Category Archives: Advertising

What Is Your Size?

It seems to me…. “The finest clothing made is a person’s own skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this.” ~ Mark Twain[1]. There are some minor things in life that become too annoying to ignore: it has … Continue reading

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TV Wasteland

It seems to me… “I find television very educating.  Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” ~ Groucho Marx. According to the A.C. Nielsen Company, the average American watches more than … Continue reading

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