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 Now you know why your right-wing friends say the things they say. MSNBC used to have a tag line: “We watch Fox so you don’t have to.” Now, courtesy of a news website called, Quartz, we don’t have to watch Fox, Newsmax or OANN…because they’re doing it for us. As Quartz reported yesterday, “ForContinue reading “How right-wing TV coped with Biden’s inauguration: a timeline”
Commentary As I watched the inauguration of Joseph Biden, as I watched the man who formerly occupied the White House being whisked away, first in Marine One, then in Air Force One, as I saw my “Countdown Clock to Trump’s Last Day” register “0 Days, 0 Hours, 00 Minutes, 00 Seconds, all I could thinkContinue reading “Ding, Dong the Witch is De…er, Gone”
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.