Brandless: Bargain or Bust?

One of the greatest advantages of living in the golden age of e-commerce is the ability to comparison shop from your couch. Pants are optional. So is hygiene. And thank God you don’t have to speak to anyone for any reason whatsoever. You can search for the essentials you know and love while hunting down the best possible price among innumerable digital storefronts, and once you’ve found that top bargain have it all delivered to your door for a nominal fee. What a world. But what if there was an... Read The Rest →

Put The Sizzl in Your Love Life

My bacon has a first name. It’s “O-S-C-A-R.” My bacon has a second name. It’s “P-L-E-A-S-E  S-E-N-D  N-U-D-E-S.” Bacon lovers, rejoice! Yes, meat and novelty bus conglomerate Oscar Meyer has gotten into the hookup game, introducing a new, bacon-focused dating app: Sizzl. Share → Tweet

Buzz Off

Advertising culture is nutso for buzzwords. They pop up everywhere, constantly cycling in and out of vogue. We try to predict them for each calendar year like which strain of flu will hit the hardest, and like the flu if you’re not up-to-date it may have you feeling a bit scrambled. Share → Tweet

Nerf Gets Real (Sort Of)

noggBLOG permalink Few toy companies evoke fond memories in kids and adults alike quite like Nerf, but not until recently has Nerf so unabashedly beckoned the big kids back from the precipice of adulthood.  Share → Tweet

Life in True Color

noggBLOG permalink Colorblindness affects approximately one in twelve men and one in two hundred women the world over. For the many without colorblindness, and those who haven’t known anyone with the disorder, it may be difficult to imagine what it might be like. Share → Tweet

College or Cult?: The Legend of Deep Springs

noggBLOG permalink The most exclusive—and, by the numbers, best—college in the country is a ranch hidden deep in the California high desert. The 26-or-s0 students (the number varies every year), all of them male, must forego alcohol and drugs, engage in a minimum required 20 hours of manual labor a week, and serve, themselves, as the school’s administration, admissions office, and custodians. This might not seem like the normal college life. It’s not, because this is no normal college. This is Deep Springs College, and the rabbit hole goes way,... Read The Rest →

When Rubber Meets the Sky

In 1940, Henry Ford said, “Mark my word: a combination airplane and motorcar is coming. You may smile, but it will come.” Fast-forward to 2017, and the proposed debut of AeroMobil. Share → Tweet

The Barefoot Sensei

noggBLOG permalink Deep in the Hoh Rain Forest of western Washington is a tree stump, and inside that stump lives a man named Mick Dodge. He is the stuff of rumors. A real, living wood ape, a whisper from the lips of dubious townspeople, an earthling of the very definition. He is also, surprisingly enough, a cookie snob. Share → Tweet

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