Around the Block

Around the Block

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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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The Greatest Football Game of All-Time will, unfortunately, be remembered for a not-so-great rule

Commentary Without that rule, the Chiefs and Bills might still be playing Last weekend’s NFL Divisional playoffs were astonishing. Four games. Four winners. Four woulda, shoulda, coulda winners but for one last play (except for, of course, the Packers, who absolutely should have lost to the 49ers). Winning margins of 3, 3, 3 and 6.Continue reading “The Greatest Football Game of All-Time will, unfortunately, be remembered for a not-so-great rule”

Robert F. Kennedy Jr’s Anti-Vax statements are both ignorant and reprehensible

Commentary How a man can so completely destroy his family legacy is incomprehensible There’s an old proverb, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” The idea of this “chestnut” is that a person inevitably shares traits with or resembles his or her parents or family. And then there’s Robert Francis Kennedy Jr. His “apple”Continue reading “Robert F. Kennedy Jr’s Anti-Vax statements are both ignorant and reprehensible”

Ted Block Bio

Ted Block is a veteran “Mad Man,” 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 management 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.

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