The International Society for the Advancement of David Kessler is a global organization comprising an elite group of people from around the world who are named David Kessler. Membership in The International Society for the Advancement of David Kessler (or TISFTAODK) is strictly limited to candidates who meet at least one of the two following stringent criteria: 1) Your name must be David Kessler; OR 2) Give me $1,000,000.

Friday, December 29, 2006

David Kessler Environmental Protector

You probably woke up in the middle of the night last night wondering who, if anyone, will be studying the environmental impact of the proposed improvements as outlined in the Master Plan at Los Angeles International Airport. You needn't fret my friend. Allow David Kessler to allay your fears. David Kessler is the Regional Evironmental Protection Specialist of the Airports Division of the Federal Aviation Administration, Western Pacific Region (I bet the typeface on his business card is very small).

So, if you have an airport that you'd like to know what its environmental impact is, call David Kessler at the FAA and he'll do a study. Just make sure your airport is in the western pacific region. Otherwise, someone other than David Kessler might do the environmental impact study. Are you going to leave that task to just anyone? Right. NO WAY!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

David Kessler, Intellectual Litigator

David Kessler litigates all aspects of intellectual property lawsuits with the firm DrinkerBiddle of Philadelphia. He advises clients regarding document management and electronic discovery concerns. I think it only fitting, then, that I swiped his picture and some of this text from their website. Am I not incorrigible?

Well, I don't think David Kessler will mind so much when he discovers that he is now a full member of the International Society For The Advancement Of David Kessler. Of course, if he or is firm does indeed mind, then I will gladly cease and desist post haste and forthwith. Until then, let me tell you about David Kessler.

David Kessler is a senior associate at DrinkerBiddle. He graduated from MIT with undergraduate degrees in Economics and Poly Sci. He then went to the University of Pennsylvnia where he earned a masters degree in Government Administration and a law degree. He is admitted to the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Bars and even the Supreme Court of the United States of America is willing to listen to what David Kessler has to say. I knew those Justices were smart.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Enophilic David Kessler in China

David Kessler lives in China. If you look in the Shanghai phonebook you may actually find David Kessler's number listed among all the Wong numbers (sorry, it was impulse. Moving on...).

"What's David Kessler doing in China?" you may ask. "After all, he is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business, isn't he?" Well, yes, and he works for a company called WineSpring that caters to customers who insist on experiencing the finest in luxury services. David is a wine expert who was hired by WineSpring because he has extensive experience in professional wine buying and working for the hospitality industry. He is described as well-connected in the Chinese wine industry and highly respected by top wine importers, restauranteurs, sommeliers, hoteliers, and wine writers.

So, raise a glass of your finest Concord grape wine, stick out your pinky finger and toast David Kessler in China.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

David Kessler and PDA

You know you love your Palm Pilot or your Pocket PC. Where would you be without it? Lost and double-booked. Have you ever wondered where the software that runs on your personal digital assistant comes from? It doesn't come from the occasionally-smart Keebler elf. David Kessler makes software that runs on those little indispensable gadgets.

David Kessler is a software engineer who particularly likes to create software for tiny little devices. Some of his software is called embedded as it is often permanently embedded in hardware like appliances. It is his type of programming that controls your DVD player or your microwave oven. If you contact him at his company Kopsis, maybe he can make your garage door opener play MP3 files.

Whatever your PDA or embedded software needs are, you know you can't go wrong with David Kessler.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Election News

In all the attention on mid-term elections at the national level, the liberal media failed to recognise a juggernaut just under their RADAR. You see, David Kessler (D) won a seat on the Pennsylvania State Legislature as a representative for district 130 (see our earlier election coverage).

This is just the beginning. Today one seat in Pennsylvania, tomorrow...legislatures packed with David Kesslers!

The Most Accessible David Kessler

You're constructing an office tower and you need to know if the skateboard park on the side of your building counts as a wheelchair ramp. You want to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. All your friends are doing it. But when are you going to find the time to read the law? Maybe someone has already read it and knows just what to do. But who?

It may not surprise you to know that the answer to this question, much like almost any other is, of course, David Kessler.

That's right. David Kessler of Kessler McGuinness & Associates in Newton, Massachussetts is just the guy for you. If you hire him, you'll be inundated with happy handicapped people making their way into your building in no time at all.

