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Ben & Jerry’s Introduces Ice Cream-Filled Burrito with Apple Ad Parody

On April 20, a holiday for people who like appetite enhancers, Ben & Jerry’s is debuting an ice cream-filled burrito in its scoop shops. Sorry, I meant “BRRR-ito”, “We’re always on the hunt for new ways to eat our ice …

Apple’s Iconic, Creepy 1984 Ad Turns 30 Apple’s Iconic, Creepy 1984 Ad Turns 30

On January 22nd, 1984, Apple unveiled one of the most famous advertisements of all time on the biggest night in advertising. The minute-long commercial would introduce the Macintosh personal computer and would only be shown once, on CBS, during the …

1984 Book Sales Spike Due To NSA Scandal
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Nearly everyone knows what the phrase “Big Brother” means in a political discussion – a government that keeps a close eye on its people’s comings and goings, a surveillance state. Surprisingly few people these days know that the phrase comes …

NSA Chief Denies Existence Of Domestic Spying Program NSA Chief Denies Existence Of Domestic Spying Program

The National Security Agency, at least according to it’s Web site, “exists to protect the nation.” A recent Wired article claimed that the agency had taken up a new duty – spying on American citizens. In an article titled, “The …