Wes Phillips

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Wes Phillips  |  Jun 28, 2006  |  3 comments
Nancy Friedman at Away With Words guides us to the Coleman Partners website for a well-written essay called "Marketing & the English Language: A Guide to Better Communication," which is worth reading. Ms. Friedman does warn that the site's design is too clever by half, so you'll have to click on the external link, then click "Explain," and the click "Logical" to get to the "off-white papers," of which there are at present, just the one.
Wes Phillips  |  Nov 04, 2005  |  0 comments
Sorry my copy is late, John. I was doing, ummm, research for the blog.
Wes Phillips  |  Jul 05, 2007  |  1 comments
Courtney Scott fills us in on the life of an archeology undergraduate. It's not perzackly like Lara Croft or Indiana Jones.
Wes Phillips  |  Mar 14, 2006  |  1 comments
Winning entries at MIT's origami competition. I can't even fold a sheet of paper into quarters, much less do anything like these.
Wes Phillips  |  Aug 06, 2007  |  1 comments
Click on the "year" button to indicate the data from the beginning of this year.
Click on the "month" button to indicate the data from the beginning of this month.
Click on the "day" button to indicate the data for today.
The "now" button shows data from a standing start.
Wes Phillips  |  Jan 11, 2006  |  4 comments
As my readers have probably sussed out, I love to quote. What's not to love? As Mark Twain said (probably—most really good quotes seem to be attributed to Twain, The Bible, Shakespeare, or Casablance), "I get paid the same word rate for quotes as I get paid to make things up."
Wes Phillips  |  Jul 30, 2008  |  4 comments
Every time I passed the parts bin with this bad boy in it, I did a double take. Man, that's big!
Wes Phillips  |  Jun 04, 2007  |  0 comments
Much to my surprise, I've actually tasted a few that made the list—a few of the cheapest, of course. And I'm not at all sure that Forbes is correct that Sazerac 18-year-old is the most expensive rye at $55. I believe that Old Potrero at $90/bottle has that honor.
Wes Phillips  |  May 02, 2006  |  0 comments
Innocent children, scary music, a sense of overwhelming dread . . . and a sky full of reanimated zombies descending from balloons. What more could you ask of cinema?

Wes Phillips  |  Jul 24, 2006  |  0 comments
The competition's fierce, but KFC's new Famous Bowls just might take the, um, cake, according to Dan Neil.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 31, 2007  |  0 comments
The Economist has an uncredited article about great charts. They're all familiar to readers of Edward Tufte's The Visual Display of Quantative Information, but they are great charts.
Wes Phillips  |  Feb 03, 2006  |  0 comments
"Honestly, I have no idea how those CDs wound up on the floor."
Wes Phillips  |  Apr 21, 2006  |  2 comments
Huckleberry insists that he has no idea how those paper towels met such an unfortunate end. Oh who, oh who would do such a thing?
Wes Phillips  |  Mar 26, 2007  |  0 comments
The story behind The Raft of the Medusa. Like the painting, it isn't pretty, but you can't look away.
Wes Phillips  |  Nov 28, 2005  |  0 comments
Sheesh, I thought my neighborhood was bad.