Les, you’ve been a disappointment.

May 15, 2013

An outstanding observation after 4 years of work with a franchisee association.

Vonnegut

Generally speaking, espionage offers each spy an opportunity to go crazy in a way he finds irresistible. Kurt Vonnegut Jr. 1922 – 2007


There are only two fatherlands in the world:…

June 17, 2012

…that of the exploited and that of the exploiters.

Looking for a “strong” franchise leader?

Words I have heard franchisors say:

Blood alone moves the wheels of history.

The truth is that men are tired of liberty.

The history of saints is mainly the history of insane people.

The mass, whether it be a crowd or an army, is vile.

– Benito Mussolini (1883-1945) Italian politician, advertising executive/communicator

Happy Father’s Day


Amusing ourselves to death

March 11, 2011

LivetheSheenDream.com

[Rabbit in Your Headlights]


VetFran is a milder brand of franchising

February 21, 2011

They must be right? Prominent celebrity/farmers/creators/franchisors say it’s true.

Let’s just start that start or prolong that addiction to success, won’t we?

Advertising – a judicious mixture of flattery and threats.

Hypocrisy is more dangerous than crime; self-deception is more dangerous than hypocrisy.

Northrop Frye

[Good Housekeeping 1949: Jumping Frog]


Messages come crowding in

February 19, 2011

They’re almost impossible to ignore, even when you’ve heard them before.

[!!!!!!!!!!!!]


Why not just light up a franchise when you’re unemployed?

February 16, 2011

It’ll ease your nerves initially.Go ahead and take the salesperson’s advice: Choose the heaviest promoted, most “successful” brand you can find.

Smoke 6 packs of Camels and find out why they are the LARGEST SELLING CIGARETTES IN AMERICA.

I wonder if Charley or Rosemary died of tobacco-related causes?

[circa 1939: Jumping  Frog]


Be modern and caring buy not thinking about what you eat

February 14, 2011

Don’t even look at it says a fast food nation.

Just buy; feed that hollowness.  Anyone questioning food-based addictions and mindlessness are shunned. Those without straight hair may have a harder time, however.

Case in point: Woody pleads out to 5 instead of 30 years.

Blonds never tamper with food.

[Circa 1966, Jumping Frog]


Franchisor demands for more, more, more should be used as fuel

February 3, 2011

It’s a sickness: to expect infinity in a finite life.

Choose your family: Use their pathology and energy to change and grow as a person.

Not become a zombie franchisee.

[trademark-trademark]


All addictions (even +ve ones) are bad, CG Jung

January 24, 2011

Coffee is my single discretionary one.

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I need to drop it like I dropped tobacco, after +30 years.

May my last addiction be to turning over rocks so others can squish what slithers out.

[Nerd in Love]


Franchisors are masters at piling it on

January 18, 2011

BlackBerry Addicts: Turn it off, listen and do what your smartest peers in the system are doing.

Before it’s too late.

No shit.

[tradename-tradename]


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