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How My Cat Got His Name And The Relation to Star Wars

When I grew up we had many cats and dogs as kids.  They were inside/outside dogs and cats.  So when I decided to get a cat for myself in my apartment, I decided I would keep it inside only. My

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How Marlboro Cigarettes Have Been Advertised

Innovation helped promote the first cigarettes. The first was a cigarette-making machine which was introduced in the 1880’s.  This machine dramatically increased the production of cigarettes instead of the forty-million hand rolled cigarettes a day, one machine could produce four-million

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How Coke beats Pepsi with their use of New Media

Since introducing their soft drink products Coca-Cola, Coke in 1886, and Pepsi (Cola) in 1898, both competitive companies are now using new, new media to market their respective brands with subtle and obvious comparisons and with major differences. While Coke

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Avatar “Gods” Jesus and Krishna and their Female Companions

  Two religious avatar leaders, Jesus of Nazareth, born in the Classic Era (600 BCE- 600 CE), who would become the head of the Christian church, and Vishnu, incarnated as Krishna, born in the 4thCentury, who was an important figure

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Religion and Homosexuality in the USA

Early Americans going back to the time of the colonists place strong emphasis on family life and procreation. Anybody engaging in homosexual acts was seen as running counter to these efforts. The laws of the United States were based on

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Transportation Study Run Amok

“No civilization has ever survived without an effective system of movement incorporating land, sea and/or air.” That ominous statement was the introduction to the Southampton Intermodal Transportation Study (SITS) report issued by Dr. Clifford R. Bragdon. Costing over $200,000 and

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The Owner of Jamesport Vineyards Holds a Secret

Ron Goerler senior, the founder of Jamesport Vineyard, holds a mysterious North Fork secret. Ron is the current owner of Jamesport Vineyards.  But back in the early 1960’s, Ron was a seasoned harness driver.  He won many races in the

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Berndt Toast Gang

“You should talk to Bunny Hoest,” my friend Susan said on the phone to me. “What is a Bunny Hoest,” I said bewildered. “She’s the writer for The Lockhorns comic strip. She lives in Huntington.” And so I called Bunny.

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Dan Jurgens: Writer and Artist for Superman for DC Comics

Dan Jurgens is a writer and artist for DC Comics.  He is most famously known for his long-running work on the Superman comic book of the 1990’s including the award winning, Death of Superman.  I spoke with Dan at length

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Mike Miller: Sitcom Writer in the Golden Age of TV

Mike Miller was a TV sitcom writer in the Golden Age of television.  I chatted with him at his home in East Quogue, Long Island, New York. TELEVISION WAS SO DIFFERENT IN THOSE DAYS, WAS IT EASIER TO FIND WORK

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