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The Countdown to Halloween 2013 Has Begun!

The Countdown to Halloween 2013 Has Begun!

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It's October 1, and that can only mean one thing -- it's time to kick off the Countdown to Halloween! I had so much fun acting as a Cryptkeeper for last year's countdown that I'm back to do it again. So throughout the month you'll see all sorts of fun, spooky posts with a Halloween theme. Along with the usual, non-scary tomfoolery of course. To join in the fun, just click the Fruit Brute icon in the upper right to see every post for this year's countdown. To see all of my cool Halloween posts, you can check out the Halloween archives for those. I'll also be posting some scary stuff on my Tumblr and Facebook pages, so check them out too! Oh and lest I forget, the headquarters for the Countdown to Halloween is here. Please visit other participants' pages as well to see what they...
Say “Hi” to the New Gray Flannel Suit Logo!

Say “Hi” to the New Gray Flannel Suit Logo!

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I've been at this blogging thing for awhile. I started my first blog in August 2005, and officially opened The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit in February 2007. And in all that time, I've struggled to come up with a consistent visual identity. What I've settled on for the past few years is appropriating vintage advertising art that I felt matched what I wanted my online persona to be. Lately, though, I've been feeling the need to stop aping stuff that other companies had used, and come up with something original for myself. A tiny part of that was guilt I suppose, but mostly I wanted a real logo and brand that I could use across all my internet ventures. So I spent some time getting up to speed in Adobe Illustrator, and here you go: Pretty nifty, yes? Really astute fans of old ad...
Over One Million Served!

Over One Million Served!

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Today is a momentous day in Gray Flannel History, for this humble site logged passed the 1,000,000-visitor mark and rolled the odometer over! It's been a big 12 months for this site, what with the Facebook page taking off and my Zazzle shop opening. I'd like to take yet another opportunity to thank everyone who has turned this little venture -- which launched almost 6 years ago after I closed my first site -- into the fun diversion it is! I've got more fun time wasting web stuff planned for 2013, so stay tuned. And tell a friend!
The Countdown to Halloween 2012 Has Begun!

The Countdown to Halloween 2012 Has Begun!

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As you can see from today's gallery of Halloween album covers, I've wasted no time in rolling out some fun holiday posts. But this year is a little more special, as I'm doing so as an officially licensed Cryptkeeper. So what does that mean? Basically that I've pretty damn jazzed about Halloween this year and so I've simply decided to join forces with other bloggers who feel the same. Just don't call it a web ring -- that's so 1997. So keep checking back here throughout October, as I've got some very excellent Hallowe'en stuff planned -- from spooky album covers to frightening photographs and anything else I can think of. And as an extra bonus for fans of the site, I'm running a Countdown to Halloween on my Facebook page as well. There I'll be posting at least one Halloween image a d...
Just a Gentle Reminder (aka Shameless Plug)

Just a Gentle Reminder (aka Shameless Plug)

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For those who haven't yet beheld the wonder that is the official Facebook page of the Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, there's still time to head over and click that magical Like button. Otherwise, there's no telling what could happen. So won't you please think of all the sidekicks out there, click on this link (or on the Facebook icon in the upper right), and then hit that Like button? I promise it'll be worth your while, as there's all sorts of cool stuff to see there that I don't share here.
Airplane thoughts

Airplane thoughts

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I've always wondered why airport bookstores always seem to have a larger-than-normal display section devoted to self help books and guides to becoming a better business-human. Do people flying on planes have a greater need for affirmation or for tips on impressing their boss and climbing the corporate ladder? And then it occurred to me last night as I flew home to New Jersey from Texas -- at 35,000 feet, anything seems possible. When your gravity-assisted tether to terra firma is temporarily snapped, it really does seem like you have the power to change your personal or professional life for the better, and all you have to do is put that simple five-step plan into action! I'm sure there are countless thousands of us who've stepped off an airplane full of ideas and plans to finally ma...