Monthly Archives: July 2013

Truth, Justice and the American Way

Advertising is persuasive.  Whether it’s called propaganda, mind control, brainwashing, menticide or thought reform, it all adds up to pretty much the same thing.  If you want someone else to believe in something, to use your product or to buy … Continue reading

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Celebrate, Libate and Irritate

When you’re late for a party, walk in and find everyone well on his or her way to being drunk, it’s not much fun.  It’s still fun for them, but being sober when everyone else is drinking is a disadvantage.  … Continue reading

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Requiem for the Rod of Asclepius!

Poet and playwright, William Congreve, wrote “Musick has Charms to soothe a savage Breast,” in the tragedy, The Mourning Bride, and although the author refers not to a physical part of the body, the quote seems timely considering the preventive … Continue reading

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Philly to English; English to Philly!

Charles Berlitz, linguist and language teacher, garnered a fortune developing books and courses teaching people to speak languages other than their own.  When I studied German in high school and college, I made it a point to tuck a pocket-sized … Continue reading

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