Scientist Names Catfish After Mailroom Boss

The headline for this post is taken from something in today’s Chicago Sun-Times. The story is that Frank Gallagher, who spent 37 years as a mail room supervisor at a natural science museum in Philadelphia (my home town), had a species of catfish named after him – rhinodoras gallagheri. He got this new fame because…

Steve Martin Was (Is?) Shy

I’ve been reading Steve Martin’s autobiography, Born Standing Up. He says a couple things that struck me as interesting. First, he shares when he lost his virginity, I suppose that’s needed for some odd reason. Second, he says that he was shy. Now it’s hard to believe that someone with happy feet and an arrow…

What’s 100 Times Dirtier Than a Toilet Seat?

Yes, the title is provocative. However, I did not write it. I found at at ABC News. Personally, I enjoy when someone finds a fun way to take everyday activities and turn them into news. However, this story is more than just a “flush in the pan.” (For those who don’t know the reference the…

Why I Started This Blog

I’ve been doing public relations in some form or another for 20 years. What has always amazed me is how so many stories are just plain silly because of the media’s choices or the people who do the crazy things to get their names in the public eye. The purpose of this blog will be…