i was never a huge fan of ny cosmos striker giorgio chinaglia but was sad to hear that he died of a heart attack today.
he was a prolific goal scorer but i didnt appreciate his style of play. i guess when you are 10yo players strike your fancy or they dont. maybe it was his self-serving "italian" demeanor but more likely he lacked the flair of the brazilians or the industry of the dutch and german players.
but i did attend his soccer academy when i was in sixth grade and somewhere have a picture he took with all the campers. that was his sole interaction with us, coptered in, sat for photos and off he went.
and off he goes....
With us the two great divisions of society are not the rich and poor, but white and black; and all the former, the poor as well as the rich, belong to the upper class.
The producers of the 1953 feature film Stalag 17, a World War II prisoner of war film released by Paramount Pictures (which now owns the DVD rights to Hogan's Heroes), unsuccessfully sued Bing Crosby Productions for infringement.[not in citation given] In his book, My War, Andy Rooney, who was a friend of Don Bevan and Ed Trzcinski—the authors of the original Stalag 17 play—relates that "...someone at CBS apparently ripped off their idea and made a television series called Hogan's Heroes of it. The television program had too many similarities in character and plot to be coincidental, and when Don and Ed sued the network they won a huge award."
Cooper is smart enough to be a coward. He knows what was true then and, sadly, is still true today. Will white consumers abandon a product once its brand is too black? Yes, they will. Will black consumers abandon a product once its brand is too black? Yes, not wanting to be stereotyped, they will. Even as multicultural image campaigns rightly lobby for more and better black representation in commercials, and as much as America now embraces the endorsement of certain black celebrities, the politically incorrect truth is that there’s a tipping point. The moment a product is “ghetto,” white consumers are gone—and then black consumers are gone, too.