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Monthly Archive for July, 2010

One of the reasons I love advertising is it gets you on the inside of so many different kinds of businesses. I have watched how Twinkies are made, toyed with the controls of the Goodyear blimp, explored the back hallways of a Norwegian Cruise Line ship, and had a man in a white coat at […]

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Most of the time it was probably real bad being stuck down in a torture dungeon. But some days, when there was a bad storm outside, you’d look through the bars of your little window and think, “Boy, I’m glad I’m not out in that.” –From “Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey.” ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• I remember a […]

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What follows is one of the single most interesting passages I’ve read in my 50-some years of reading. It’s from a marvelous book called 1939: The Lost World of The Fair, by David Gerlernter. It paints a picture of an America that no longer exists. “Question: What is wrong with this picture? [Rhetorical; there was […]

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Boring TV commercials loaded down with too much detail remind me of that poor donkey you always see in old Westerns. You know the one — the sad beast way at the back of the wagon train. With 200 pounds on its back: gold ore, sleeping bags, guns, clanking pans and bottles of liquor, pick […]

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