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Word of the week: Peccy

I thought I knew quite a bit about Amazon. I have, after all, been a customer since September 1997. (My first order: The Cynic’s Dictionary and Idiom Savant: Slang as It Is Slung.) I’ve written about the company and its brands (see here and here, for example). I’ve read two books about the company: Alec MacGillis’s Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America (2021) and Brad Stone’s The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon (2014)*. But I’ve never worked for Amazon, whic...
Tags: Amazon, Atlantic, United States, Linguistics, Richard Simmons, Jeff Bezos, South Carolina, Harper, Bessemer, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Etymology, Brook, Minnie Mouse, Carrington, Mickey, Byers

Kingpin Sequel in Development by the Farrelly Brothers

Peter and Bobby Farrelly are set to return to the lanes, as Collider is reporting that the pair are producing a sequel to their 1996 bowling comedy Kingpin.   MORE: Gunpowder Milkshake Clip Introduces Netflix Film’s Stellar Cast The film, which is reportedly in active development at Village Roadshow Pictures, has no information regarding the plot, setting, or time period, all of which are still said to be getting worked out. Because of this, it’s unknown if the Farrelly Brothers will return to...
Tags: Movies, Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson, Jason Reitman, Kingpin, Murray, Peter, Ivan, Collider, Munson, Ishmael, Quaid, McCracken, Randy Quaid, Harrelson, Bobby Farrelly

A looming shortage of bacon and hot dogs could leave big cookout plans up in smoke for July Fourth when most Americans are vaccinated

Lew Robertson/Getty Images Hogs are in short supply ahead of this summer's pent-up demand for products like bacon and hot dogs. That means hog-meat prices might be higher, and consumers will see fewer discounts. "The whole supply chain has really been squeezed," said ArrowStream's Isaac Olvera. See more stories on Insider's business page. Summer barbecues may taste a little different this year.Hogs have been in short supply since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic more th...
Tags: News, US, Trends, Grocery Stores, Retail, Shortage, McCracken, Fourth of July, Pandemic, Roerink, COVID-19, COVID, Covid-19 Vaccine, Anne Marie Roerink, Natasha Dailey, Lew Robertson Getty

The CW’s Powerpuff Girls Pilot Finds Titular Trio Cast

The CW’s Powerpuff Girls pilot finds titular trio cast Just a month after landing a pilot order at the network, The CW’s live-action sequel series to The Powerpuff Girls has found its titular stars as Chloe Bennet (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Dove Cameron (Descendants) and Yana Perrault (Jagged Little Pill), according to Variety. RELATED: The CW Orders Pilot for Live-Action Powerpuff Girls Sequel Series if (typeof readAdmiralCookie === "function"){ admir...
Tags: TV, Movies, Abc, Fox, Cameron, Showtime, TV News, The Cw, Hulu, Bennet, Cw, Veronica Mars, Cody, WBTV, Perrault, Riverdale

The CW Orders Pilot for Live-Action Powerpuff Girls Sequel Series

The CW orders pilot for live-action Powerpuff Girls sequel series Six months after word first broke of its development and coming on the heels of the network giving a straight-to-series order to a reboot of The 4400, The CW has greenlit a pilot for The Powerpuff Girls live-action sequel series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: The CW Developing Live-Action Powerpuff Girls Sequel Series if ( ! ezoic_test() ) { PB = PB || {}; ...
Tags: TV, Movies, Fox, Showtime, TV News, The Cw, Hulu, Cw, Veronica Mars, Cody, WBTV, McCracken, Craig McCracken, David Madden, Warner Bros Television, The Powerpuff Girls

Is That Mysterious Monolith In Utah Actually By Artist John McCracken?

McCracken’s son says maybe. “He was inspired by the idea of alien visitors leaving objects that resembled his work, or that his work resembled. This discovery of a monolith piece — that’s very much in line with his artistic vision.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Utah, Visual, McCracken, John McCracken, 11.27.20

Top 5 theories on the enigmatic monolith found in Utah desert

A monolithic object found in a remote part of Utah caused worldwide speculation about its origins.The object is very similar to the famous monolith from Stanley Kubrick's "2001: Space Odyssey".The object could be work of an artist or even have extraterrestrial origins. An enigmatic "monolith" found in a Utah desert on November 18th has become the source of worldwide attention and speculation, with Internet denizens looking for something more light-hearted to talk about as the tumultuous 2020 dr...
Tags: Art, Utah, Space, Movies, Innovation, Evolution, Arthur C Clarke, Stanley Kubrick, New Mexico, Mars, Kubrick, Alien, Extraterrestrial Life, Art History, Utah Department of Public Safety, DPS

A Mysterious Monolith Appears in the Utah Desert, Channeling Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey People do weird things in the desert. A spokesman for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources acknowledges that widely understood truth in a recent New York Times article about a mysterious monolith discovered in Red Rock Country. “A team that was counting bighorn sheep by helicopter spotted something odd and landed to take a closer look,” writes Alan Yuhas. “It was a three-sided metal monolith, about 10 to 12 feet tall, planted firmly in the g...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Utah, London, College, United States, New York Times, Stanley Kubrick, New Mexico, Cia, Seoul, Indiana Jones, Death Valley, Facebook Twitter, Utah Department of Public Safety

Do you see it? Right there in the middle? The monolith!

