I'd Like to teach the World to Sing...

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For the next few weeks, we're going to concentrate on one of the biggest collectibles on the planet: Coca-Cola

Sit back, pour yourself a coke, and check out a vintage 1970's coca-cola commerical:



The History of Coca-Cola:

In May, 1886, Coca Cola was invented by Doctor John Pemberton a pharmacist from Atlanta, Georgia. John Pemberton concocted the Coca Cola formula in a three legged brass kettle in his backyard. The name was a suggestion given by John Pemberton's bookkeeper Frank Robinson. Being a bookkeeper, Frank Robinson also had excellent penmanship. It was he who first scripted "Coca Cola" into the flowing letters which has become the famous logo of today. The soft drink was first sold to the public at the soda fountain in Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta on May 8, 1886.

About nine servings of the soft drink were sold each day. Sales for that first year added up to a total of about $50. The funny thing was that it cost John Pemberton over $70 in expanses, so the first year of sales were a loss.

Until 1905, the soft drink, marketed as a tonic, contained extracts of cocaine as well as the caffeine-rich kola nut. - compliments of about.com

- more about coke on our next post...

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Which Star Wars EU Character are you?

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The Star Wars Expanded Universe Character Selector



Is your Character here?

 

May the Force be with You...

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I'm pretty sure I've heard it all now...

Obi-Wan Kenobi...The Prisoner?

"It's always nice when a fellow Star Wars fan can help make a good impression for the rest of us. This guy is not one of those fans. Apparently a prisoner in the Wakefield, West Yorks (UK) high-security jail doing life for attempted murder is a huge Star Wars fan. So much that he officially changed his name to Obi-Wan Kenobi. I'm sure Ewan McGregor is as proud of this as he is his work on the PT. Click here for the full story at Mirror.co.uk." - courtesy of TheForce.Net

Do you suppose he has any of these?

 

A Long Time Ago....

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In a Galaxy far, far away...maybe even a longer time ago than we all realize...We posted about Star Wars. Who can forget it?....30 years ago, standing in line, (in the rain in my case) waiting to see a movie that has now become an institution unto itself. Children whose parents themselves were children when the original movies came out love these movies today...they're classics - especially the originals (the new ones, notsomuch in my opinion, but they do have their place and followings).

If you've ever wanted to be in a Star Wars movie, here's your chance (even if it's just a clip to put onto your Christmas card DVD's!) Star Wars Mashups. If you're even more into Star Wars and don't yet have a blog, you can get your own personal Star Wars blog for free at Star Wars Blog.

Entertainment Weekly even touts that a Star Wars TV series is in the works read about it - of course, the writer's strike is sure to gum up the works for this project.

With all the great Star Wars stuff out there, you're sure to need more collectibles...right?? Check ours out!

 

We're Baaaacck!

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We've been gone for a while...well more than a while. The important thing is that we're back and will be going strong now....

Real, honest-to-goodness post on Monday!

See you then!