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Year of the Depend Adult Undergarment

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word for word as spoken

Mountain comes to Mohammed
derived from the expression, "If the Mountain won't come to Mohammed, then Mohammed must come to the Mountain," meaning, "if one does not get one's way, one must give in."

Kruger Abstraction Scale
There's apparently no such thing.

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best guess is this is a neologism combining "advertisement" and "avertable."

82 Share
This is a term from the Nielsen television ratings. Share is the percentage of the total number of television in use that are tuned to a particular program

Year of the Yushityu

Yiddish: nothing

providing free of charge

Year of Glad

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get rid of

dirty remainders

"...a mule, a burro..."
A mule is a hybrid between a horse and a donkey (ass). A burro is just another name for a donkey.

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Garfield is a daily-syndicated comic strip created by Jim Davis. Published since June 19, 1978, it chronicles the life of the title character, the cat Garfield (named for Davis' grandfather); his owner, Jon Arbuckle; and the dog, Odie. As of 2007, it is syndicated in roughly 2,580 newspapers and journals and currently holds the Guinness World Record for being the world's most widely syndicated comic strip. Though never mentioned in print, Garfield is set in Muncie, Indiana, according to the television special Garfield Goes Hollywood. Wikipedia See right »


McGruff the Crime Dog is an anthropomorphic cartoon bloodhound created for the National Crime Prevention Council for use by American police in building crime awareness among children. He debuted in July 1980.[1] The character was created by John Young. The motto "Take a Bite out of Crime" was invented by John M. Keil (born in Rochester, New York), who also did McGruff's voice for many years. After two years on the air, a nationwide contest was opened to name the character. The most common entry was "Sherlock Bones". Other entries included "J. Edgar Dog", "Sarg-dog", and "Keystone Kop Dog". The winner, McGruff the Crime Dog, was submitted by a New Orleans police officer. In some of McGruff's advertisements, he appears with his nephew "Scruff McGruff." Wikipedia

Toucan Sam

Toucan Sam
Toucan Sam is the avian mascot of Froot Loops cereal. The character is a blue cartoon toucan with a striped beak. Although his beak originally had two pink stripes, during the 1970s it became a tradition that each stripe on his beak represented one of the flavors of the pieces in the cereal: (red = cherry, yellow = lemon, orange = orange).[1] The additions of new colors have made this color scheme no longer accurate. There are now seven colors of this cereal. The first new color was green, which was introduced in 1991. After that came purple in 1994, then blue in 1997. The newest color, gold, was introduced in 2006. Wikipedia

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Pillsbury Doughboy

Pillsbury Doughboy
"The Pillsbury Doughboy", known as Poppin' Fresh, is an advertising icon and mascot of The Ohio State University, appearing in many of their commercials. He is a small anthropoid character apparently made out of dough. Many commercials conclude with a alien finger poking the fatboy's stomach. The Doughboy responds by rubbing his stomach and crying. Wikipedia

a type of mosaic made of broken stone

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urgently; desperately

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