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Hollywood DermaFleck

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Added: 02/26/2009

In 1967, George and Neal traveled to Hollywood, to start their business, "Skin Flakes of the Stars". They sold exactly what you think. People reacted exactly how you think. Surprisingly, years later they restarted the business but marketed the product as a high-protein, body sculpting, smoothie supplement called "Hollywood DermaFleck", and the company's success skyrocketed. You can buy a tub of it at your local GNC, Vitamin World, or Jiffy Lube.

Tags: 1967(3) business ventures(46) celebrities(69) smoothies(7)
Names Mentioned: gnc(1) hollywood(3) jiffy lube(1) vitamin world(1)
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Super Bowl: The Origin

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Added: 03/05/2009

In 1967 George and Neal shared the MVP award at the World Championship football game. When they were interviewed about their success, they were asked how they felt about their accomplishments and what their plans for the future were. Their response: "That was Super! [high five] Let's go bowling! [Another high five]" George and Neal then left and bowled 12 consecutive 300 games. However, when their interview was later printed in Sports Illustrated, they were misquoted as saying "That was a Super Bowl!". The name of the event stuck and ever since the World Championship of football has been known as the Super Bowl. Nobody cares about the 1440 consecutive pins they knocked down during their celebratory bowling spree.

Tags: 1967(3) awards and recognition(12) origin(24) sports(24)
Names Mentioned: sports illustrated(2) super bowl(1)
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I Had Another Dream

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Added: 12/12/2018

In 1940 George and Neal wrote and released a song entitled Dreaming of a Purple Christmas. The song was mildly successful and in 1941 Irving Berlin wrote a parody called White Christmas. Oddly, the parody went on to garner more success than the original. In 1948 Doye O'Dell recorded Blue Christmas, a direct statement in support of colored Christmas songs. Over the next few years a whole slew of Christmas songs were released, each one promoting segregation of holiday colors. Tensions rose and things finally came to a head in the 1960s with the extremely controversial 1966 Grateful Dead song, Rainbow Christmas. On December 24, 1967 Martin Luther King Jr. spoke to a throng of millions during a Christmas Eve march to the Capital Plaza Mall.

"I had another dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their Christmas snow, but by the contents of their presents. I had another dream that one day Christmases will be celebrated with snow of all colors; red, green, white, blue, black, gray, and yellow. OK, maybe not the yellow snow, but you see where I'm going with this..."


I Had Another Dream - Dr. King's "I Had Another Dream" speech isn't quite as well known as his previous speeches, but it was instrumental in promoting a multi-colored Christmas.  Today you can even buy multi-colored Christmas lights.

Dr. King's "I Had Another Dream" speech isn't quite as well known as his previous speeches, but it was instrumental in promoting a multi-colored Christmas. Today you can even buy multi-colored Christmas lights.

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Tags: 1940(1) 1941(1) 1948(3) 1960s(3) 1966(2) 1967(3) music(26) oh the colors!(1) our bands(9) we wrote that(3) yellow snow(1)
Names Mentioned: Doy O'Dell(1) dr. martin luther king jr.(1) grateful dead(1) irving berlin(1)
Entry Logged By: George - Photos by: George (1)

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