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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | August 29, 1994
Tonight, for a change, all the action is on broadcast TV, not cable. However, as action goes, it's pretty lethargic. In fact, it's barely kinetic: the evening is dominated by reruns and "Write-Off Theater."* "The Nanny" (8-8:30 p.m., Channel 11) -- When things are this slow on TV, the "little things" become more noteworthy, such as the fact that Patti LaBelle guest stars on tonight's repeat to sing "New Attitude." See? That's 39 words on this item alone. CBS.* "Dave's World" (8:30-9 p.m., Channel 11)
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By MILTON KENT | February 8, 1996
How times change.It's been 25 years since Fred "Mad Dog" Carter played in the backcourt for the old Baltimore Bullets in front of half-filled houses at the Civic Center, but the passage of time hasn't diminished Carter's fondness for the city."
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By Chau Lam and Chau Lam,New York Bureau | December 19, 1992
NEW YORK -- Peter Visceglia had just spent $4,000 for a piece of fine art: a drawing of a round-headed, big-eared, gap-toothed Valentine named Alfred E. Neuman.What, him worry? "You can't put a price on your childhood," he said happily at Christie's auction house yesterday.About 200 die-hard MAD fans flooded Christie's, hoping to walk out with favorite covers and cartoons from a magazine famous for its comic cynicism.More than 300 pieces of the original artwork, published from 1966 to 1975, went on sale.
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By Erin Aubry Kaplan | March 20, 2008
I'm mad. Let me qualify that - I'm black and mad. The mad I'm talking about I inherited from generations of black people before me. I learned early in life that this mad is not curable (not yet) but that I could manage it. But sometimes I get flare-ups of anger that defy management. I've been having such moments as Sen. Barack Obama has publicly rebuked remarks made by his longtime pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Pastor Wright has been vilified for excerpts of sermons in which he's said some fairly outlandish things (for example, that "we" - America - started AIDS)
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By MIKE LITTWIN | October 28, 1994
The '90s are finally taking shape -- and in the most peculiar and unexpected ways.It's the decade when sex is out and John Travolta is back in. You explain it.What's more confusing, though, is that in these days of the information superhighway and CD-ROMs and cappuccino makers, it's that old reliable, nearly obsolete instrument -- the radio -- that has emerged pre-eminent.Go figure.It's radio, of course, that gives us talk radio. And talk radio is now the most powerful political force in the country.
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April 15, 1997
NOTHING IS CERTAIN in this life except death and cries every April 15 that the taxpayers of this country are mad as hell at the Internal Revenue Service. This year, a couple of Republicans will dump the tax code into Boston Harbor before paying obeisance to environmental political correctness by hauling it back up. What they overlook is the symbolic futility of their protest. For every tax reform proposal that is simple and reasonable, there seems to be a simple and reasonable litany about why it won't work.
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By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,London Bureau | October 10, 1993
LONDON -- The question of just how barmy George III really was has vexed physicians, politicians, playwrights, historians and just plain gossips for two centuries."
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | January 2, 2004
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Mike Volkman is proud to be a carnivore. But there are times when a slab of meat won't cut it and the big man's appetite can only be satiated by a brain sandwich. Not even the threat posed by the first known case of mad cow disease in the United States can keep the 60-year-old insurance agent from fried cow brains on a bun. "Mad cow has me a little shaky," Volkman said recently while seated at a corner table at the Hilltop Inn here, looking at a plate-sized brain sandwich.
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By Robin J. Holt | March 3, 1992
SO EVERYONE is mad as hell, and nobody's going to take it any more.For those with short memories, the above is a paraphrase of the most famous line from the 1976 film, "Network," the climax of which was Peter Finch as "the mad prophet of the airwaves" summoning his viewers to their open windows to cry their collective rage to the heavens. A video Jeremiah.The biblical allusion to an impending apocalypse is always just below the surface of "Network" (still a popular item at the video stores)
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By Carolyn Johnson and Carolyn Johnson,New York Times News Service | August 19, 2005
Nearly two centuries after King George III famously mistook a large tree for a Prussian king, produced red- and blue-tinged urine, and died blind, deaf and mad, scientists are still finalizing his diagnosis. In 1969, a mother-and-son team of psychiatrists with a penchant for diagnosing deranged, dead celebrities, suggested that the king suffered from a hereditary disorder called porphyria. The diagnosis stuck, and the British king's legacy brought fame to the rare metabolic disease -- though it remained hotly contested.
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