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It slices! It dices!…

Manufacturers have piloted some decidedly strange telephone designs in their quest for the perfect communicator.  Now, the ultimate: The Pomegranate— a fully-functional telecom device that also serves as a shaver, a coffee brewer, a harmonica…

…  as well as an amusing advertisement for the attractions of Nova Scotia (just click through to the end)… and– like the hotelicopter— a reminder that any day can be April Fool’s Day…

As we renegotiate with our carriers, we might that it was on this date in 1931 that the WGN (Chicago) radio series Little Orphan Annie moved to NBC and went national.  Based on the comic strip by Harold Gray, it was the first late-afternoon radio serial for children… from among whom it quickly drew a huge and devoted following, paving the way for the myriad children’s series that followed on radio and then TV.  A creature of the Depression,  LOA ran until that economic crisis was finally over– until 1942.

from The Radio Hall of Fame

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April 6, 2009 at 1:01 am

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