Category Archives: Popular culture

Hy Lit

Growing up, it seemed Hy Lit was everywhere on Philadelphia radio where he was a DJ. Or perhaps it was just in my house. My sister (three years older) was a big fan of his and seemed to listen to … Continue reading

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We Are All Getting Scammed—All the Time

A Chevy commercial says a family discount is available to everyone. If everyone gets it, it is not a discount, They simply lowered the price. A discount, by definition, is only given selectively. A rain gutter system offers two paid … Continue reading

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Laughing Commercial

While I’m on the subject of TV commercials, there is a current one that I remember well. It is a Bounty paper towel commercial. It shows a middle-aged black man scrubbing off a stain on his kitchen counter with a … Continue reading

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Women Drivers, A Missed Commercial

I was watching this TV commercial a while ago, but I forget what it was advertising. That’s usually a bad sign for any sponsor. A woman, in her 40s and intent on her job, was driving an elderly couple on … Continue reading

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Jerry Seinfeld

“SeinLanguage,” by Jerry Seinfeld, Bantam Books, 1993. I picked up this book from the free donation shelf at my local Jewish Community Canter (JCC). Because of it’s age, I would not recommend paying money for it, but 1993 was about … Continue reading

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Eagles Football

I watch their games on TV, but I secretly hope they will loose. It’s not the team I dislike, but the fans. When the Eagles won the Super Bowl in 2008, how many times were we subjected to kindergarten classes … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve

Tuesday evening, New Year’s Eve, as usual I stepped into the shower a few minutes before midnight and emerged into the new year clean and as naked and supposedly as innocent as the day I was born. I am not … Continue reading

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