Know the feeling?

Damon Langlois

An award-winning sand sculpture by Damon Langlois captures a crumbling Abraham Lincoln

May 17, 2019
Kate Sierzputowski
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Entering China?

CBP Form 7662
CBP Form 7662

Wrong. Homeward bound Americans.

How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to each other that isn’t true?

Talking to Strangers
Malcolm Gladwell

Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know by Malcolm Gladwell—hard cover $21

This itiem will be available from Barnes & Noble September 10


Lovely fitting illustration by Elizabeth Blue
Lovely fitting illustration by Elizabeth Blue

If you are like me and find the drawing adorable and fitting, why not become her patron?

For hidden pyromanias, setting fire like Nero, everything for your barbecue, and an efficient Shopify website

Noir
Everything for your barbecue
Everything for your barbecue
Founder Aaron Armah
Founder Aaron Armah

Added spice goes along with a choice of BBQ sauces.
Added spice goes along with a choice of BBQ sauces.

…und eine Probantin aus dem Spot von vornehmer Leichenbläse.
…and one actress from the video of dignified pale skin with blackened barbecue sausage (noir).

Bio certified barbecue charcoal, BBQ sauces and seasoning, proper packaging, fitting slab serif typography, short video and a clean website efficiently powered by Shopify, all with a fun logo featuring Rome’s insane emperor Nero who set Rome on fire as a backdrop to his singing a song. A rare conclusive, integrated communications sample by Nero’s owners, staff and help vom their Berlin agency.

From reading Nadja Ayoub’s article, I learn that the founders, Aaron Armah and Jakob Hemmers were denied support by Lion’s Den tv show hosts, the German version of Shark Tank. A curious, possibly wrong decision given the demand for BBQ charcoal during summer and such well thought out, conclusive offering with a world-class design.