Hyundai — A Lesson in Appropriate Big Ad Spend

It’s a well-worn path to comment on the most innovative, captivating, funniest Super Bowl advertisements each year, so I apologize in advance for not only being late with my perspective but potentially redundant as well. I thought this year’s Super Bowl had some innovative ads and, as usual, some real bone-headed ones too. (I can’t resist. Audi did a commercial with vampires promoting their headlights??? Seriously!?!? You want me to plunk down $42,000 because it’s got nice headlights? And you want to use the Twilight characters to motivate me? Morons.)

I can't prove it, but I can say it. — Stephen Colbert Buy the ticket, take the ride. ― Hunter S. Thompson

There Is More To Ireland Than Riverdance

Are you ready for this? I’m about to lay some serious knowledge on you about some of the most traditional music that still exists today — Irish music. No, this post will not be about Riverdance, so you can go ahead and refocus now. I’m talking about the Irish music that’s been around for centuries. Music that is so much more than lyrics and a melody. It’s stories about the people, the culture and its history. Songs that talk about the fight for freedom in Kilmainham Gaol, the strength of the people during the famine, and the characters who walk …

I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too. — Mitch Hedberg

How to Write a Novel in Three Days

Maybe you’ve heard of NaNoWriMo, the annual creative-writing challenge in which participants attempt to churn out a 50,000-word novel in the month of November. Maybe you’ve participated before. Or maybe you’d rather stab your eyes out with an ice pick than attempt to write 1,667 words a day for 30 days. I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo four times, and each time it was a grueling, soul-crushing affair. I love writing, but NaNoWriMo is such a relentless grind that I’ve skipped it the last two years and not missed it.