TCS: It Was the Best of Times – Rocky and Bullwinkle

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“Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure;
not higher fortune, but deeper felicity.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way . . .

Charles Dickens — opening lines of A Tale of Two Cities 


On November 19, 1959, Rocky & His Friends — a television show made in Los Angeles, “City of Angels” — debuted on ABC-TV 

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Also on November 19, 1959, in Detroit, “Motor City USA” — the Ford Motor Company announced the end of production of the Edsel, after losing $350 million on the unpopular car   (maybe part of the problem was this sexist ad?)

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About wordcloud9

Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for the past 45 years, spending much of that time commuting on the 405 Freeway. After Hollywood failed to appreciate her genius for acting and directing, she began a second career managing non-profits, from which she has retired. Nona has now resumed writing whatever comes into her head, instead of reports and pleas for funding. She lives in a small house overrun by books with her wonderful husband and a bewildered Border Collie.
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