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October 29, 2003



Good enough is quite enough, thank you.


California Fires

Spoke to Yvonne Smith yesterday. She has prepared to leave her Malibu house if the fires cross the highway. Let's hope everyone is well.

All you LA bloggers, please post a comment and let us know you are ok.

October 28, 2003

BBQ Festival


Adelaide Horton, Steve Alburty, and Eve Luppert at the Annual BBQ Festival in Lexington, North Carolina. The festival began at 8:30 a.m. with the ceremonial passing of the first BBQ sandwich to the mayor of Lexington by "Goober" from The Andy Griffith Show.

The highlight of this year's 20th Anniversary Festival was the sand sculpture of Mount Pigmore.


October 27, 2003

It's Gaffney Day!


I am on vacation (yes, AGAIN), but that does not stop me from posting exciting and totally frivolous content to this website. Today I was driving through the western hills of South Carolina, through a town named Gaffney, when I stumbled across this giant peach. (If you can't see it because the photo is so small, the type on the stem of the monument says GAFFNEY.)

It made me think of a real peach, ex-C/D-er Lori Gaffney, who actually lives in Portland, Oregon. I thought I'd post this photo if for no other reason than it might make Lori smile, and it might also get her to click on the comment link and tell us what she's up to these days.

Lori, are you listening?

October 21, 2003

Bob Pinzler

Bob Pinzler has joined the Found list.

"I worked at C/D from 1983-86 at both Biltmore and SF office. Mostly Apple. Am now marketing director for a content management software company and project manager for the implementation of the new electronic voting system in Orange County, CA. Was a City Councilman in Redondo Beach from 1993-2001."

The message is the media


Poynter Online is perhaps the most respected online 'zine about journalism and the media. It's a daily "must read" for news junkies. Check out the flap about Ad Age's decision to name Lucky the Magazine of the Year.


October 19, 2003

My vacation photos


One of the wonderful benefits of this digital age is that you no longer have to go over to someone's home to be bored to sleep by their vacation photos. All you have to do now is simply click the link your friend sends you and you can nod off right in front of your own computer screen!


October 18, 2003

Falling Water


Some think Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater is the most spectacural home in America.


October 16, 2003

For lo, they were lost


A big jay/day thank/you to Denzil Meyers for locating two ex-C/Ders: Stacy Osugi and Charlie Bidwell.

Here's what Charlie's been up to ...

after living in nyc for 13 years....i moved to los angeles 3 years ago, and believe it or not, am still here. i left chiat in 1989 to become a photographer's assistant, and 14 years later, i'm still in the photography business, but as a fine artist. i had an exhibition at the jan kesner gallery here in l.a. last year, that got moderately received by the los angeles times critics, and am scheduled to have a show in new york this february, at the june bateman gallery in soho. i'm still in touch with a couple of the folks from the new york office in the 80's...it's all too funny. hope this little update finds everyone who is reading it, really well. thanks to steve a. for doing all this !!

Visit Charlie's website.

More "Lost alums" found

Thank you to Hugh Duthie for "finding" Megan Kent (says Hugh: "Megan was head of planning in nyc from about 1996-2000.")

Also two more ex-C/Ders showed up in my mailbox one morning: Susan Johnston (now Susan Mercy), whose career at C/D went all the way back to the Biltmore and Hilary Rubens (now Hilary Cochran) who was in broadcast and artbuying in Venice from 1989-1995. Says Hilary: "I now work for a creative staffing agency in Palo Alto, Ca called ArtSource. Moved back to the Bay Area in 1995. Married to a doctor, no kids. Live on the Peninsula."

You too can find missing Chiat/Dayers. Just go to the Lost and Found list on this website and see if you can provide me with a working email address of someone who used to work at Chiat/Day. Please note that the number of people who are in the "Lost" section are just a mere fraction of the number of people who worked for Chiat/Day. So if you can add a name to the list, please send it to me.

October 15, 2003

Vision Test


Test your "vision" by going to this website. After clicking on the link below, take your hands off the keyboard and let the introductory Quicktime movie play. When it has finished playing, click on the image on the right hand side that looks like a optometristís eye chart. (See sample above.)


October 14, 2003

Best Business Card award

I was rummaging through the pockets of some slacks the other day and ran across a business card that someone had given to me at Jay's "memorial" in SOHO. The card was from Geoffrey Roche, who worked in our Toronto office.

The business card was so great, I called Adelaide to read it to her. And I now share it with you. The front of the card has a very discreet logo of Roche Macaulay Advertising. But when you turn the card over you see this all of this copy on the back of the card (imagine, if you will, that all of the words in italics are printed in red) ...

Hi, I'm Geoffrey B. Roche. Just a minute, let me ... where was I, oh, that's right I was just thinking about... has anyone seen Ed? wait, let me finish, after all, that is still my name at the beginning of Roche Macaulay & Partners Advertising Inc. even though I've fired myself as President and am solely Creative Director. At least my dog Annabelle still listens to me. I need a cappuccino. What? Oh yeah, I'm holding one ... sorry, is Ed coming in today? If not, have him phone (416)927-9794. What? It's in my gbr@rochemacaulay.com mailbox? I don't remember approving that www.rochemacaulay.com thing ... hey, have you seen my kids? This is Alexandre, Nicholas, Marie France and Christian. Cute, huh? What's that? Can you fax (416)927-1188 with that? Who are you again? Okay, tell you what, drop off your book at 22 St. Clair Avenue East, 14th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4T 253.

October 12, 2003

Additional Higgins


Jon Higgins and his wife have truly gone above and beyond the call of duty as far as bringing beautiful children into the world is concerned. The two gorgeous tots shown above (who were the feature of an earlier posting on this website) now have a new sister! This just in from London, where Jon is Executive Partner at Ketchum.

"Julie and I are proud to share the news that Nicola Maire finally showed her cute little face last Friday evening, October 10. She's an 8lbs. 5oz keeper with big hair and extraordinary lung capacity. All 5 members of the festive party are healthy, happy and a wee bit tired."

If you post a comment, I will forward it to Jon to make sure he sees it.

October 01, 2003

A New Mother

Mother Selects from the 10/1/03 NY Times

Fourth Partner Mother in London, which is planning to open its first office in the United States, has named Rob DeFlorio as the fourth partner at the office, scheduled to open in New York by the end of the year. Mr. DeFlorio, 42, had most recently been global advertising director at Nike Inc. in Beaverton, Ore., and before that worked at agencies in New York like Chiat/Day and McCaffrey & McCall. The other partners, announced previously, are Andrew Deitchman, Linus Karlsson and Paul Malmstrom.

Welcome home Rob!