Re: Herr DeSantis and Around the Block


In my earlier post, “Herr DeSantis and his Reichstag, (er Legislature) and ministraten, (ur toadies), are at it again!”, I included the following paragraph:

Since arguing that reader comments would not qualify as “fair-market value” in a court of law (but what a great “Law and Order” episode it would make), I’m asking you, dear readers that if you would like to join in my crusade against the DeSantis gestapo (or KGB – depending on who your favorite dictator is) you might consider depositing any $ sum in my Around the Block trust account: Account number 1234567890/Routing number 987654321. Unlike in Brodeur’s bill, where the fines will go to either the Legislative Lobbyist Registration Trust Fund, the Executive Branch Lobby Registration Fund or, both, your contributions to the Around the Block Trust will allow for not only the continued great opinions you relish, but to my potential incarceration and bigger pulpit!

Please be advised, the request for monetary support for Around the Block is a joke, a joke to make a point; the account and routing numbers are obviously made up; and, as one of my commenters wrote, “who pays bloggers?”

Perhaps I should have used News with a Twist as one of my subheads.

But to continue the joke, for now it’s best to wait and see how this bill progresses through the Florida legislature and what will happen when/if DeSantis signs it. If, in fact, it does become law, I will determine, with your assistance, the best way for me to become a blogging scofflaw. Remember though, if you donate, even 5¢, the minimum I will accept, I will be compelled to identify you to DeSantis’s brown shirts.

In the meantime, while all this sorts out, all I ask is for you to keep reading, keep commenting and keep telling your friends about Around the Block.

Published by Ted Block

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. Besides writing Around the Block, Ted is also a guest columnist for the Palm Beach Post.

6 thoughts on “Re: Herr DeSantis and Around the Block

  1. You must have collaborated with John Oliver this week. His Sunday show was mostly about Herr DeSantis. He loved Trump’s nickname for Desantis “Meatball Ron.” However, John had the advantage of video to show just how fascist DeSantis is in his own words. Kudos to you both!!


    1. On my “to watch” list. After all, Oliver’s show’s title, “Last Week Tonight,” gives me permission to wait a few days to watch. Letting his incisive humor “ferment” a bit makes it even funnier1


  2. I wouldn’t send you one thin dime, sir. But a nickel, maybe? How about we compromise at 7.5 pennies.
    Oops, Cabada stopped producing pennies a number of years ago. They are still legal tender, but I would have to send old used pennies. I’d hate to send Covid germs on dirty money,so, you can say i sent them and report me if you like. Then when they try to take me to court wd can up the ante, admit there was no payment, and both get charged with conspiracy. How does thay work for you?


      1. Seeing as I don’t have many to spare, if any, I thought that was quite generous of me. 😇
        But hopefully The Flori’duh Man will be more generous, and not sign a bill that declares the death of democracy in his little empire.
        How someone could even think of putting such a bill forward is beyond my understanding. You may as well put a B on your forehead (Blogger). But if you have to do that, Duh’Santis should have to put an F on his.


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