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The Art of Clowning

WARNING! SPOILERS! Terrifier 2 – This is one I saw at the theater. While the first movie was mostly just Art the Clown messing with and brutally murdering people, this one has a more involved story, although it still leaves a … Continue reading

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Deck the Halls with Advertising

People have long complained about Christmas being too commercial. Stan Freberg, who did a fair amount of advertising work himself, lampooned the idea in 1958 with his “Green Chri$tma$.” It was also a major theme of A Charlie Brown Christmas … Continue reading

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Hungry Hungry Hippo Hump Day

Here’s another game from my youth, as well as something to play when the waiting game sucks: Hungry Hungry Hippos! It was apparently introduced in 1978, the same year as Garfield, and a year after I was born. We apparently … Continue reading

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How to Say Good Buy

I touched upon the topic of advertising and product placement in my last post, and I thought it might be interesting to return to this subject for another entry. I’m generally a pretty anti-corporate guy, but I don’t share the … Continue reading

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