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wikipedia.org — The McDonaldland line saw significant changes during this period. Notably, Grimace, who was introduced as an evil villain, was revamped in 1974 to be one of the good guys. Then, in 1977, the Uncle O'Grimacey character was introduced for a brief promotion for Shamrock Shakes around St. Patrick's Day.
grantland.com — The unstoppable Richard Simmons By Bryan Curtis on He's here," the manager of the fitness studio said. A glow had been spotted. An aura had been detected. I turned and saw Richard Simmons standing in the doorway. His eyes were closed and his right arm caressed the doorjamb in the style of a '40s movie starlet.
theawl.com — 11 Madison is either a very good restaurant or the absolute best restaurant in New York City. It depends on whom you ask. But don't ask me: I've only had a drink at 11 Madison, and that drink was a Long Island Iced Tea.
newrepublic.com — In the mid-nineties, I was a college student who wore steel-toed boots and flannel shirts that swallowed my frame, and I spent my days in courtyards and coffee shops talking about boys, and philosophy, and the philosophy of boys.
wikimedia.org — Description Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon, by Sir Thomas Lawrence (died 1830). See source website for additional information. This set of images was gathered by User:Dcoetzee from the National Portrait Gallery, London website using a special tool.
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