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Newsletter #127

July 19, 2000

Greetings Accumulators!

This is an Interim Newsletter. Explanation at the end.

FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF WHY DON'T THEY STOP MAKING FILMS AND JUST GO DIRECTLY TO THE MERCHANDISING CAMPAIGN?
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Dreamworks Pictures has established a website, and for five days only (ending last Friday) it included the opening sequence of their film, "Chicken Run". The film clip was the draw to entice you to the site so they could provide you with links to their "Chicken Run" merchandise, available for sale on Amazon.com, along with an auction of limited edition "Chicken Run" chairs on eBay. Guess the more than $50 million the picture earned during its first two weeks wasn't enough. There's more meat on them chicken bones.

BOVINE CATASTROPHE DEPARTMENT
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Trixie The Cow, famous for her gripping performance - as a cow - in Mel Gibson's "The Patriot", is no more. It seems the unfortunate Trixie was struck by lightning, a not unusual event in livestock life.
Some of the cows in New York City haven't fared much better. The one in the playground near where we live first lost her ears to the vandals, and then disappeared entirely - to that massive bovine workroom somewhere in the bowels of the city, no doubt. Behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is the Farmer Cow or Goat Cow. I can't decide. She's wearing a massive beard. Maybe she's just the Hormonally Abnormal Cow. Anyway, she used to have a straw hat, but now it's gone, leaving her looking like nothing so much as a Foaming At The Mouth Rabid Cow. But, the most sympathy-inspiring (okay, moooving) cow of all is the Van Gogh-ish one with the city skyline on it. When I went by the other day, a fly was sitting on the Chrysler building, gleefully rubbing his legs together. Poor Cow, fiberglass cud-chewer that she is, couldn't even flick him off with her tail.

Artie and I are hitting the road to points west, Accumulators, at dawn tomorrow, and I won't be back in The Apple until August 1. I'm taking the laptop with me, but I'm not making any promises. If I don't get a Newsletter out before I return, I'll write then. In the meantime, hit those yard sales and flea markets. Enjoy the hot weather. Drink lots of water. Happy hunting!

Best,
Judith

2000 Judith Katz-Schwartz. All rights reserved.
Antiques and Collectibles Newsletter #127
U.S. Library of Congress
ISSN 1520-4464

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