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  • Best Ad Campaign

    Ocean City commercials with Ken doll mascot Rodney the lifeguard hasn’t really sold us any days downy ocean hon, but this year’s focus on the wasted vacation day hits home hard (get it?). Get the fuck out of your life when you get paid not to work, Ocean City’s 2014 ad campaign advises, instead of spending those precious hours at the DMV or “helping the in-laws move.” The sad vacation days wear yellow identity T-shirts, while the actors playing them capture the feeling of being in the line waiting to renew your licence because it’s not that fun just not being at work. We all suffer someone who martyrs their way around the year, acting like the time we take off somehow affects theirs—take a vacation to the beach and maybe you’ll be less of an asshole! Even Rodney gets that.  
  • Dead Men Riding Shotgun

    Dead Men Riding Shotgun
    This is what rolled with me as I logged nearly 4,000 miles—Baltimore to the Great Lakes to Maine and back home to Crabtown—in a Toyota pickup this summer. A blue heart for guitarist Johnny Winter, who died on the first night of the trip,...

    The Daft and the Spurious

    The Daft and the Spurious
    The Trip to Italy Directed by Michael Winterbottom Opens Sept. 5 at the Charles Theatre They’re ba-ack! Aloof, self-satisfied British comedian/actor Steve Coogan (played by Steve Coogan) and his friend, Welsh comic, actor, and impressionist...

    Summer Reading Challenge

    Well, I’ve got to admit I haven’t had time to take a real field trip in the last couple of weeks, unless you call shoving all my personal crap into boxes that I should probably just have set on fire and then hiring a couple of guys to drag...

    Eating Along The Way

    Eating Along The Way
    I was not a born road-tripper. For a kid with chronic motion sickness, piling into the car with extended family for an afternoon’s drive held no pleasure, only anxiety and annoyance. The road trips of my childhood smelled of my father’s...