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Tuesday, May 29, 2021

I can’t say I ever noticed that the Vlasic stork mascot had been put on hiatus.

That’s all moot now, as the Groucho Marx-sounding spokesbird has been pulled out of mothballs to start hawking pickles again, albeit in a more contemporary vein.

Wanna make him as up-to-date as possible, and really popular with the kids? Here’s one way: Have him push those Kool-Aid infused pickles.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 05/29/2007 11:50:33 PM
Category: Advert./Mktg., Food
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I had a six degrees of separation moment today:

The guy who cut my hair, at a salon on 45th Street and Sixth Avenue, turned out to be Hugh Mack Dill, longtime hairdresser for the late Joey Ramone.

So now, I got a Ramones connection going for me!

Hugh (or Huck, as he likes to be called) has had a steady sideline career as an actor, as well. He’s had various small roles on screen and stage, including a crowd scene in that hilarious Clayton Bigsby/black white supremacist skit in the very first episode of “Chappelle’s Show”. I can’t find his credits on IMDb, but I guess I believe him. (I’d have to see that “Chappelle’s” episode again, but I do seem to remember his face from that scene.)

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 05/29/2007 11:39:37 PM
Category: New Yorkin', Pop Culture
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What is 8trk?

At present, the details are thin. Be assured that it’s got something to do with music. And the number 8. Not so much with 8 track tapes.

I will say that, if this Favorite 8 feature persists, I may have to upgrade my iPod Random 5 post-filler.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 05/29/2007 08:55:12 AM
Category: 8trk, Pop Culture
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Looking to buy up some prime waterfront land in the Hawaiian islands? Lo’ihi Seaview Estates is selling it for a song: Only $39.95 per parcel.

There is a slight catch. This is a long-term investment, in that you won’t be able to build on it — or hell, even walk on it — for a while:

Scientists don’t really know when, or if, Lo’ihi will break the surface of the Pacific Ocean. Many guess about 10,000 years, but it could be much longer than that.

Honestly, if someone really wants to blow real money on fake property, I’d think Second Life’s land auctions would be more gratifying, and at least as geeky.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 05/29/2007 08:10:42 AM
Category: Business, Internet, Science
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