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The First McDonalds TV Spot Take a look at this. Do any of us remember Ronald being so creepy.
Tags: mcdonalds  fast  food  hamburgers 
Added: 8th August 2007
Views: 2981
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Posted By: Naomi
Babe Ruth Cameo in Speedy The 1928 silent comedy, Speedy, starring Harold Lloyd has an extended cameo appearance by Babe Ruth. In this scene Lloyd plays a baseball-loving cab driver who picks up Ruth as his first fare. If you look very, very quickly at 3:43 you can spot Lou Gehrig walking past Lloyd's taxi!
Tags: Babe  Ruth  Speedy  Harold  Lloyd 
Added: 27th January 2014
Views: 936
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Posted By: Lava1964
   Sonny and Cher In Their Glory Salvatore Sonny Bono started out in Los Angeles at Specialty Records as a songwriter in the late 1950s. In 1963, while working on sessions with Phil Spector, he met a 16 year old, would be singer named Cherilyn Sarkasian Lapierre at a coffee shop next to a Los Angeles radio station. She had previously recorded Ringo, I Love You, produced by Phil Spector, under the name Bonnie Jo Mason. Although Sonny was married to Donna Rankin, with whom he had a daughter, his interest in Cher grew until he eventually ended his marriage. Sonny and Cher were later married and although she was reluctant, the pair formed a professional duo, initially known as Caesar and Cleo. For a time, from 1965 until 1967, they were rock and roll's hottest couple, so much so that in some conservative communities they were considered almost morally subversive. Parents locked up their kids when Sonny and Cher were passing through for a concert appearance. Then, as quickly as they started, the hits stopped coming. Later, they ended up with a summer replacement try-out show that did so well that Sonny and Cher were given a regular spot in the CBS lineup in January 1972, with a comedy-variety series. Their recording career was revived initially by a live album, cut in one night in Las Vegas, featuring new versions of their early hits as well as parts of their current repertory. The album went gold. The next couple of singles by Cher, and Sonny and Cher failed, but producer Snuff Garrett, who had been at Liberty when Cher was there, but had never worked with her, was brought in, and the result was Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves, a number one hit that revived their career. After that, The Way of Love, All I Ever Need Is You, A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done, Half Breed, and Dark Lady kept either Cher or the couple in the Top Ten at various times through 1974. By then, however, their marriage had fallen apart, and with it, the success of their TV show.
Tags: sonny  and  cher  music 
Added: 16th August 2007
Views: 2882
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Posted By: Naomi
Dr Pepper artifact may reveal its origin Poking through antiques stores while traveling through the Texas Panhandle, Bill Waters stumbled across a tattered old ledger book filled with formulas. He bought it for $200, suspecting he could resell it for five times that. Turns out, his inkling about the book's value was more spot on than he knew. He eventually discovered the book came from the Waco, Texas, drugstore where Dr Pepper was invented and includes a recipe titled "D Peppers Pepsin Bitters." ***continued in comments***
Tags: dr  pepper  d  peppers  pepsin  bitters 
Added: 4th May 2009
Views: 1206
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Posted By: Naomi
Fred Snodgrass 1912 World Series Goat This is a photo of the first in a long line of World Series 'goats'--ballplayers who made critical blunders in the spotlight of the Fall Classic. In 1912, Fred Snodgrass of the New York Giants dropped Clyde Engel's routine fly ball in the bottom of the 10th inning of the deciding game of the World Series. The muff led to the Boston Red Sox turning a one-run deficit into a stunning 3-2 win. Sports writers called it the '$30,000 muff' because that was the difference between the winners' share of the 1912 World Series receipts and the losers' share. Despite an enormously successful real estate career in California after he retired from baseball, Snodgrass could never escape his infamous error. On April 5, 1974, the headline of Snodgrass' obituary in the New York Times read, 'Snodgrass, 86, Dead. Ballplayer Muffed 1912 Fly.'
Tags: Fred  Snodgrass  baseball  goat 
Added: 21st March 2009
Views: 1414
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Posted By: Lava1964
Identify This Slugger He was the lone bright spot on some pretty dismal Pittsburgh Pirate teams of the early 1950s. Can you name him?
Tags: baseball  who  is  he 
Added: 21st January 2009
Views: 760
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Posted By: Lava1964
Alfred Mosher Butts Inventor of Scrabble One of my heroes! In 1948 Alfred Mosher Butts, an unemployed architect, invented the greatest word game in the history of the world: Scrabble Brand Crossword Game. He named it Criss-Cross Words and didn't make much money from it. He sold the rights to a family called the Brunots who renamed the game Scrabble and marketed it from their home. It got plenty of rave reviews in the early 1950s. Demand for Scrabble became so great that the Brunots could not keep pace with the orders. They in turn sold the rights to Scrabble to a manufacturer. Over the years Scrabble's ownership has passed through several companies. Hasbro presently owns the North American trademark name of Scrabble. Each year millions of games are sold and hundreds of tournaments are held under the aegis of the National Scrabble Association. (Yours truly is an expert ranked player who directs an official NSA club in Canada. I can often be spotted officiating major Scrabble events. Look for me at the 2008 U.S. Nationals in Orlando in July!)
Tags: Scrabble  Alfred  Butts 
Added: 17th November 2007
Views: 1621
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Posted By: Lava1964
ABC Network Promo for 1966 A promotional spot using the female leads of three ABC Thursday night sitcoms: Bewitched, Love On A Rooftop, and That Girl. (I had never heard of Love On A Rooftop. I looked it up; it lasted just one season.)
Tags: ABC  Bewitched  That  Girl 
Added: 20th November 2007
Views: 1665
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Posted By: Lava1964
ABC Saturday Mornings 1971 Here's a promotional spot for ABC's Saturday morning lineup beginning in September 1971: Roadrunner cartoons, Lidsville, The Funky Phantom, Curiosity Shop, and The Jackson Five. The latter four would all be off the air in two years.
Tags: ABC  network  promo  1971  Saturday 
Added: 28th November 2007
Views: 1761
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Posted By: Lava1964
Bud Commercial so. . .WAZZUP?
Tags:   Budweiser      spot      beer      wazzup         
Added: 4th December 2007
Views: 1780
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Posted By: Teresa

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