Music Monday: a commercial for Applebees, John Sebastian, Television themes songs and Welcome Back Kotter (1975-1979)

| June 7, 2021

As the COVID19 pandemic has dissipated in most of the US … I’ve been seeing restaurants running television advertising that coaxes people back to “in-person” dining. An effective one (although haven’t gone yet) is one for Applebee’s Grill and Bar using the John Sebastian theme for a 1975-1979 TV sitcom called “Welcome Back Kotter.” The […]

Low inflation. Will it continue? It depends on who you ask.

| January 5, 2020

An interesting take on “inflation” and how different generations perceive the possibility of it accelerating in the next decade or so … and perhaps the effect it can or will have on our lives. For example, in the graph below, pick your birth year and note the color bars to determine how many years of […]

Monopoly for Millennials – but does it have a “cry room?”

| November 20, 2018

Plenty of jokes were bantered around last week when Hasbro announce a new version of Monopoly for Millennials. The "forget real estate. You can’t afford it anyway" comments and winning is collecting points, such as a "3-Day Music Festival" EXPERIENCE or "going to a vegan bistro because memories last forever." Without digging a little  deeper […]

What did you call the 3rd rearward facing seat in a station wagon?

| August 16, 2018

I believed we called it the "way-back" … in both our Chevy Caprice Classic wagon and our Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser. The Olds looked very similar to the wagon in the photo! (from a collection of photos that Generation Z might not understand)

It looks like there is hope for America #Millennials

| February 28, 2017

Spotted this on my Facebook feed (was posted in 2016).

Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.
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