019 – Deadlines, Rules, & Customer Service

As per the trend, we bounce from topic to topic. Today we catch up on the dental tragedy that kept Christine away from the microphone last week as well as some pumped up compliments about Ted’s new head shots. We also talk about his desire to become a Civil War re-enactor and the practicalities of wool uniforms in the summer.

See here to read the entire article that prompted our customer service segment:

This Company’s Epic Response to a Pissed Off Client is as American as it Gets

013 – Man Rompers and Iconic Photographs

Ted and Christine discuss iconic photographs and photojournalism. What makes an iconic photograph? Can iconic photographs still be achieved in this day of advanced technologies and proliferation of cameras? Stepping outside the seriousness is a discussion of the man romper, its place in society and the seat-gripping question “Isn’t it hard to (ahem) use the facilities?”

This episode is just full of “for further research” references, so here they are, in no particular order:

Ted shares one of the sites he looks to for daily inspiration:  Associated Press Images Spotlight

The Image, Deconstructed. An interview with Thomas Franklin, the photographer of this iconic image:

The CNN article, 25 of the Most Iconic Images.

Lunch Atop a Skyscraper, the publicity stunt that resulted in an iconic photograph.

And last, but not least – the man romper that will earn Ted $200: