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Throwback Thursday: Fad Diets — “Fletcherism”

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Today’s Throwback Thursday: Fletcherism, a late 19th-Century Dietary Fad

Horace Fletcher (1849-1919) known as “The Great Masticator”

“food should be chewed about 100 times per minute before being swallowed: “Nature will castigate those who don’t masticate.” He made elaborate justifications for his claim.” (Source: Wikipedia)

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Throwback Thursday Halloween Edition: The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

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Today’s Throwback Thursday: “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe

Is there another poem that is more evocative of Halloween?

The Raven, illustrated by W.L. Taylor
The Raven, illustrated by W.L. Taylor

The Raven” is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven‘s mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man’s slow fall into madness. The lover, often identified as being a student, is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore. Sitting on a bust of Pallas, the raven seems to further instigate his distress with its constant repetition of the word “Nevermore”. (Source

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Throwback Thursday: The Watercooler Moment

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Mad Men - Season 7, Episode 7 ' :Waterloo" -- an example of a good old fashioned watercooler moment.
Mad Men – Season 7, Episode 7 ‘ :Waterloo” — an example of a good old fashioned watercooler moment.

Today’s Throwback Thursday: The Watercooler Moment

According to Kevin Spacey, we can thank the likes of Netflix for the disappearance of the Watercooler Moment — that gathering session at the workplace where gossip and information are sometimes exchanged, including what was on the night before as far as old school broadcast television is concerned.

Today's Throwback Thursday: The Watercooler Moment

 

 In the 20th Century — Watercoolers as Business-Enhancers

Today's Throwback Thursday: The Watercooler Moment

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Throwback Thursday: Ronald Reagan’s Hot Mic “Joke” Outlawing Russia (1984)

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Today’s Throwback Thursday: Ronald Reagan’s Hot Mic “Joke” Outlawing Russia (1984)

With the Cold War still in force, on August 11, 1984, President Ronald Reagan and crew were in the middle of a sound check for his regular weekly radio address. Never one to miss an opportunity to amuse an audience with a simultaneously beguiling yet menacing quip during said sound check, Regan smoothly announced into the live microphone:

My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.

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Fred and Barney Hawking Cigarettes 1961

Throwback Thursday: If Peter Griffin Had a Grandfather it Would Be Fred Flintstone

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Today’s Throwback Thursday: Peter Griffin (Family Guy) Has a Grandfather and His Name is Fred Flintstone

Today’s Throwback Thursday re-imagined takes a deep dive into the dark and sordid corners of animation, the tobacco industry and, yes, even the twisted mind of Seth MacFarlane. Not a bad place to be for this #TBT re-imagined, eh?

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