David is a specialist in industrial design and social gerontology. Having a masters degree in each of those fields, David Kessler is well qualified to consult with large institutions to help their architectural planners comply with the ADA and other federal accessibility guidelines. In fact, that is just what he does there at Kessler McGuinness & Associates.

So, if you have a hankering for compliance, look no further than the obvious choice, David Kessler.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Cinematographic David Kessler

Among the couple of people who have portrayed David Kessler in movies (see the Fame section for details), there is also David Kessler working behind the camera to make other movies. Here's David Kessler with his eye mushed into a movie camera possibly doing what he does now. That is, serving as a director of photography.

David Kessler graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and went into the film industry starting as a grip, making his way into his current position. He spent years working in production for commercials and has now moved into films. Be on the lookout for a movie called Winter of Frozen Dreams, shot by (who else?) David Kessler.

Winter of Frozen Dreams is a coming of age film about several thousands of people who simultaneously realize the emptiness of their existence and their deep, paralyzing regret of not having been David Kessler sooner. When they all show up at a sleepy county courthouse to have their names changed, hillarity ensues.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Old Engineer David Kessler

In 1924 David Kessler graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. degree in engineering. At least I presume it was an engineering degree. David Kessler is listed in the Purdue University School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Wall of Fame. He may have majored in electrical engineering, though I am pretty sure his major wasn't in computer engineering. That would have been a quick course of study in 1924.

David Kessler is a Responsible Father

Here's David Kessler on the right being a responsible father taking his son Brian to a night of business networking at Quinnipiac University. The January 2004 evening included a workshop on networking and job search skills followed by an alumni panel discussing their various careers.

Way to set an example, David Kessler! That's just the kind of attitude we like to see around here at the International Society for the Advancement of David Kessler. We understand that sometimes Brian Kessler needs advancement too, though it isn't necessarily our focus, per se. Somebody should do it.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Litigator Audiophile David Kessler

You might expect an attorney such as David Kessler, who practicies law in civil litigation, labor and employment, non-competition agreements, civil rights, collections, and shareholder disputes to be a one-trick pony. But not David Kessler. In addition to being an attorney at Blaugrund, Herbert & Martin in Washington, Ohio, and president of the Dublin Management Group in Dublin, Ohio, David Kessler is also an audiophile. You can find him posting on protecting the rights and resolving disputes between AudioKarma members buying and selling esoteric audio electronics to others in the state of Ohio.

So if you are a member of AudioKarma and buy an expensive set of Mpingo disks from someone in Ohio so as to enhance the sound of your $50,000 Martin Logan electrostatic drivers pushed by dual Krell Class A monoblocks and you discover that the Mpingo disks don't actually *do* anything, give David Kessler a call. You can't go wrong with David Kessler in your corner.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Advertising Exec David Kessler

Just like Mr. Tate on Bewitched, David Kessler is an advertising executive. He used to be the managing director at the famous ad firm Hill, Holliday. A few years ago he was picked to develop ads to assist John Kerry in his run for president of the United States. He didn't work directly for the Kerry campain, but for an outside organization helping the cause without having to be limited by campain finance rules.

Of his role in creating advertising during the Kerry campain, David Kessler said, “The goal was to provide some air cover...It reminded me of the scene in Saving Private Ryan, when they hit the beachhead and the shit’s flying. That’s what our job was—take the fucking beachhead, and [Kerry] will come in when he’s ready.”

Ah, if only the results of the Kerry campain were like the results of the invasion at Normandy instead of like the invasion of Iraq. But I digress, and digress I shant. David Kessler sounds like he's got a nice solid attitude. We need a good ad man at The International Society for the Advancement of David Kessler, to assist with the effort of advancing David Kessler.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Purveyor of Brass and Wind (Instruments, that is)

You need a euphonium and you need it quick. Where to turn? You turn to David Kessler, of course. David owns a few musical instrument shops in Las Vegas, NV and if anyone can get you the brass you need, it is David Kessler. David and Chuck own Kessler and Sons Music, home of Kessler Custom Saxophones and Mouthpieces. They specialize in flutes, clarinets, saxophones, trumpets, trombones, violins, and violas.

When David isn't manning the store phones, he's mastering the web. He's the webmaster of, you see. You'll find email links to him all over the site in addition to what looks like an excellent selection of student and professional musical instruments.