  They weren't going to tell you exactly where it was. Somewhere in the desert in Utah. But the Reddit discussion pinpoints the place, and I made my screen shot from Google Maps "street view."  Here's the article in The Guardian: "Theories abound over mystery metal monolith found in Utah/Structure compared to monolith featured in 2001: A Space Odyssey while John McCracken gallerist says object is not sculptor’s work."  The McCracken gallerist got involved because some people were sayin...
Tags: Landscape, Utah, Law, Sculpture, Language, Reddit, Google Maps, Indiana Jones, Department of Public Safety, Rosebud, McCracken, Ann Althouse, Red Rock Country, Nick Street, John McCracken, Facebook the Utah Highway Patrol

The CW Developing Live-Action Powerpuff Girls Sequel Series

The CW developing live-action Powerpuff Girls sequel series Just over a year after its attempted reboot series came to an end at Cartoon Network, Variety has brought word that The CW is developing a live-action sequel series to the iconic animated superhero comedy The Powerpuff Girls. RELATED: The CW Fall Schedule: Supernatural Sets Final Episodes For October PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefr...
Tags: TV, Movies, Fox, Showtime, TV News, The Cw, Cartoon Network, Hulu, Cw, Veronica Mars, Cody, WBTV, McCracken, Craig McCracken, David Madden, Warner Bros Television

iObeya raises $17M to digitize management planning processes like Agile

As we move deeper into the pandemic, companies are looking for ways to digitize processes that previously required in-person meetings with manual approaches. Investors appear to be rewarding companies who can achieve this. iObeya, a French company that helps digitize management planning processes like lean and agile, announced a $17 million Series A today. Red River West led the round with help from Atlantic Bridge Capital and Fortino Capital Partners. It has now raised a total of $20 million, a...
Tags: Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, France, Funding, US, Tech, Paris, Seattle, McCracken, Agile, Digitization, Atlantic Bridge Capital, Fortino Capital Partners, COVID-19

Democrat Beshear claims victory in Kentucky governor race; Trump ally Bevin refuses to concede

By BRUCE SCHREINER LOUISVILLE, Ky.  — Kentucky’s bitter race for governor went into overtime as Democrat Andy Beshear declared victory while Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, a close ally of President Donald Trump, refused to concede with results showing he trailed by a few thousand votes. Kentucky has some sorting out to do before inaugurating its next governor. With 100% of precincts reporting, Beshear — the state’s attorney general and the son of Kentucky’s last Democratic governor, Steve Beshear —...
Tags: Kentucky, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Associated Press, Grimes, Republican, Donald Trump, Medicaid, Louisville, Cincinnati, Trump, Matt Bevin, Steve Beshear, State, Lexington Kentucky

Noveome Biotherapeutics hires operations SVP

Noveome Biotherapeutics Inc, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, has named Kevin E. McCracken as senior vice president of operations. Recently, McCracken worked at Kadmon Pharmaceuticals where he was vice president of chemistry. Noveome’s backers include Lancet Capital, UPMC Health System, Highmark Health, University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. PRESS RELEASE PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Noveome Biotherapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on d...
Tags: Trends, People, NEC, Pennsylvania, Healthcare, Medimmune, Carnegie Mellon University, Cte, Pittsburgh, Operations, University of Pittsburgh, Kevin, SVP, McCracken, Noveome Biotherapeutics Inc, Noveome Biotherapeutics

Mother's Day: “Chicago Girl Makes Good.”

