Tag Archives: Cultural Artifacts

One of the Good Ones

Any high school history student in the United States has at least a vague understanding of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s.  Also common knowledge is the fact that not everyone in the country was comfortable with … Continue reading

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Tiger, the Bear, and the Record That Matters Most

Tiger Woods won the AT&T National over the weekend.  Victories by Woods aren’t as rare as some would have you believe (he’s the only three-time winner on the Tour this season), but they obviously don’t come with the frequency they … Continue reading

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Not Creepy Enough

This 1988 ad for a local optical shop seems misguided at best.  The concept is that their low prices allow customers to purchase two pairs of glasses for the same price that their competitors charge for one pair assembled (is that … Continue reading

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Unfortunate Placement

I mentioned recently that I had been working on a couple of research projects at the library.  The details are unimportant (and boring), but the research involves perusing a lot of old newspapers on microfilm (or microfiche—I don’t know the … Continue reading

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