I have been missing the weekly Vinyl Cafe episodes though Stuart MacLean lives on in podcasts and a variety of books. He was such a great storyteller with the gift of making you laugh and cry in the same few minutes.
I’ve recently discovered Garisson Keiler and his storytelling. Maybe you know him already and have enjoyed his tales.
Here’s a video of him doing his news from Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are handsome and all the children are above average.
I just love this video – for lots of reasons. First, it’s funny – second, it’s funny! Third, it has a good point about working with people and technology.
So I won’t say too much but let you watch it. What’s the message you think is behind the ad?
Phil and Amanda put a landline in the house so that Carlyle, now 5 years old, can call. She loves to answer the phone or pick it up and she’s a naturally chatty and joyful little girl. I was thinking about the kids who will likely never see a landline in the future or will not be aware of the rapid development of communication that has happened over the past 25 years.
I stumbled across this little ad and smiled at the relevance of its day.
And one more image just to let you smile…