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Q: Are we not Men? A: We are McDevo!

Devo and a McDonald’s Happy Meal?   That’s right spuds and mutants everywhere. A Devo-like toy is just one of the American Idol-inspired toys included in a McDonald’s Happy Meal as part of an American Idol promotion campaign until next month.   There’s no mistaking this mini version of Devo’s “Energy Dome” perched on the […]

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Groundhog Day

One of my favorite Bill Murray films, before he would appear in two of my all-time favorite films Lost in Translation and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, was 1993’s Groundhog Day. In the film Murray plays Phil Connors, an egocentric Pittsburgh Pennsylvania TV weatherman who during a hated assignment covering the annual Groundhog Day […]

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It was that darn United Airlines’ commercial

It’s time to come clean with at least one reason why I was so fascinated with Asia that I wanted to come here and stay here for as long as I have.It was that United Airlines’ commercial back in 1988-1989 advertising its Asian routes with George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue playing in the background.You know, […]

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What’s in a name?

It seems that the latest English craze in Korea is adopting English names for working in international companies as well as the services sectors like restaurants.  What’s even more astounding is that there is even a Korean website, which helps people choose a proper English name. Gee, I hope they are not charging people for […]

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A Soundtrack For My Life — Disc One Side B

Hotel California – The Eagles I have to confess that when The Eagles were as big as they were in the 70s, I wasn’t really into them that much. I bought their greatest hits collection when it first came out as well as “Hotel California.” You couldn’t turn on the radio in the summer of […]

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