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Over the past seven years, the board has worked with me in establishing a SciCoh Sharks Brand demonstrated through a website, email campaigns, fundraising materials and apparel. It always gives me a warm feeling when I walk around town and see a young person wearing a SciCoh sweatshirt, T-shirt, baseball hat, or fleece beanie.Read More
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Random Observation #1
There are most likely hundreds of UPS drivers nursing sore backs, thanks to Restoration Hardware and their heavily shrink-wrapped package of (9) catalogs–weighing in at a ghastly 12 pounds, per household. I am guessing that the Sears Wish Book of yesteryear was merely a postal David, compared to this direct-mail Goliath.
Random Observation #2
From a visual branding standpoint, Maryland’s State flag has reached the apex of the 50 candidates. The striking design has the application flexibility build into its soul.
Random Observation #3
As a newly minted member of the Dollar Shave Club–where each month (or 2) you receive an environmentally friendly package of razor blades–that drastically undercut the gigantically priced Gillettes and Schicks of the facial follicle world. As an add-on, I recently included a 3 oz. tube of Dr. Carver’s Shave Butter with my order. Great stuff! It has been over 50 years since my cheeks have felt so smooth.
According to the Homeland Security website, “You are allowed to bring one small bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes through the checkpoint. These are limited to 3.4 ounces or less per container.”
For some reason, while being scanned and probed at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (which proudly flies the Maryland State flag), my tube of Dr. Carver’s was confiscated by TSA authorities, who claimed that it was 6.0 ounces–or 2.6 ounces over the legal limit. I might have questioned decision but was anxious to catch my New England-bound flight and wasn’t up to spilling my guts regarding any other potential TSA over sites–that would eventually make their way to my permanent record
Simple mathematical error by the TSA official?
However, I am thinking that Dollar Shave Club may be suffering the effects of a conspiracy orchestrated by shaving’s “Big 2”. I promise to keep you posted. –Doug.