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Lucky Strike [since appearing prominently in “Mad Men”] THEN Once this best-selling brand in the United States (and the cigarette of choice for Don Johnson’s character on “Miami Vice”) was selling 23 billion cigarettes a year. NOW Its seemingly omnipresent place in Don Draper’s hands may not be the direct cause, but sales have grown […]

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Just follow the clues in this name-frequency chart from Wedding Crunchers. Has the Times told Duke the honeymoon is over?  

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“Yes, Nascar was born in the Bible Belt South. And racing and religion are inseparable. Each weekly driver’s meeting ends with a prayer and every pre-race ceremony includes an invocation…. “But… it’s one of the oddities of Nascar: Many of the people who cover the sport happen to be Jewish…. “Many of us are based around the Nascar […]

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“In the complex and not entirely complete process of reconciliation after the Civil War… the idea that ‘now, we are all Americans’ served to whitewash the actions of the rebels. The most egregious example of this was the naming of United States Army bases after Confederate generals. “Today there are at least 10 of them. […]

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“The carvers splash the pulled pork with the house barbecue sauce, which balances sugar with vinegar and mustard; [restaurant owner Hugh]  Mangum calls it Texalina because it blends the styles of Texas and North Carolina….” — From “Big League BBQ Arrives,” restaurant review by Pete Wells in the New York Times (March 5) Not unexpectedly, […]

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