues will speak to passersby via the mobile phone.

AWSI: An Awesome Week for ‘Amphibious’ Pitcher…

We heart the ambidextrous pitcher for the Oakland Athletics and have been watching him closely since spring training. He has spent most of the season in the ball clubs’s Triple-A affiliate (Nashville) until Friday, June 5, when he was called up to help out the A’s as they battled the Boston Red Sox in Fenway Park…