So if you are in Vegas, tired of all the dancing girls, and you've won just about as much money as you care to, head on over to Kessler & Sons. Buy yourself the oboe you've always wanted, and buy it from David Kessler.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Updated David Kessler

I came across some new information on David Kessler and updated his entry.

David Kessler for Pennsylvania State Representative 130th District

There sure are a lot of districts in Pennsylvania. I bet the 130th District is among the best. Naturally, they'll need a leader who can step up to the plate and lead them like only David Kessler can. It isn't surprising then, that David Kessler is the man for the job. Can you think of a better person than David Kessler to be the state representative for the 130th District? I can't either.

While The International Society for the Advancement of David Kessler does not officially endorse any political candidate, we do encourage our membership to participate in the political process and take over the governments of all nations.

11/22/06 - David Kessler won in the 130th district and will be going to the Pennsylvania State Legislature! Congratulations David and congratulations Pennsylvania. We are well on our way to comandeering control of the government.

Another David Kessler, MD

Have you ever noticed how many David Kessler, MDs there are? Well, here's another one. David Kessler is an orthopaedic surgeon practicing in Marrero, Louisiana at the Westside Orthopaedic Clinic. David says his interests are in sports medicine and upper extremity surgery.

British Psychiatric David Kessler

Like Bruce Springsteen, David Kessler was born in the USA. However, the similarities end there. Decidedly unlike Bruce, David Kessler now lives in England and is a senior research fellow in psychiatry at the University of Bristol. His research has concentrated on the treatment of depression with cognitive behavioral therapy and antidepressant medication. He has even been exploring Web-based treatment for depression. Maybe one day he'll be able to shrink you head from thousands of miles away.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

TISFTAODK's Official Bird

Normally, I don't understand the need for a state to adopt an "official" bird, flower, tree, ball of twine, etc. The whole notion strikes me as silly. We here at The International Society for the Advancement of David Kessler shun wanton silliness.

I would never have considered The International Society for the Advancement of David Kessler to be in particular need of an official bird, either. However, I have inadvertently come across turdis kessleri (And no, it is not because I forgot to flush the toilet). Turdis kessleri is a species of feathered friend. It is a grand bird of the Himalayas. When I came across it, I was struck. Suddenly The International Society for the Advancement of David Kessler was in dire need of an official bird. And there it was.

While it is no bald eagle, it is at least commonly named Kessler's Thrush. So, until I find a bird specifically named the David Kessler bird, the Kessler's Thrush is the natural ascendant to the position of official bird of The International Society for the Advancement of David Kessler. By the way, the bird pictured here...his name is David. Naturally.

Philanthropic David Kessler

The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies shows David Kessler on their "Dean's List" of contributors to their organization. They like David Kessler so much that they have named an annual conference after him. At the conference people deliver symposia and lectures on gender and sexual orientation issues and there has been such a reception that there is even a book published entitled Queer Ideas: The Kessler Lectures in Lesbian and Gay Studies. The book is edited by Alisa Solomon and Martin Duberman, and is available for purchase at the Feminist Press.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Graduate of Sarah Lawrence College

David Kessler graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1975. This is a picture of him at a reunion in 2005. Believe it or not, that's all I know.

Update 10/16/2006 - I found an interview with David Kessler who is a biologist specializing in small mammals at The Smithsonian National Zoological Park. He says he's a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College. I'm thinking this picture goes with that interviewee. If so, David Kessler went to the University of Maryland for graduate school and then did research at the National Zoo. Now he takes care of the cute and cudlies.

This may be the first David Kessler one can go to a zoo to see.

Cardiovascular David Kessler

Do you suffer from arrythmia? Has your dance instructor say he can't do anything about it? Don't have a heart attack without first calling David Kessler, MD. He'll hook you up with a cardiac pacemaker. He's a cardiologist who specializes in electrophysiology and cardiac pacing.

If you think a pacemaker is merely OK, but you'd like something with a little more kick, maybe David Kessler can interest you in something more like an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. I bet if he likes you he'll even throw in a stent and give you a nice discount on the package too. So, run, don't walk, well, OK walk to Austin, Texas and ask for David Kessler. Tell him David Kessler sent you.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Certified Public David Kessler

Do you owe back taxes? Is the IRS garnishing your wages? Do you owe more than your car is worth? The government has CPAs working hard on their side and so should you. Call CPA David Kessler. He's a partner at the aptly named firm Kessler & Company, Certified Public Accountants.

