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Monthly Archives: December, 2012

LABATT’S BEER AERO

WHAT A great use of advertising dollars! Here we are, about to celebrate the start of the year 2013 and, at the same time, remembering an advertising campaign that began … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · 3 Comments

AERO, LONG-HAUL

“IF YOU got it, a truck brought it.” And, if it came any distance, there’s a good chance that a long-haul 18-wheeler was involved. These are already among the most … Continue reading

December 30, 2012 · 3 Comments

JEFFERSON’S TOY BOX

WE’VE ALL heard that Thomas Jefferson was something of a renaissance man, a Leonardo da Vinci of his time. This is corroborated in the fine book, Passions, The Wines and … Continue reading

December 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

WASHINGTON EV FEE

STARTING FEBRUARY 1, 2013, the state of Washington will collect an additional $100 in annual registration fees from owners of road-going electric vehicles. This is seen as making EVs contribute … Continue reading

December 28, 2012 · 2 Comments

HENRI COANDĂ’S JET?

DID ROMANIAN Henri Coandă fly the world’s first jet aircraft? Or was it a ducted-fan design? Maybe it didn’t fly at all. The answer, at least in part, depends on whether … Continue reading

December 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

ENGLISH 101

AS IS evident from time to time, I am an unabashed Anglophile. Along these lines, here are three books that constitute English 101. (Not that these are in any way … Continue reading

December 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

CHRISTMAS EVE 2012

IN 1822, Clement C. Moore published A Visit From St. Nicholas. This wonderful poem sums up so many things about the holiday, from its image of the real Santa Claus … Continue reading

December 24, 2012 · 1 Comment