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February 28, 2006

Ave Maria Town

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It's the latest thing in housing developments: a mini-theocracy!

It's an idea delivered to us by Domino's Pizza's founder, Tom Monaghan. "You won't be able to buy a Playboy or Hustler magazine in Ave Maria Town. We're going to control the cable television that comes in the area. There is not going to be any pornographic television in Ave Maria Town. If you go to the drug store and you want to buy the pill or the condoms or contraception, you won't be able to get that in Ave Maria Town."

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Mardi Gras Music

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Let this audioblog by Dan Phillips of Lafayette, Louisianaget you into the Mardi Gras mood!

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February 26, 2006

World's First Cell-Phone Movie

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It had to happen sometime. Somebody has made a movie composed entirely of footage shot on a cellphone. (I can hardly wait to see it so I can talk all the way through it!)

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February 24, 2006

Jackie End

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Jackie End, photographed once every five years for the last two decades.

I was dining out at Steak Frites the other night with some C/D alums, one of whom was the everlastingly lovely Jackie End. I accused Jackie of having some sort of pact with the devil goin' on, because she looks as youthful as ever. We all begged to know her beauty secrets and I asked her to email them to me. Here's what Jackie uses ...

Natrol Alpha Lipoic Acid - 300 mg. capsules - one or two a day. good for skin and weight loss.

Solgar Co Q-10 - 100 mg. Softgels one or two a day. helps prevent aging. combats effects of smoking.

Natrol Green Tea - 500 mg. good anti-oxidant. acts as a diuretic.

Solgar Natural Vitamin E - 400 IU softgels - one a day.

Natrol Melatonin - 1 mg. tablets (don't go above this) take before bed. excellent anti-oxidant also said to prevent aging.

Taking a B complex and a C complex is good, too.

VASELINE TREATMENT

Wash your face (it's best if you really get soaked so I usually do it after an evening shower.) While your face is still wet, smear Vaseline all over. Blot your face with tissues. Actually just stick tissues all over your face and then peel them off. Then go to sleep. If you've got really nice bed linens you should use an old pillowcase when you do this.

The name of the hydroxy I've been using - Paul Begoun Beta Hydroxy 2% - the lotion, not the gel. The Paula Begoun stuff is sooo much less expensive and since she's the original debunker of the costmetics industry she tends to keep things simple.

Also, check out physioage.com. I now take bioidentical hormones which is hormone replacement compounded specifically for the results of your blood tests. You have to take blood tests every 3 months for the first year then just once a year. I've never felt better. Even if you're not interested the downloadable info on the site is excellent.

February 23, 2006

10 Things That Will Change The Way We Live

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Forbes Magazine looks at ten technologies which could dramatically affect our future. Haptics, anyone?

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Worst Company in America

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Forget the Oscar race. Here's a competition we can all get our dander up about. Just who is The Worst Company in America?

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February 22, 2006

New jayday website hosting platform

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I have moved the hosting of this blog to LivingDot. Well, I say "I moved," when in fact I merely paid for the hosting service and then immediately became a slobbering child trying to figure out how to make the new site look like the old one. Thanks to Robin in LivingDot's excellent tech support department, you see the site before you, perfectly replicated. (Thanks Robin!)

The reason I moved the site to this new hosting platform was to enable a feature which allows all of you to comment on all entries. In the past, I was forced, because of spammers, to block the posting of comments to all but the most recent entries. Now you should be able to comment on any entry on the site. I did this to foster an even greater sense of community among all of you alums.

Steve

February 17, 2006

"Virtual Office" car


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Take a gander at Nissan’s concept car, the Terranaut. It’s designed for “scientists, geologists, archaeologists or adventurers” whose office is the great outdoors. The interior is modeled after a U.S.S. Enterprise shuttlecraft. The “spherical laboratory” is accessed from a seat that swivels 360 degrees to give any intrepid scientist access to all of the vehicle’s workstations.

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February 14, 2006

Valentine's Jay

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For Valentine's Day, I am republishing this earlier entry from last year.

Scott Sanford writes ...

I pulled an old photo out of this frame and look what I found behind it. If you remember, this frame was the Valentine's Day gift everyone got back in '90 or '91 I think. Thought you might want to share this with the Jay/Dayers this coming February.

Scott

Why wait until February! I say let's move right on past Christmas and start celebrating Valentine's Jay today!

