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Home Is Where the Hammer Hits —Cagle

April 2008

The aging rocker, with the backing of no less than our industry’s own O’Neil Printing, has been hosting an annual Celebrity-AM golf tournament. The 12th annual event is slated for May 5, 2008, at the scenic Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale, AZ. Past celebrity golfers have included musicians Meat Loaf, Pat Boone and Glen Campbell; actors/entertainers Dennis Hopper, Kevin Nealon, Patrick Warburton and Cheech Marin; along with former sports stars Eric Dickerson, Harmon Killebrew and Ryne Sandberg. O’Neil Printing joined the fray as a sponsor in 2001, producing promotional materials.

Proceeds for the event go to the Solid Rock Foundation, a Christian non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the spiritual, economical, physical and social needs of teenagers and children. For more information, visit .

IT’S A LIVING: Over the years we’ve heard some interesting stories about printers and their former vocations. It’s not too often that we get wind of what their kids are doing (with the exception of Fred Buck’s son, up-and-coming actor Daniel “Flat Buns” Buck). However, we’ve encountered another that’s quite off the beaten path.

Bob Geier is president of trade bindery Mid Island Bindery in Farmingdale, NY. His daughter has an unusual occupation; she works as a professional shopper for high-profile people, namely celebrities. Among her clients. . .well, we won’t mention names, but obviously the mother of newborn twins has her hands full and needs someone to pick up a can of formula. The whole idea of doing someone else’s shopping is more than a little odd. Imagine walking into a Rodeo Drive fashion plaza and asking yourself, “What would Zsa Zsa do?”

Unfortunately, most of us poor schlubs have to pack multiple kids into the Bonneville and go buy our own Gold Bond Medicated Powder.

But at least we can walk down the street and scratch our rear ends without fear of the paparazzi snapping a picture. Privacy is golden.

LIFE MAKES SENSE AGAIN: Hear the calming whir of the crowd? Smell the food? Feel that warm breeze blowing right through you? The pop of the glove and crack of the bat? Feel the head of your son or daughter poking into your shoulder right around the seventh inning, seeking a pillow?

If you said “yes” to most of these questions, welcome back to baseball season.

And one more thing. . .Go Reds!

—Erik Cagle

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