Sunday, April 06, 2008

1888 photo of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan

Recently discovered.

Selling to children

"Advertising at its best is making people feel that without their product, you’re a loser," explained Nancy Shalek, president of the Shalek Agency. "Kids are very sensitive to that. If you tell them to buy something, they are resistant. But if you tell them that they’ll be a dork if they don’t, you’ve got their attention."

Pickle Sickles -- frozen pickle juice

A freezie from Texas, where they also have deep fried pickles, from what I've read. I'm presuming not real brine; that would be probably be bad for you over time.

Bread violence in Egypt

The food crisis getting real.

Hollywood's favorite offensive stereotypes

I had heard the argument that the magic or high status Negro is certainly one way Hollywood tries to alleviate its guilt without having to develop a complex, multidimensional, human character -- tokenism.

John Doe=Juan Perez=Ivan Horvat=...

The different anonymous names in different cultures.

More crazy science in the past

Like radium water or lead wine.