David Kessler specializes in international and domestic taxation and has served on the International Taxation Committee of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. That shouldn't be confused with the International Society for the Advancement of David Kessler, though the two organizations can easily be confused.

I am sure that if the International Society for the Advancement of David Kessler needs any accounting work (like when membership fees start rolling in), David Kessler is the man for the job.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Fairfield High Strong Safety

What football team would be complete without David Kessler playing the strong saftey position? Fairfield High School knew they needed a strong safety and David Kessler was just the guy for the job. The local paper, The Fairfield Echo, called David Kessler the Athlete of the Week in November of 2005.

I don't know if he is still in high school. The article was published about a year ago. He said in his interview with the newspaper, though, that he aspired to studying physical therapy in college.

He's not all football and physical therapy, though. He also likes model rockets (like the other David Kessler we know), paintball, hip hop, and watching Sports Center every day.

David Kessler, Couch Surfer

Party at David Kessler's house! And, yes, it is totally cool to crash there if you want to, dude. David Kessler is a member at That's an online/offline community of people who offer their couch as a place to stay for other members of Members who are travelling can contact other members that live where they are visiting and request a night or more's stay on their couch. It looks like a great way to meet people and and experience a town at the grassroots level.

Several people have remarked on David Kessler's Couch Surfing page that he is an excellent host. Lasting friendships have formed over this couch surfing.

If you want to surf David Kessler's couch and you have plans to be in the Philadelphia area where he lives, join the website and ask him. I'm sure he'll give you an extra pillow if you too are David Kessler.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

David Kessler, Attorney at Law

David Kessler is a partner in the illustrious law firm, Schiffrin & Barroway, LLP. His bio on their website says that he graduated with honors from the Emory School of Law. He's also a Certified Public Accountant. We wouldn't expect any less, would we?

David Kessler specializes in securities litigation and generally suing the pants off of corporations. Way to stick it to the man, Dave!

I'm sure it is just a matter of time before he's working at Schiffrin, Barroway & Kessler, LLP; or, would that be Kessler, Schiffrin & Barroway?

This website may contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including, but not limited to, statements as to future operating results and plans that involve risks and uncertainties. We use words such as “expects”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “estimates”, the negative of these terms and similar expressions to identify forward looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by those projected in the forward-looking statements for any reason.

David Kessler Stays Fit

Who can deny the importance of staying fit? Here's a photo of David Kessler stretching at 6:30am in Central Park following his morning run.

David is an editor in the educational publishing industry, according to Emily Wilson who took this picture and posted it on the Web.

This photo reminds me of those motion-triggered cameras that researchers put in forests to capture pictures of rare wildlife. Here we see the elusive David Kessler being photographed in his natural habitat. Beautiful plumage!

Fraternity Brother David Kessler

Spring of 2005 saw David Kessler, a Sigma Zeta man and member of the swim team, graduate from Wilmington College. Here's a picture of David Kessler working with children while participating in the Ohio Athletic Conference's Operation Good Sport.
Way to give back to the community, David Kessler. Way to represent.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Updated David Kessler

I found some new material about David Kessler, so I updated his entry. Go look.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Another Fictitious David Kessler

Did you know David Kessler was in the 1984 movie, Irreconcilable Differences? Remember that movie with Ryan O'Neal, Shelly Long, and a cute, little Drew Barrymore? Maybe you rented it on VHS or Beta when you got your exciting new Video Cassette Recorder in 1986. Or maybe you taped it from HBO when you got your exciting new Video Cassette Recorder in 1986. Either way, it may have been a while since you last saw the movie.

The only thing I can think of that is interesting about the movie is that David Kessler is one of the characters. I can only assume that since I can't remember anything about the movie, I must not have seen it. After all, how could I forget a movie that David Kessler was in?

Judging by the reviews I have seen online, the prominence of David Kessler in this movie pales in comparison to the lead role David Kessler enjoyed in An American Werewolf in London. Now that was a role for David Kessler! This time around David Kessler is played by Sam Wanamaker, pictured here from the film Superman IV (I couldn't find a picture of Sam in Irreconcilable Differences).

