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Got the following email from MNB reader Adam Dill, offering a new contribution to our chain of funny commercials:

You might be getting a number of commercials, but my family and I think this is one of the funnier ones out there right now (and I have a house of teenage girls).

This is a new one to me.  I agree - very funny.

This question from an MNB reader, prompted by yesterday's Innovation Conversation:

Was that the theme to “The Bridge on the River Kwai” that rang on your  cell phone today?  Also, a question for Tom Furphy:  Is that a Chagall print in your background shot?  Inquiring minds want to know……  Keep up the good work and great interview this morning.


It was, in fact, the theme from The Bridge on the River Kwai.  That's what rings when Michael Sansolo calls.  (And I'm still embarrassed that I forgot to turn off my iPhone.

I asked Tom about the picture, and he said it is not a Chagall, but rather a piece by an artist called Ping Pang Pong.

Also a new one to me.