Sunday, February 1, 2015

In the NY Times this Weekend - February 1, 2015

Welcome to the Super Bowl Sunday edition of McCuenications' ItNYTtW. Who are you rooting for today? My money's on Katy Perry's halftime show and Charlotte McKinney's Carl Jr's commercial being the highlights. If forced to choose a side in the game, I'll go with the Seahawks winning big just like they did last year. Russell Wilson is a great quarterback and a winner.

Quickly now, back to business...

Arts & Leisure
I don't think there's much to debate around the idea that Bjork is a little cuckoo for cocoa puffs crazy, but what a talent and what an amazing voice. She's featured in the A&L section today talking about her new exhibition at MoMA in NYC, new album and upcoming tour. I've been a fan for many years. No one sings like her. Agony, ecstasy, pure unbridled emotion in that crystal clear voice. So Icelandic. Amazing how much power and strength she can project from that pixie-ish frame and sweet face. Quite a character, too. I love the way she talks about music and her creative process. If you get a chance to watch any documentary about her, do so. She is a genius.

Week in Review
What young lad doesn't love dinosaurs? I was crazy about them when I was a kid. Had all the plastic miniature replications and used to love playing with them and my like minded friends. Having a T-Rex square off against a Triceratops or Stegosaurus. To the death, of course.  Great fun. Interesting article in this section about the multiple theories around "The Death of the Dinosaurs." Asteroid? Volcanic eruptions? Both? You be the judge.Get your geek on.

As a follow-up to yesterday's Mitt commentary, I don't always agree with Maureen Dowd, but she gets it right this weekend. If you can't run a competent campaign, you sure as Joseph Smith can't expect anyone to think you can run a country. Sorry, Mitt. Time play the dignified Elder (see what I did there with the cap E?) statesman role for your party. Nice one, Maureen. Let's meet for drinks soon.

Nice to see one of my media contacts - Manoush Zomorodi - featured in today's Sunday Routine. I've never been able to convince her to profile one of my clients, but she always writes back and is always pleasant over the phone. Some day... She comes across like your typical busy Mom of two who is juggling a marriage, family life and career. And doing it successfully by the sound of this profile on her Sunday Routine. I like the bit about her Mom coming over to help out on Sundays and Mondays, and her kids wanting to snuggle before bedtime. Great stuff.

Did I miss something this weekend? Please let me know by leaving a comment. Hope all is well in your part of the world. Enjoy the game, KatyKats.

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