Though Sam is now dead, he will be considered for posthumous induction into adjunct membership of The International Society for the Advancement of David Kessler. Well played, Sam. Well played.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Psychology Advisor

The University of Texas at San Antonio was wise enough to hire David Kessler to be a student advisor. In particular, David Kessler advises students with last names starting with the letters A through L; and even more specifically, he advises those students in the subject area of psychology. Talk about specialization.

One word of caution, though, about this David Kessler; he is listed with the Texas Academic Advising Network as "Michael 'David' Kessler". Yes, it looks like his first name is really Michael. However, his middle name is David and he appears to prefer to be called David Kessler. Smart move. I don't think he calls himself David Kessler just to be a member of The International Society for the Advancement of David Kessler or to get out of paying the $1,000,000 membership fee. If so, the ruse would have been quite elaborate as he is referred to as David Kessler in a number of places on the UTSA website dating back at least a couple of years and his email address is David.Kessler at So, I am comfortable that the transformation from the less-desireable Michael Kessler to the far superior David Kessler is complete. Welcome aboard, David Kessler!

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Prudent Juris Doctor Philosopher

David Kessler got his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. One day when he was contemplating the sound of a tree falling in a forest where no one was around to hear it, he realised that he existed and simultaneously discovered that he needed to get a real job.

So, now David Kessler is an attorney. All kidding aside, while I may have taken some liberties with the account of his career path, it remains true, David Kessler is practicing law in South Bend, Indiana and he does really have a Ph.D. in philosophy to boot.

The website of his law practice says that David Kessler enjoys reading, playing tennis, watching movies and chopping down trees in the forest and then running away as fast as he can to see if the tree makes a noise. OK, I admit, I may have added that last part.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

David Kessler, The State Park

You read that headline right. David Kessler is a state park in Missouri. How about that? David Kessler Memorial State Wildlife Area is located at lattitude 39.06, longitude -90.91 in Lincoln County. Click on the picture to see a larger map from the United States Geological Survey or click on the link above from I wonder what other geographical features are named David Kessler.

At first I hesitated and contemplated whether or not to make the David Kessler Memorial State Wildlife Area a member of the International Society for the Advancement of David Kessler. I decided to consult the membership criteria. After reviewing the criteria, I found no criterion to require the candidate to be a person, per se; or even animate, for that matter, though some might claim that it is implied. I feel that using a strict interpretation of criterion number 1, the criterion was satisfactorily met and therefore membership should be conferred thereon.

David Kessler, Crime-Fighter from the Ohio Attorney General's Office

If you had been in Vermont earlier this month and had been a member of the Association of Vermont Credit Unions, you might have been fortunate enough to take a seminar with none other than David Kessler. David offered a seminar entitled "Bomb Threat Training". He is also known to give workshops on identity theft and elder abuse (preventing it, I assume). Be on the look out for more.

You see, David Kessler is the former Commander of the Financial Crimes Unit of the Dekalb County (Georgia) Police Department and currently works for the Child and Elder Protection Section of the Ohio Attorney General's office. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner, too.

It is good to have David Kessler as a member of the International Society for the Advancement of David Kessler. He can help ensure that David Kessler does not fall victim to identity theft. That could be bad for a lot of people, not the least of which, David Kessler.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Manuscript Microfilming David Kessler

David Kessler, as is the case with so many David Kesslers and I, share something in common. David Kessler is a manuscript microfilming coordinator and I used to work for a large corporation specializing in the microfilming industry, ProQuest Company, which you might recognize from it's old name, Bell & Howell. OK, so it's a weak commonality. What can I say? If you have spent any time in a libarry (ha ha I said libarry) you have probably used one of those hulking microfilm reading machines.

David Kessler's manuscript microfilm coordinating duties occur at the esteemed UC Berkeley Bancroft Library, where it looks like he has also spent a lot of time reading books. According to this webpage he's quite elloquent and it looks like (at least at one time) he experienced a rather deep existential crisis. He wrote,

"After enough years in the same town, the same building all day long, ploughing the same furrows and accumulating same on one's brow, one only with difficulty imagines that life could have been lived in a fundamentally different way. Alas, such casual thoughts inevitably crease one's brow even deeper, when the stock of years to come seems to evaporate, and the illusion that it's just a stage, a means to an end, tumble into the sobering realization that retirement is closer than commencement."

