Desperately in Need of Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations

Our Lt. Governor attempting to quote (we think) President Abraham Lincoln. Or was it President Pete Townshend?

Insulting Your Customers Doesn’t Work.

Who would’a thunk? From the Washington Examiner:

Gillette CEO: $8 billion loss is ‘price worth paying’ over #MeToo campaign

Gillette CEO Gary Coombe said he does not regret his company’s controversial marketing campaign targeted at the #MeToo movement even though the company has taken an $8 billion hit.

Coombe called it a “price worth paying” in a Monday interview with Marketing Week. Procter & Gamble, the parent company of Gillette, announced Tuesday they had taken over $5 billion in losses for the quarter, after Gillette had an $8 billion noncash writedown. P&G led by Gillette has seen its market share for razors fall over the last three years.

Coombe said the ad was less provocative than other ads his company considered to try to capture the millennial market. Then he blamed the millennials for wanting cheaper razors. He sounds like a millennial himself.

Economics, the Dismal Science

North Korea’s Competitive Environment

“Here at Pyongyang Leadership School, we use vigorous academics and a de-humanizing ideology to turn young men into murderous dictators capable of killing their own family members so they can succeed at any age. You will be impressed by the results.”

When Summer Colds Don’t Kill You They Make You Stronger

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Family Values

Whatever You Think of the Brewers’ Trades, This Trade Was Great