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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Commentary He’s said and done many bizarre things recently, but does he really mean it – Leave the country? The last few days have been pretty bizarre for President Donald John Trump (I), even by Trump standards: He abruptly ended a solo interview with CBS News’ “60 Minutes” Tuesday and did not return for anContinue reading “Trump threatens to leave the country if he loses the election”
Commentary 20 years after the “hanging chad” debacle, Palm Beach County is doing the election right. Yesterday was the first day of early voting in Florida. Although Sharon and I vote by mail-in ballot, this year we didn’t mail our ballots but waited to place them in the polling place drop-off box at our neighborhoodContinue reading “Palm Beach County: “You’ve come a long way, baby!””
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.