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.

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?

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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!