The copyright on that page is 1995. So maybe David Kessler is feeling better by now. Maybe he needs to get out of the libarry more often. Maybe the thrill of his new exclusive membership in The International Society for the Advancement of David Kessler is just the thing to bring a ray of sunshine to his life.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Another Dr. David Kessler

Put another Dr. David Kessler on the pile. Last year David Kessler was studying pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine along with his wife Lauren who is studying internal medicine. They met at Princeton as undergrads and got married in April of 2005.

I don't know if they've graduated yet (I assume they have) or what they are doing this year. The Internet trail has run cold and it is a new school year now.
Perhaps David Kessler will give us an update and tell us what he is doing now.
Aww! But what a cute couple, though, huh?

Physicist Smarty Pants

David Kessler is a physicist and professor at Israel's Bar-Ilan University. He has a Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University and a B.S in physics from MIT. His interests are, "Interfaces, pattern formation, non-equilibrium dynamics, statistical physics," and examining specific problems like, "models of biological evolution, fracture, dendritic solidification, Belousov-Zhabatinskii spirals, viscous fingering, kinetic roughening, strain-induced roughening, molecular beam epitaxy films." I would have studied that too, but viscous fingering is illegal in my state. If I tried to do it, I'd get a kinetic roughening of my own. No thank you.

David Kessler once said in a presentation entitled A Momentary Glance at The Solitary Wave of Asexual Evolution that ‹E1›=μ(1-(2‹E1›/L))+‹E2›. I don't know about you, but I find that hard to believe. According to my calculations 4*3X=12; 3X=(12/4); 3X=3; Therefore X=1. Then, if we apply the quasitransitive property of mathematics E clearly equals (M*(C*C)). He may have to rethink his approach.

David Kessler, Rocket Statistician

Yes, David Kessler is a Rocket statistician and he's only in high school. What is a Rocket statistician? Well, it's a kind of a statistician that keeps track of the statistics of the Crittenden County high school baseball team, The Rockets, in Marion, Kentucky.

David Kessler is the one in the grey shirt in the back row. He's the one who looks thrilled to be there. Click on the picture to see a bigger view.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Comic, Writer, Performer David Kessler

As the title vaguely implies, David Kessler is a comic, writer, and performer. His website gives that impression too (That's where I got the idea from). It is also where I nicked the photo from.

A few photos on his site show him doing standup comedy at the Improv. He's even been on television and made a short film. We definitely have to check out David Kessler. He can be seen on stage both in LA and in NYC. Ooh, bi-coastal! How very today!

If David Kessler plays his cards right, he may even supplant David Kessler as the most famous David Kessler.

Graphic Artist Update

I added a picture I found to graphic artist David Kessler's entry. Click here.

Professor David Kessler, Smarty Pants

David Kessler works in the Department of Biology at Rhodes College in Memphis Tennessee. In a 2002 symposium he presented "Corbicula fluminea (Bivalve: Mollusca) glycogen concentration and condition indices as indicators of habitat quality in the upper Wolf River, Tennessee and Mississippi".

If there is one truism in life, everyone knows, "If you want to know the habitat quality in the upper Wolf River, look no further than the corbicula fluminea glycogen concentration." Why, just yesterday I read that saying in a fortune cookie. How true it is.

Painter, Sculptor, David Kessler

The University of Pittsburgh arts publication Nidus reports that David Kessler is a "painter and sculptor living and working in Philadelphia, PA." In issue number 8 (Winter 2005) David Kessler published a number of paintings of his visit to Prague, each painted on a 4 x 4 bathroon tile.

Sure seems like David Kesslers are a rather creative bunch.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

David Kessler, Fine Artist

A Santa Fe, New Mexico gallery called the Meyer-Munson Gallery lists David Kessler in its Artist Index. It looks like he as sold a couple of multi-thousand dollar paintings on their website. I have seen his posters at about a million poster sites on the Web. They're hard to miss.

Since he shows up on so many poster websites, I suppose he is known in the poster and fine art industries. I'll put him in the Fame category until I hear otherwise. I only have my vague intuition to go on, acknowledging, of course, that he's not nearly as famous as the most famous David Kessler.

Anyway, David Kessler paints on aluminum to make his paintings extra shiny. Of course, that deconstruction doesn't do justice to his work. And neither does the Web, I am sure. From what I can see on my monitor, I bet seeing the real thing is a much more satisfying experience. The work looks photorealistic.

