Grey Poupon is a Dijon mustard made by Kraft Foods. Currently the best-selling Dijon-style mustard in the United States, it gained some notoriety from a late-80’s commercial in which a Rolls Royce pulls up alongside another Rolls Royce, and a passenger in one (played by Ian Richardson) asks a passenger in the other (Paul Eddington), “Pardon me, would you have any Grey Poupon?” The commercial has been satirized in the popular 1992 movie Wayne’s World and in the popular sitcom Married… with Children.
Pole Position is a racing video game released in 1982 by Namco, the creators of Pac-Man. In Pole Position, the player has to complete a lap in a certain amount of time in order to qualify for an F1 race at the Fuji Racetrack. After qualifying, the player has to face other cars in a championship race.
Created by the company Liggett & Myers, L&M is a brand of cigarettes produced by Philip Morris Companies Inc., now known as Altria Group. They aren’t very common in the continental US, but are sold almost everywhere in Puerto Rico, Israel and Egypt. They are also widely available in Europe.
Lung cancer is the malignant transformation and expansion of lung tissue, and is the most lethal of all cancers worldwide, responsible for 1.2 million deaths annually. It is caused predominantly by cigarette smoking, and predominantly affected men, but with increased smoking among women, it is now the leading cause of death due to cancer in women. However, some people who have never smoked still get lung cancer.
Kool-Aid was invented by a Gerard and Edwin Perkins in Hastings, Nebraska. Its predecessor was a liquid concentrate called Fruit Smack. To reduce shipping costs, in 1927, Perkins discovered a way to remove the liquid from Fruit Smack, leaving only a powder. This powder was named Kool-Ade (and a few years later, Kool-Aid due to a change in government regulations regarding the need for fruit juice in products using the term “Ade”). Perkins moved his production to Chicago in 1931 and Kool-Aid was sold to General Foods in 1953.
Skateboarding is the act of riding on or performing tricks with a skateboard. A person who skateboards is referred to as a skateboarder or skater.
Skateboarding is a relatively modern sportâ€”it originated as “sidewalk surfing” in the United Statesâ€”particularly Californiaâ€”in the 1950s. A key skateboarding trick, the ollie, was only developed in the late 1970s.
Wendy’s is a chain of fast food restaurants founded by Dave Thomas based in Dublin, Ohio and owned by the American corporation Wendy’s International, Inc. There are over 6,700 Wendy’s restaurants worldwide.
In 1970, Wendy’s was the first fast-food chain to offer a drive-through window. Implemented initially at Wendy’s second location, the “Pick-Up Window” used a speaker box to allow a customer to drive up, place an order, then drive to the window to complete the order.
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (abbreviated USSR Russian: Союз Советских Социалистических Республик; tr.: Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik, SSSR), more commonly known as the Soviet Union, was a constitutionally socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991.
A fashion show is an event put on by a fashion designer to showcase his or her upcoming line of clothing. In a typical fashion show, models walk the runway dressed in the clothing created by the designer.
William Henry “Bill” Cosby, Jr., Ed.D. (born July 12, 1937) is an American actor, comedian, television producer, and activist.
His good-natured, fatherly image has made him a popular personality and earned him the nickname of “America’s Black Dad,” and he has also been a sought-after spokesman for products like Jell-O Pudding, Kodak film, Coca-Cola, and the defunct retail chain Service Merchandise.
New Coke was the unofficial name of the sweeter formulation introduced in 1985 by The Coca-Cola Company to replace its flagship soft drink, Coca-Cola or Coke. Properly speaking, it had no separate name of its own, but was simply the new version of Coke, until 1992 when it was renamed Coca-Cola II.