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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February 23, 2021 – a date that will live in disgrace, shame, disrepute and odium!

Commentary Thanks, Ron Johnson, for not making our day. On January 7, 2021, I posted an Around the Block headlined, January 6, 2021, a date that will live in ignominy! It began, “December 7th will forever be remembered as ‘a date that will live in infamy.’” “September 11th will forever be remembered as the ‘9/11 attack.’”Continue reading “February 23, 2021 – a date that will live in disgrace, shame, disrepute and odium!”

DeSantis, Scott and ‘Liddle’ Marco – the Florida grifts that keep on giving.

Commentary Small consolation: At least we don’t have Tommy Tuberville and Marjorie Taylor Greene! As incredible as it may sound, there were three stories and one Op-Ed in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel yesterday reporting on the undemocratic, lawless, deceitful and frankly, egregious activities of Florida’s governor, Ron DeSantis. Let me start by listing the headlines:Continue reading “DeSantis, Scott and ‘Liddle’ Marco – the Florida grifts that keep on giving.”

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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