Around the Block

Around the Block

Commentary, information, satire and more…

From Ted Block

Around the Block is my little corner of the web for commentary, information, satire and more. In this space I cover politics, sports, current events, people…basically things that move me enough that I believe my point of view can be part of the general discussion. My posts will sometimes be sub-headed with a descriptor (“News,” “Commentary,” “Looking Back”…). Satire, however, will always be sub-headed “News with a Twist,” in recognition of the fact what may be parody to me can be credulous to others.

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Banned books/unbanned video games

Commentary If Hamlet was alive today would he say, ‘Something is rotten in the state of America?’ The Los Angeles Times published a list today, “The 15 most banned books in America this school year.” (Since many readers may not be able to access the link to the Times’ story, I’ve also included a PDF…

Congressman George Santos indicted on multiple counts

Commentary/News with a Twist Seven counts of wire fraud, three counts of money laundering, one count of theft of public funds, and two counts of lying to the House of Representatives on financial forms. But the real question: Who posted his $500,000 bail? Read on to find out. The Washington Post reported: Rep. George Santos,…

Ted Block Bio

Ted Block is a retired advertising executive, having spent 45+ years in the advertising industry. During his career, he was media director of several advertising agencies, including Benton & Bowles in New York and Foote, Cone and Belding in San Francisco; account director on clients as varied as Clorox, Levi’s and the California Raisin Advisory Board (yes, Ted was responsible for the California Dancing Raisins campaign); and regional director for Asia based in Tokyo for Foote, Cone where he was also the founding president of FCB’s Japanese operations. Ted holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Queens College and, before starting in advertising, served on active duty as an officer on USS McCloy (DE-1038) in the U.S. Navy. Besides writing Around the Block, Ted is also an occasional guest columnist for the Palm Beach Post’s “Your Turn” Op-Ed column.

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