Rocket Scientist David Kessler

Well, I don't know about rocket scientist, per se. But David Kessler does like to build model rockets and take pictures of them. Sky High Hobbies (I believe in the Ithaca, NY area) has several pictures of rockets credited to David Kessler. Too bad David Kessler isn't actually in the picture. The site also doesn't say anything more about David Kessler. They just don't care like we do.

Another Interesting Tidbit About the Most Famous David Kessler

I uncovered another piece of information about the most famous David Kessler. I updated my original post. Go look.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Fictitious David Kessler

In 1981 John Landis gave us a fictional David Kessler (artfully played by David Naughton) who was the lead character in the horror film with a humorous heart, An American Werewolf in London. Any self-respecting David Kessler must have seen this film at least once, if not several times. The best line in the movie is when a mangled, rotting, dead zombie friend of David Kessler says to him, "You must die, David Kessler!" That's the kind of line David Kessler doesn't soon forget.

Perhaps David Naughton should be given an honorary, adjunct membership in the International Society for the Advancement of David Kessler. Maybe the membership committee will consider this matter, when there is a membership committee.

You can learn more about the classic film at or you can get information on the 20th Anniversary DVD and see more pictures like the one above at

Theatrical David Kessler of Many Talents

I'd post a picture of David Kessler (inevitably swiped from his site), but he says on his site that if others want to use content from his site, then they should contact him first. Perhaps I will. In the mean time, while we are waiting for his permission, let me tell you about David Kessler. David Kessler wears many hats. He works in theater both as "talent" and a producer. He also organizes the logistics of conventions and meetings, writes, edits, creates calligraphy and illuminated texts and he likes to sing and play musical instruments. Not only that, but he can also kick your ass with Tai Chi and a sword.

David Kessler also has pictures on his website that indicate he has been to the Middle East. That puts worldly representation of David Kessler on yet another continent/major geographical area. While he is not travelling, David Kessler lives in the Boston, MA area.

10/04/2006 - Update - Ah HA! I found a picture of David Kessler on another website other than his! Isn't the Internet great?

This is a picture of David Kessler being the executive administrator for the Center for Millenial Studies at Boston University. See the complete article at the BU Bridge newspaper.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

French David Kessler

David Kessler is a radio director in France. At least, that is what I gather from a French article on him at Since I don't actually speak French, I can only gather from what appear to be cognates that David Kessler has some interest in France Culture. He said, "La préoccupation de l'audience à n'importe quel prix n'est pas la priorité de France Culture, mais nous devons essayer de gagner et nous pouvons gagner de nouveaux auditeurs". I couldn't agree more. Well said!

Manager at Cafe Thirty-A

David Kessler is the general manager at the upscale Cafe Thirty-A in Florida's panhandle. The website for the restaurant says David Kessler started as a waiter there and clawed his way to upper management with brute competence and overwhelming dynamism (Well, that's what David Kesslers do, right?). You can read more about him and the restaurant at

The menu looks really tempting. If I am ever in the area, I am definitely going to go there for dinner. So, what do you say, David Kessler? Will you hook a David Kessler up?

IT Pro

David Kessler is an information technology professional and business consultant in Lexington, Massachussetts. From his website, it is also apparent that he likes photography (as do I) and he has been to Europe and Africa.

So, we know that there has been a David Kessler presence on the Dark Continent, Europe and North America. I'll continue to track David Kessler representations world-wide. If you know of David Kessler being in either or both of the poles, please send an email.

But, I digress (again). David Kessler has a number of articles covering business and personal topics. You can read them and see his pictures at

Graphic Artist, Designer, Illustrator

David Kessler is an artist "specializing in children's publications, learning products and kids graphics". That's a quote from his website Yes, he's the lucky David Kessler that managed to get the .com domain before the rest of the David Kesslers who would have liked it. Don't confuse the .com David Kessler with the .org David Kessler. They are two different David Kesslers. However, the .org David Kessler has managed to bogart several domains like .net and, so if you want a David Kessler domain, you'll need to hurry and snap up something obscure like or

But I digress, check out David Kessler's graphics.

Update 9/22/06 - Above is a picture of David Kessler from 1972 found on his website.

