Monthly Archives: August 2011

DFHC 8/31/2011

Dear Friends: Yesterday, hidden symbols in corporate logos segued into optical illusions…and that was so much fun, I’m-a-gonna do Part 2 today. I scouted around the internet to find some doozies, and I think I’ve succeeded. Not that the “traditional” … Continue reading

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DFHC 8/30/2011

Dear Cool Daddy: Have you seen those websites that collect hidden images in well-known corporate logos? I can’t believe I never saw the arrow in FedEx! But what do you call this flip/flop phenomenon? I want to say foreground and … Continue reading

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DFHC 8/29/2011

Memos from Ask Cool Daddy Memo: I call them “classynyms,” and I don’t like them…never have. Poofed-up excuses for words that are supposed to impart a sense of what? sophistication? gentility  swelligance? Instead, they end up looking pretentious and downright … Continue reading

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G4BB 33: Habless Habsburgs

Habless Habsburgs 33.1  I had intended that to be “Hapless Hapsburgs,” only to discover that I’d gotten the name wrong all these years. Not that I thought about them more than once or twice in 60 years…but still, that can … Continue reading

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DFHC 8/27/2011

Dodo Lack Days Dear Cool Daddy: I was just a kid during the 1950s, so what did I know? But was it really the bland, boring, conservative, conformist decade that everybody seems to think it was?  …from Cutter in Kalamazoo … Continue reading

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DFHC 8/26/2011

Yet Still More Ask Cool Daddy Dear Cool Daddy: You recently mentioned Jubilee Dunbar and Chubby Dean…I too sort of “collect” interesting sports names. Imagine my surprise to discover that Jesse Owens Hickman was a white guy! Does that make … Continue reading

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DFHC 8/25/2011

Still More Ask Cool Daddy Dear Cool Daddy: Ever heard of someone from the Sixties named Gypsy Boots?  …from Moon Child, Topanga Canyon, CA Dear Moonie: Let me start out on a seemingly unrelated topic and segue my way in. … Continue reading

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