Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Stay tuned for history Less #44 -- Who were the North Stars?
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Meanwhile, as Danny's release was being secured, a new crisis back home was brewing...
Stunningly, the head of the Daily Advertising deartment insisted the Creative Dept. stop covering the O'Day Crisis and get back to real work. Faced with remaining true to their journalistic principles or retaining their jobs, the team had no choice but to comply.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
In 1981 the Daily Creative Department was suddenly faced with its own Hostage Crisis...and one of their ranks was in terrible danger...
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Danny O'Day (pictured here with mentor and operator Jimmy Nelson and B-movie actor Ronald Reagan -- video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLIjWm9YRkc) arrived at the Minnesota Daily sometime in the winter of 1980. Made of plastic and stuffed with cotton, he was content to sit on the iron radiator and watch the rest of us work.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
JEFF V. ADDS: The picture alone made me laugh out loud, but some reminiscence is due... I remember when the box (not nearly as big as the one pictured) was placed in the "conference" room of the Daily. A little open-topped compartmentalized cardboard box, not unlike the kind you store Christmas ornaments in, full of candy bars and Cornuts and such. I recall how impressed I was at the idea that someone in the world still had the confidence in their fellow human beings that such an honor-based form of retail could succeed. As Bruce's headline denotes, it did not. Candy bars and snacks disappeared from the thing while its collection box remained equally empty or close to it. Scribbled IOUS were instered into the slot. Handfuls of spare change. The greatest moment in the venture's short-lived existence was when a note appeared on the Honor Snacks box, charging "This Thing ATE MY QUARTER!"
All these years later though it kinda warms the heart that the Honor Snacks tradition -- and the belief in altrusism -- still lives in the modern age (note the http://www.honorsnacks.com/ in the above picture).
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
BRUCE WONDERS: Would that "we" be "me" playing dress-up, Craig?
BRUCE RESPONDS: Here you go, Craig.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I don't have a copy of the original drawing I did of (and for) the Daily janitor and his wife, but I did find an original preliminary pencil sketch I did of the couple (on vellum). Jeff V. did a great caricature in an earlier post!