Bye, Bye Bits And Pieces

Stray Thoughts: Reflections From The Lighter Side Of AdServices

It’s time to clean out AdServices’ mental closet and clear away a bottleneck of random notions, musings, and ramblings.

  • You ever notice that when you need about 20 seconds to accomplish some small task in your car you never hit a red light, but when you have absolutely nothing to do in your car you hit every red light and they all seem to last about five minutes?
  • The art and science of before and after pictures goes like this…
    BEFORE: Stick out stomach and frown. AFTER: Suck in stomach and smile.
  • FACT: Americans on average watch close to four hours of TV a day. FACT: Those who skimp on personal hygiene and sleep are able to watch six hours of TV a day. FACT: Overuse of the word “fact” as an attention-getter causes readers to glaze over and wonder what’s on TV.
  • Why are tear (as in ripping) and tear (as in crying) spelled exactly the same? Does this make any sense? It just tears me up… or tears me up.
  • A good laugh significantly decreases the stress chemicals cortisol and epinephrine, say researchers at Loma Linda University. Wait… Loma Linda? BWA-HA-HA-HA!! (Hey, it worked.)
  • Bad Idea: “Let me show you how to climb a palm tree, Timmy.”
  • A well-timed cup of coffee has been proven to spike cognitive function and elevate productivity for an hour or more. This explains the morning I ran five miles, detailed my car, built a guest cottage in my backyard, and helped the police solve a string of robberies, all before 9 a.m.
  • Wisdom From The Word Guy: Using a foreign accent when you’re visiting a country where you don’t speak the language will not aid your communications efforts. You may even get thrown in jail for being a public nuisance where you’ll wait approximately four months to speak to an attorney. Happy travels!

Alan Williamson
Senior Copywriter
AdServices Inc.




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