Our friend Mark is starting to sell his new book. I've been looking through some of the orders to make sure all is working right and every single one I've read has included a message thanking him or showing great excitement and encouragement for his new book. The love and community he's created by writing fun and funny books every year for a decade plus is an amazing thing to see.

The most prolific man I know now has another full-time job just signing books. Keep it up Mark.

Years ago I wrote a series of in-depth "secret sauce" posts. Since then, I've written a number of niche how-to posts. However, I saved our followers from seeing these obscure posts in RSS and Twitter feeds. more

What If on the Cover of Greenville Business Magazine

Cover of Greenville Business Magazine This is a happy non-April Fool's day surprise. What If Greenville is on the cover of the Greenville Business Magazine for the month of April. more

"He weared of himself the long hair and after he die the first day he come back here for to say hello to the peoples." -David Sedaris

At TEDx Greenville on Friday Mayor Knox White gave speech about building the Liberty Bridge. We’ve all heard parts of this speech before. Maybe every word in some shape or fashion. After all, we’re real proud of our bridge and we tend to go on about it. Still, a part of the story that never gets old and is always inspiring to me is the main line that those who opposed the bridge repeated often, “why should we tear down a perfectly good bridge.” Of course, doing so allowed for so much more. Sometimes forest fires are good and sometimes you need to tear down a perfectly good bridge.


OrangeCoat sign After six years on Stone Avenue we've moved to Main Street. There are couple of different reasons we're moving, but the main one is that when you're the only people in the room you're both the smartest and dumbest people in the room. We don't want to be either. The space we've moved to is called the The Forge and is part of the larger Iron Yard project. It's a space made up of artist, programmers, startups, videographers, photographers, architects, designers, successful long-term business people, and plywood. Here's to not being the smartest people in the room.   PS: We took the OrangeCoat sign off our building and have been trying to build anagrams ever since. more

The Bald and The Beardiful: A Celebration of Presidents

A bald eagle with a beard. The perfect mascot. Here are the facts: there hasn’t been a President with facial hair since William Taft was elected 1909,1 and there hasn’t been one who is bald since Dwight Eisenhower was elected in 1953. These facts sadden us. We want more politicians unafraid to take a risk and willing to play the hand genetics dealt them. more

Happy Halloween and RIP IE 7

RIP IE 7 It’s becoming a Halloween tradition that OrangeCoat writes a love letter to an out-of-date yet still widely used version of the Internet Explorer. This year, we were inspired by Mad Magazine and modern browser technology when creating our eulogy to Internet Explorer 7. Hope you enjoy. Happy Halloween. more

The Truth About Filling 20 LB BBQ Grill Propane Tanks

A public service announcement, in time for football season, about filling propane tanks, propane at Costco, and the quality of Weber grills. more

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