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.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

David Kessler, Superhero, Messiah

Of all the job titles David Kessler has held, this one takes the cake. The International Society For The Advancement Of David Kessler has highlighted careers of attorneys, artists, physicians, professors, and actors. Even several fictional characters were David Kessler.

But David Kessler was a Marvel comic book character named Messiah. Starting in issue number 97 of Defenders (July 1981), the mild-mannered (aren't they always?) David Kessler made his debut. According to the Marvel Comics website,

"David Kessler was a dreamer, an idealist who thought he could change the world just by preaching a message of peace. When others gave up on the message, David put his energies to better use--working at a school for handicapped children, and other, similar efforts. No matter how hard he tried, it never seemed to make a difference. Eventually he quit his job and went to Israel, to seek out his roots. After 20 days alone in the desert, an angel appeared to him, telling David that he was the one, true messiah foretold in the Hebrew scriptures. It filled him with divine power and sent him to begin his mission of raising the world up from its current state. Unbeknownst to David, however, the angel was actually the demon Hyppokri (or one of his agents), one of the demonic cabal known as the Six-Fingered Hand, and the power that filled him was anything, but divine."

"What were his super powers?", you ask? Marvel says, "Chief among his powers was the ability to heal others. He could also evaluate the spirit of others and see their true nature. He could summon an army of warriors--whom he believed to be angels, but were really demons not actually under his control."

The International Society For The Advancement Of David Kessler has ordered on Ebay several copies of the comic that David Kessler first appears in. You may want to secure your copy now before there is a rush to horde the dwindling supplies.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Steve Guttenberg Was David Kessler

You read that right. The illustrious Steve Guttenberg played David Kessler in the 1977 movie The Chicken Chronicles. Yeah, you read that right too. The Chicken Chronicles was actually the name of the film and it was Steve Guttenberg's first major film role. It was a high school sex romp movie in which David Kessler is on a mission to lose his virginity once and for all. What else is there to do in high school? David Kessler is bound to lose his virginity sometime, so it might as well be chronicled on the silver screen.

For those of you who are following along at home, this is the second movie in which David Kessler is the main character that The International Society For The Advancement Of David Kessler has reported on (though, so far it is chronologically the oldest known movie with David Kessler in it). The first (and our favorite) movie to be discussed here is the classic An American Werewolf in London. Then, of course, there was Irreconcilable Differences. Have a look at the previous posts to learn more about the fascinating, fictitious David Kessler.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

When in Rome, Do as David Kessler Does

David Kessler is no stranger to the stage. There is evidence of David Kessler being a stage presence for over 100 years. The summer of 1999 was a particularly active summer for David Kessler as he graced several stages in the Rome, Georgia area. Along with the Prospect Theater Company, David Kessler put on a play called She Loves Me, Shakespear's classic, As You Like It and Gilbert and Sullivan's classic, The Pirates of Penzance.

Can you imagine being in Rome, Georgia that summer and seeing David Kessler in three different shows? If only the International Society For The Advancement Of David Kessler had been around at the time, we could have gotten a group rate.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

David Kessler Rocks!

David Kessler is a rocker in York, South Carolina. He plays bass and does vocals for a band called ThrottleMouth. But that isn't all. David has also produced, recorded and mixed their latest tracks.

Unfortunately, I haven't found much more about David Kessler. For now, click on the ThrottleMouth link and you can hear rock and roll David Kessler style.

Friday, February 02, 2007

David Kessler Says Your Trailer Needs a Skirt

Please, for the love of all things wholesome, don't let your trailer go without a skirt! Puting a skirt on your trailer will make you the envy of the raceway infield. What am I talking about? David Kessler knows. David Kessler is a mechanic in charge of the clutch on the racing crew of Brandon The Kid and has fasioned a protective skirt for the trailer that houses the race cars and equipment for his team. Three years after the team owner purchased the trailer, it still looks great despite the rough treatment of the racetrack pit environment.