Dead David Kessler

Among the David Kesslers that have enjoyed some public exposure, David Kessler is the earliest example I have found so far. David Kessler was born in 1863. If he was still alive, he would undoubtedly be the most famous David Kessler, as he'd be celebrating his 143rd birthday this year. No such luck for him or us. Instead, David Kessler died in 1920 after a prominent life on stage in New York City's Yiddish theater.

He is a member in good standing with The International Society for the Advancement of David Kessler despite being dead. You will note that being alive is not one of the criteria for membership (though it is encouraged).

Less Famous David Kessler

We all know David Kessler from the FDA, but there are other David Kesslers that also enjoy varying degrees of notoriety. Take David Kessler, for instance. David Kessler is a journalist and author of a few books, one of which he recently co-wrote with the famous Elizabeth Kubler-Ross; On Grief and Grieving. His books and interests tend toward end-of-life issues. You know, (death). Shh. Don't say it too loud. Maybe it won't happen to you.

If you want to learn more about him and his work, hop on over to Don't go for too long though, there are other David Kesslers you'll want to learn about.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Membership Roster

  1. David Kessler, Ph.D., psychologist and IT professional, President and founding member
  2. David Kessler, MD, JD, dean of Yale medical school
  3. David Kessler, journalist/author
  4. David Kessler, actor
  5. David Kessler, artist/illustrator
  6. David Kessler, IT professional
  7. David Kessler, restaurant manager
  8. David Kessler, radio director
  9. David Kessler, theater/logistics/many job guy
  10. David Kessler, fictional character, werewolf
  11. David Kessler, rocket scientist (OK, model rocket builder)
  12. David Kessler, fine artist
  13. David Kessler, Ph.D. (?), professor
  14. David Kessler, comic, writer, performer
  15. David Kessler, Rocket statistician
  16. David Kessler, Ph.D., physicist
  17. David Kessler, M.D. (?), pediatric resident(?)
  18. David Kessler, manuscript microfilming coordinator
  19. David Kessler, crime-fighter
  20. David Kessler, state park
  21. David Kessler, Ph.D., JD, philosopher, attorney
  22. David Kessler, psychology advisor
  23. David Kessler, fictional character
  24. David Kessler, college grad, fraternity brother
  25. David Kessler, publisher
  26. David Kessler, JD, attorney, CPA
  27. David Kessler, couch surfer
  28. David Kessler, football player
  29. David Kessler, CPA
  30. David Kessler, MD, cardiologist
  31. David Kessler, college grad
  32. David Kessler, philanthropist, lecture series
  33. David Kessler, MD, psychiatrist
  34. David Kessler, township supervisor, political candidate
  35. David Kessler, musical instrument seller
  36. David Kessler, advertising executive
  37. David Kessler, JD, attorney, audiophile
  38. David Kessler, responsible father
  39. David Kessler, engineer
  40. David Kessler, director of photography
  41. David Kessler, MA, MA, industrial designer, social gerontologist
  42. David Kessler, software engineer
  43. David Kessler, wine buyer
  44. David Kessler, JD, attorney
  45. David Kessler, environmental protection specialist
  46. David Kessler, Ph.D., professor
  47. David Kessler, laser engineer
  48. David Kessler, sales VP
  49. David Kessler, pit crew mechanic
  50. David Kessler, actor
  51. David Kessler, fictional character, horny teenager
  52. David Kessler, fictional character, superhero

Thursday, September 14, 2006

The Most Famous David Kessler

Undoubtedly the world's most famous David Kessler is the former head of the United States Food and Drug Administration, Dr. David Kessler. David Kessler is probably most noted as bringing the U.S. tobacco industry before Congress's heavy scrutny. His investigations into the manipulation of nicotine levels in cigarettes and other manipulative and misleading practices of the tobacco industry contibuted to findings of culpability in federal courts and headline-grabbing record damage awards to plaintiffs and their families. Punitve damages also funded state-wide anti-smoking initiatives.

David Kessler earned an M.D. from Harvard AND (probably because he was bored) a law degree around the same time from the University of Chicago. Last I heard about this over-acheiving David Kessler is that he is Dean of the Yale medical school.

Added 9/22/2006 - I thought I was tracking down another David Kessler; this time an author of novels. I went to to find out more about David Kessler who wrote six books. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. Oh, but I was. It seems the Deanship at Yale nicely affords David Kessler the time to pen fiction too. I stand by my last statement...

Hey, Dave. You're making the rest of us look bad.