We’re Gonna Miss Ya, Duke

This is the 45th in a collection of newspaper ads written by Harry Gray, then CEO of United Technologies, that appeared in the Wall Street Journal from the late 1970s through the early 1980s. Here is the text from that ad. When you came riding into town, varmints scrambled, dance hall girls powdered their noses, … Continue reading We’re Gonna Miss Ya, Duke

Gray Matter: How We Perform as Individuals Will Determine How We Perform as a Nation

Every Monday for the past 18 months I have been posting and commenting on a collection of newspaper ads written by Harry Gray, then CEO of United Technologies, that appeared in the Wall Street Journal from the late 1970s through the early 1980s. Last week I wrote about the 75th, and final one, of those ads. … Continue reading Gray Matter: How We Perform as Individuals Will Determine How We Perform as a Nation

List of Images from ESPN’s “Images of the Century” video

In late 1999 ESPN ran a seven minute montage of great sports images from the past century on its SportsCenter program. The piece was set to music from the film Hoffa (movie) and Aerosmith’s “Dream on” and included many notable moments like the 1980 Miracle on Ice, the 1972 Black September assault on the Olympics, Kirk … Continue reading List of Images from ESPN’s “Images of the Century” video