His trailer skirt has caught the eye of many in the industry including Torco Racing Fuels Competition Plus web magazine. The drag racing magazine wrote an article about David Kessler's invention and even conveniently posts his phone number so that now that you realize how embarassingly naked your trailer is, you'll give David Kessler a call and end your trailer's shame once and for all. What kind of a trailer owner are you, anyway?

Sunday, January 28, 2007

David Kessler Phoenix from the Flame, an Update

David Kessler is the president of the North Hills Phoenix Association. The North Hills Phoenix Association is a non-profit organization of homeowners living in the North Hills area of California; near Oakland and Berkeley. The NHPA was formed in 1991 following a large fire that destroyed, among other things, David Kessler's home. Bad move, fire.

Now David Kessler has rebuilt his home, and he and his neighbors have mobilized a task force of community activists. They monitor safety and keep the local municipal services aware of their needs.

The NHPA held a press conference in October of 2006 announcing their report of how well the cities of Oakland and Berkeley responded to their recommendations following the 1991 Oakland Hills fire. The picture above is of David Kessler being covered by the local TV news channel.

If David Kessler looks familiar to you, it is because I wrote about him earlier. He is also a librarian at Berkeley. See the original story here.

Friday, January 19, 2007

The Logistics of David Kessler

The future is RFID and David Kessler knows it. What is RFID? It stands for Radio Frequency IDentification and it is what may make the ubuquitous barcode obsolete. RFID is like a universal price code (UPC symbol) printed on the side of the goods you buy. Only, with the RFID system, the product doesn't have to be held up to a laser for scanning. The product has a tiny circuit board in it that emits its code over radio waves to a nearby detector.

Maybe one day you'll put all of your groceries into your cart and have an RFID system scan your entire basket at once. Cool, huh? Imagine a library with smart shelves that know where each book is. Maybe you can take a book off the shelf and walk right out of the library with it and your RFID library card. You pick up a receceipt at the door telling you when the book is due. That technology is right around the corner and David Kessler sells it.

David Kessler is the Senior Vice President of Sales for RFID Systems in Dallas, Texas. His company creates RFID systems for warehouses, distribution, and retail businesses. He may or may not still work there. I don't know. The latest information I have on David Kessler is from 2004. Now, if only he was wearing an RFID tag...

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Laser Guided David Kessler

Not only is David Kessler a member of the International Society For The Advancement Of David Kessler, but he is also a member of The International Society for Optical Engineering. That's a lot of international societies. That international society recognized David for his significant achievements in the area of laser integration in printing systems.

So the next time you print something out on your laser printer, just imagine, David Kessler may have had something to do with it. You see, David Kessler is a senior research associate of the Optical Design Group, Engineering Physics at the Eastman Kodak Company. His lasers may print out your homework or the joke emails you pin to the inside wall of your cubicle. Either way, you know you have a hard time envisioning a world without David Kessler.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Former President David Kessler

By now I am sure it is no surprise to you that David Kessler is the founder of Sterling Medical Services. Yeah, it's true. David Kessler founded the company in 1992 and sold his interest in the company back in 2000 while he was the president. I bet he did well with that venture. The company has since been acquired by McKesson, but I bet David Kessler walked away with a pretty penny. And even though he can probably afford to pay the membership fee to The International Society For The Advancement Of David Kessler, he can keep his dough as he has satisfied the first membership criterion (though there are no proscriptions against meeting both critera).

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Just David Kessler

Dr. David Kessler received his Ph.D. in 1989 from Indiana University. You might think to yourself, "Didn't David Kessler, Ph.D., the President of the International Society For The Advancement Of David Kessler receive his bachelors degree from Indiana University in 1989?" Yes, that's very astute of you. David Kessler, Ph.D., the President of the International Society For The Advancement Of David Kessler did receive his bachelors degree from Indiana University in 1989. But David Kessler, Ph.D. received his Ph.D. from Indiana University at the same time that David Kessler Ph.D., the President of the International Society For The Advancement Of David Kessler received his bachelors degree. They didn't know each other, but they may have been at the same graduation ceremony with about a million other people.

Now, David Kessler, Ph.D. is an associate professor at Kent State University in the Department of Justice Studies. His area of interest is in police administration and community policing.