She lights up all rooms--not just ours. My mother--to us, "mom"--was and is that mom all the other kids in the neighborhoods we lived in wanted to be their mom. Before that, way before, she and her ancestors were part of one of the most romantic stories ever told. I imagine first thousands, and then tens of thousands, and then even more, of people out of Suffolk via Ipswich to Groton and other towns and slowly invading America, Massachusetts, Canada, and Three Oaks, Michigan. But she neve...
Tags: Google, Massachusetts, America, Chicago, Paris, Michigan, Times, Ipswich, Palatine, Duke, Mom, Suffolk, Cincinnati, Whipple, Rotterdam, Jacksonville Florida

Conform to the Culture Just Enough

Leaders must conform enough if they are to make the connections necessary to deliver change. Leaders who succeed in changing organizations challenge the norms--but rarely all of them, all at once... To change an organization, the leader must first gain at least minimal acceptance as a member. ~Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones [1] You're in a new leadership role, you see some room for improvement, and you want to make some changes. If you're one of my coaching clients, the title of this post w...
Tags: Leadership, Stanford, Time, Change, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Hoffman, Gareth Jones, Amy Cuddy, Grant McCracken, McCracken, Harvard Business School, Abbie Hoffman, Michael Watkins, Rob Goffee, Edbatista

Author Elizabeth McCracken On Candlepin Bowling, And On Being An Ambitious Woman

McCracken, author of the new novel The Bowlaways (and quite a few other novels and short stories), explains her character Bertha: “I was thinking about the ways in which women give up things in order to exist in the world. And you have to have delusions of grandeur in order to be grand, but women are not expected to be grand.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, People, Bertha, Elizabeth McCracken, McCracken, 03.09.19

'The Story Prize: Fifteen Years of Great Short Fiction'

I often feel a mixture of both dread and excitement at the prospect of a modern American short story anthology. Readers who gravitate to them have for years been motivated by what they got from the standards of their education: Vonnegut, Cheever, Updike, Oates, Carver, and more. The structure of such standard bearers was inextricably linked with style and tone. Fans and students of the short story form can at times recite verbatim major passages from these writers and more. Years pass, cultural...
Tags: Music, Review, Book Review, Elizabeth Strout, Short Stories, Johnson, Chernobyl, Adam Johnson, Kurt Cobain, Willa Cather, Cape Town South Africa, George Saunders, Lilly, Charlie, Missoula, Anthony Doerr

Fiction: A Dark Fairy Tale of American Oddballs and Candlepin Bowling

“Bowlaway,” Elizabeth McCracken’s first novel in 18 years, is a family saga, a burlesque chronicle of eccentrics and a fractured, fanciful fable.
Tags: News, Elizabeth, Elizabeth McCracken, McCracken, Books and Literature, Bowlaway (Book

Books of The Times: Elizabeth McCracken’s First Novel in 18 Years Has Whimsy to Spare

“Bowlaway” revolves around a large cast of characters and a candlepin bowling alley in New England.
Tags: News, Elizabeth, Elizabeth McCracken, McCracken, Books and Literature, Bowlaway (Book

Netflix Orders Up Six New Animated Movies & TV Shows, Including ‘The Willoughbys’ and ‘My Father’s Dragon’

Continuing their endless growth of original content, Netflix has ordered up six new animated movies and TV shows for their streaming library, spanning a variety of demographics and genres. They include a new 2D animated film from The Secret of Kells director Nora Twomey, an adaptation of Lois Lowry’s novel The Willoughbys (seen above), a new show from The Powerpuff Girls creator Craig McCracken, and a limited series from The Book of Life director Jorge Gutierrez. But that’s not all. Get all the...
Tags: Television, Movies, Fantasy, Netflix, Animation, Adaptation, Vancouver, Glen Keane, Cartoon Network, Lois Lowry, Maya, Lemony Snicket, Jorge Gutierrez, Variety, Elena, Gutierrez

Stamford Turns Off Reel Good Ampex Sign

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – A group in Redwood City, Calif. failed to save a landmark sign that was the marker for the headquarters of Ampex, the nation’s pioneer maker of audio and video recorders. Through the latter part of the 20th century, the word Ampex was synonymous with technology leadership and high quality recordings of music and television; they leveraged that professional brand into a consumer brand. The company also began the nexus of Silicon Valley/Hollywood capital; the analog technolo...
Tags: Electronics, California, Palo Alto, Fast Company, Stanford University, Branding, Stamford, Harry McCracken, ITT, McCracken, Redwood City Calif, Silicon Valley Hollywood, Ampex, Stanford Health Care, Northern California Companies, Burlingame Voice

The artist who paints music

Melissa McCracken has synesthesia and experiences seeing the music she listens to as shifting colors. In an old artist statement, McCracken explained how she sees the world differently than many people: Basically, my brain is cross-wired. I experience the “wrong” sensation to certain stimuli. Each letter and number is colored and the days of the year circle around my body as if they had a set point in space. But the most wonderful “brain malfunction” of all is seeing the music I hear. It ...
Tags: Instagram, David Bowie, Joni Mitchell, Jason Kottke, McCracken, Lianne La Havas, Melissa McCracken

Mother's Day: Chicago Girl Makes Good.