February 11, 2006

Danish business

A fascinating story from the Washington Post on the impact of Cartoongate on Danish business.

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February 09, 2006

Carol and Dede

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from the Dede Dalton McMahon collection

Here is Carol Madonna (Jay's LA assistant) and Dede Dalton (Jay's NY assistant) with what I must presume was a Rutger's yearbook photo of Jay.

Jay's office in New York

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from the Dede Dalton McMahon collection

Jay's office at 79 Fifth Avenue, with a Frank Gehry chair.

February 08, 2006

Big Wash


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A clever advert from Saatchi Budapest for a large washing machine from Samsung.

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February 07, 2006

Floor plan

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from the Dede Dalton McMahon collection

Here's some fascinating trivia. It's the floor plan for 79 Fifth Avenue in New York in one of its many incarnations. What amazes me is how close I was permittted to sit near Jay. I could have taken him out at any moment with a well-aimed stapler.


View entire floor plan for all four floors.

February 06, 2006

More Scot Blakely

And while we're on the topic of Scot Blakely, check out this email exchange between Scot and Jay. Jay must have complained about the smell of spray mount coming from the studio. Here's Scot's explanation on the dangers of spray mount and his assurance that he was looking for an alternative:

View Scot's email to Jay. [Close pop-up window after reading.]

And now here's Jay's reply.

By the way, do you know that if you click on all four of the ads at the top of the screen, your clicks will help pay for this website. Just don't look at 'em, click 'em!

Scott Blakely

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I have been extremely remiss in not posting this news I received from Scot Blakely.

A special event he spearheaded, along with his employer DIESEL Canada, won the Best Special Event award showcased during the Toronto International Film Festival in September. This annual event will benefit DATA (debt, AIDS, trade, Africa) co-founded by BONO and Bobby Shriver). Its mission is to eliminate poverty in sub-Saharan Africa by raising awareness of the crisis plaguing the region.

It will also benefit The Lou Adler Foundation (a Canadian based not-for-profit organization) that supports Canadians who suffer from catastophic illness, under privileged children and poverty. And also a percentage of the proceeds went to Hurricane Katrina relief.

Visit the website.

Super Bowl commercials

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You can see them all by clicking here.

February 03, 2006

Super Bowl

Here's Toyota's upcoming Super Bowl commercial. Don't watch if you're hypoglycemic.

Hudson's Bay

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Here's some corporate trivia regarding the upcoming Olympics.

The Hudson's Bay Company, founded in 1670, is Canada's oldest company and one of the oldest in the world. Starting as fur traders, they are now a rather dowdy retailer losing market share to Wal-Mart. Yet they succesfully won the contract to design the traditional blankets of red, green, yellow and indigo that the Canada's athletes will wear in the opening ceremony.

However, by the end of the Olympics, the Hudson Bay Company will no longer be a Canadian company. It has been purchased by Jerry Zucker, an American investor.

Zucker is from South Carolina, never gives interviews, and is rarely seen in public.

Oh, Canada.

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February 02, 2006

Cartoon rage

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As I'm sure you've read in the paper, the Muslim world is in an uproar about a series of cartoons that first appeared in a Danish newspaper which featured the image of the Prophet Mohammed. It is considered a blasphemy to depict Mohammed period, let alone mock him in a cartoon. Danish dairy products company Arla is losing $1.6 million in revenue a day due to a boycott in the Middle East.

Newspapers throughout Europe are now reprinting the cartoons ... and receiving bomb threats because of it.

So, of course, I'll add my own fuel to the fire of fanatacism by displaying one of the cartoons (above) and providing this link where you can see the rest of them. Lighten up, people!!!

(I can't help thinking about last night's "Colbert Report," there was a whole bit about images of Jesus, including one of Christ shaking hands with Ken Lay.)

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February 01, 2006

Denzil Meyers

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This is a chance of a lifetime. You, yes you, could have former C/D NY Account Planner Denzil Meyers as a tenant! Denzil lives in San Francisco, but spends a lot of time in New York. Says Denzil ...

Do you know anyone who is moving, or wants to sublet for 12-18 months? I'm in NYC once or twice a month, for a few days at a time. An apt is sooo much better than a hotel, even with my usual hotel being the Algonquin... I don't require much vermin-free, some light perhaps, proximity to the subway. Small & cheap is perfect. I know, that's what everyone wants.

If you know of something, contact Denzil at ...

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