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13.5 million calories in 25,000 Big Macs.
PRCarl beat me to the punch. The Big Mac eater is 6'2, 180 lbs and has great cholesterol and other vitals, or so I have heard (Maybe Ronald’s personal publicist is pitching that story?). I am smart enough to realize that he is an anomaly, not the norm. But still…
Here it is:
Toggle Commented May 17, 2011 on From gold standard to sub standard at RepMan
I hope they don't represent the IMF's Strauss-Kahn, too. Jokes aside, did you happen to see a former P'comer quoted one of the articles on the BM/Facebook mess? Pretty funny quote.
Toggle Commented May 16, 2011 on From gold standard to sub standard at RepMan
Bono - i'm back on a U2 kick (the older stuff) and feel that as much as he's accomplished musically, he really does have big picture things on his mind more than anyone else in showbiz (AIDS, world hunger, poverty). I'd also have a laugh with him about the royal cluster f*ck he got himself into as it relates to "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark." As for Tosh, he is hands-down the funniest guy I've seen in a while. Great delivery and use the web/tech. And, it's simple.
Toggle Commented May 12, 2011 on Ten days to go! at RepMan
I'd want to have lunch with the following people: My parents, my four sisters, Bono, Daniel Tosh, my wife and then my daughter. Even though the end isn't coming, I should plan to execute on these lunch dates (at least the eight I can pull off).
Toggle Commented May 11, 2011 on Ten days to go! at RepMan
Love going through old files, too. A few months back I was cleaning my basement and found my old portfolio of clips and desk items from the past...and there was the sign I made for Ed's door. As an intern, one that needed a computer, chair et al, I was offered the co-founder's digs. When Ed returned from his vacation, he found "The Office of Xxxxx X. Xxxxx III" on his door. That was funny. I also remember re-hanging the sign many a time.
Toggle Commented May 10, 2011 on Simply the best at RepMan
I figured; now you should ask them, "who is Marlon Brando?" They might mention The Godfather if we're lucky. This movie was required watching in my house, and I was born in the mid-70s. Reason being, my grandfather was the first International Longshoremen Association (union) VP. His obit actually made the NYTs.
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2011 on Hey nineteen at RepMan
Following the previous post, I’d be interested to know how many kids quizzed for the blog post below know about “On the Waterfront.” As for this book, I will surely get my hands on it once done with Liar’s Poker (working backwards through Lewis’ stuff, I guess). Thanks for the tip, Tommy.
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2011 on PR's answer to Don Draper at RepMan
I think it's a “me-first” type mentality of the younger generations. And, this mentality is growing larger with each passing era. If a 19, 25 or 35 year-old doesn’t know something or someone, it’s as simple as consulting Google to find out (after an exasperated sigh for having to do something that’s not fun and exciting). Now, what’s really sad, is that they aren’t learning to learn, they are “learning” something only because they are told to or required to.
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2011 on Hey nineteen at RepMan
Easy there, guy.
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2011 on A blog about blogs at RepMan
IMHO, your best blog posts are such because they invoke an emotional response based on the reader’s own history.
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2011 on A blog about blogs at RepMan
I hear you. As for I was telling Rep, we went from having "Four Aces" to "3 Aces and a Joker" real quick. Thankfully, he will bounce back (I'm sure, soon enough) and today the Doctor will be taking an appointment with the Mets batters...a visit in about 2 hours...can't wait.
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2011 on The Fed’s Fireside Chats at RepMan
Brendan! To move the market it has to be unknowable and unpredictable. Panic talk like what these pending Q&As might due causes investors to move to the sidelines and miss long term capital market returns (note investors on the sidelines over the last two years; think they are happy they've missed the boat?!). Don’t worry about the next 20 minutes or 20 days, worry about the next 20 years. Sure, transparency is great, but we’re continuing to ignore the real problem – the need to get the economy firing on all cylinders – the US NEEDS capital formation, investment and innovation. This comes from a strong money policy not a weak inflationary monetary policy. Lower taxes on the American worker, cut the fat in government (bureaucracies) and watch our country improve.
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2011 on The Fed’s Fireside Chats at RepMan
1. Magnum P.I. What a lifestyle; lived in Hawaiian mansion with access to a Ferrari, a butler and carried a gun legally. Plus, he always got the girl - at least for a night. Bonus: one of his best friends had access to a helicopter. 2. The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson Not a one will ever match his dry sense of humor on TV. Conan is close, but no cigar. 3. The Price is Right Playing hooky from grade school to stay away from math and pre-algebra, Bob and his girls were a late morning must-watch. 4. 24 No other show got the blood pumping like this one. Crazy plotlines sure, but the flow of the show was unreal. 5. Modern Family It’s funny because its real!
WOW! You won't believe this, but I had a cheeseburger for lunch today. What's more, I did so because I am giving up red meat (and fries) for Lent even though I am no longer a practicing Catholic for many of reasons you bring up here (I still like to test myself from time to time). You are right on about the Grill's honesty in marketing. That’s for sure.
Truly brutal, Rep. You do realize that they are planning a pretty big wedding over there though, right? Maybe you should find the Prince and tell him about the deals to be had in Hong Kong McDonald's?
Awesome post. It's always a good reminder to think like - AND EVEN BE - your own customer from time to time.
Well, from the looks of the home, it seems that he has way too much flat roofing. Let's all pray for a lot of rain and hope that it causes his roof to leak so that contractor work and endless noise never ends at St. Jetersburg. That will show him!
Toggle Commented Feb 23, 2011 on Wretched excess at RepMan
I haven't worked on a VC-backed tech firm since my days in NYC, but I do still work with VCs that invest in the financial services industry. The tune is the same (mostly) but most in the financial industry know that it takes more than a new whizbang translator or chat aggregator to win attention from the industry (investment) rags and general consumer press. For that I am thankful. BTW, in regards to a previous entry, were you thinking of hiring this “Jimbo” as your driver? I so, I only drive Italian sports cars and/or American or British SUVs.
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2011 on Start me up at RepMan
Sizzurp, please.
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2011 on Sippin on some Sizzurp at RepMan
excellent stuff, Rep and team. I guess this sets you apart, too.
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2011 on What sets your organization apart? at RepMan
Sadly, this is a 'snapshot' of things to come as pop culture infiltrates our lives more and more each day (and with each new reality series launched). Maybe you should write a "company & spokesperson" post (again?) and nominate the worst of the worst and draft a release for the industry rags. I would be happy to think of a few. For starters - "Doc Gooden and Coke." Oh, and by the way, I have to give props to Gaga for a dress made of bacon. Everything is better with bacon, Rep.
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2011 on Dynamic duo or desperate divas? at RepMan
I'll give a ring to say hello, Rep. I might ask to be transferred to Teddy or Eddy while I am at it. Just for a quick hello.
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2011 on The Ghetto of the Workplace at RepMan
May your best climb, client engagement, stand-up routine, etc. from 2010 be your worst in 2011, Rep. You’re right, life’s too short to sweat the small stuff. Happy New Year.