She lights up all rooms--not just ours. My mother--to us, "mom"--was and is that mom all the other kids in the neighborhoods we lived in wanted to be their mom. Before that, way before, she and her ancestors were part of one of the most romantic stories ever told. I imagine first thousands, and then tens of thousands, and then even more, of people out of Suffolk via Ipswich to Groton and other towns and slowly invading America, Massachusetts, Canada, and Three Oaks, Michigan. But she neve...
Tags: Google, Massachusetts, America, Chicago, Paris, Michigan, Times, Ipswich, Palatine, Duke, Mom, Suffolk, Cincinnati, Whipple, Rotterdam, Jacksonville Florida

64 % of Small Businesses Spend At Least $1000 on Tax Administration Work

The new tax reforms passed by the Trump administration were supposed to simplify the tax system. However, The National Small Business Association’s (NSBA) 2018 Small Business Taxation Survey reports administrative burdens still outpaces those of finance as 63 percent said they spend more than $1,000 annually on the administration of federal taxes. NSBA 2018 Small Business Taxation Survey The 2018 NSBA survey provides insightful opinions on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act from small businesses acros...
Tags: Taxes, Congress, US, Sales, America, Trump, Kay, McCracken, Todd McCracken, NSBA, Small Business Taxation Survey, National Small Business Association, Tax Administration Work, Cynthia Kay

Butler wins Leinster U16 Boys after playoff

Naas' Jamie Butler shows off the Leinster U16 Boys trophy. Photo: Ronan Quinlan Naas' James Butler beat Elm Park's Robert Galligan 13-11 in a three-hole aggregate playoff to capture the Leinster Boys U16 Amateur Open at Beaverstown. Naas' Jamie Butler w...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Leinster, Butler, Ballybunion, Sligo, McCracken, Elm Park, Amateur golf, Beaverstown, McDermott Highfield, Galligan Elm Park, Reid Greystones, Shipp Headfort, Byrne Strabane, Murphy Portumna

McArthur leads Leinster U16 Boys

Massereene's Ewan McArthur shot a one-under 71 to lead the qualifiers in the Multi Cargo sponsored Leinster Boys U16 Amateur Open Championship at Beaverstown.He's one ahead of Strabane's Conor Byrne, Portmarnock's Michael Fitzgibbon and Cregmore Park's Paraic McGrath with the cut for the top 45 and ties for Friday's final round falling at eight-over 80. Leinster Boys U16 Amateur Open Championship, Beaverstown GC (Par 72)  De...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Leinster, Sligo, McCracken, McArthur, Strabane, Amateur golf, Massereene, Harbourne Newlands, Ewan McArthur, Conor Byrne Portmarnock, Michael Fitzgibbon, Cregmore Park, Paraic McGrath, McArthur Massereene

Trump Addresses Small Business in State of the Union Address, But Leaders Say More is Needed

President Donald Trump noted small business and even invited two small business owners and one of their employees to sit with First Lady Melania Trump to watch the speech. Trump delivered his first State of the Union address on Tuesday night and spent a large portion of that time focused on the economy. And while many small business leaders praised the administration’s efforts thus far, some also added more is needed. Small Business in the State of the Union Here’s what the President said dur...
Tags: Obama, White House, Sales, America, Economy, House, Ohio, Donald Trump, Trump, Melania Trump, Dayton, Timmons, Velázquez, Dayton Ohio, Whitehouse, National Association of Manufacturers

Trainer McCracken wants Joshua weight cut

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will be better if he maintains a lighter weight, says his coach Rob McCracken.
Tags: Sport, Anthony Joshua, Joshua, McCracken

An Artist with Synesthesia Turns Jazz & Rock Classics Into Colorful Abstract Paintings

For those in the arts, few moments are more blissful than those spent “in the zone,” those times when the words or images or notes flow unimpeded, the artist functioning as more conduit than creator. Viewed in this light, artist Melissa McCracken’s chromesthesia—or sound-to-color synesthesia—is a gift. Since birth, this rare neurological phenomenon has caused her to see colors while listening to music, an experience she likens to visualizing one’s memories. Trained as a psychologist,...
Tags: Google, Art, Music, College, John Lennon, Neuroscience, Jimi Hendrix, Billy Joel, Wassily Kandinsky, Monet, Moma, Giverny, Utah Jazz, Facebook Twitter, Mussorgsky, Goethe

Book Notes - Louise Miller "The City Baker's Guide to Country Living"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Louise Miller's novel The City Baker's Guide to Country Living melds food, music, and small town life into an unforgettable debut. The New York Times wrote of the book: "Mil...
Tags: Music, Son Volt, America, Allison Krauss, David, New York Times, Vermont, New England, Miller, Henry, Martin, Publishers Weekly, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Tupelo, HuffPost, Livvy