American Express
"They're entitled to set up their own rules the way they want them," said Tiger Woods, July 2002, when asked whether women should be allowed to join the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, home of the Masters tournament. Yes, they are. And when American Express pays millions in endorsements, it implies that more than just cards are accepted at some golf clubs.
Hello Phen-Fen Barbie
In 1989, Teen Talk Barbie proved to be the final straw. People who were already upset at Barbie's anorexic figure and her way of turning play into superficial consumerism couldn't believe their ears when Barbie's electric voice box giggled: "Math is hard!" Will Matel finaly release the latest version, Fatso Barbie, cackling "Ruth is Dead!"? Ruth Handler, creator of the Barbie doll, died April 27, 2002.
Round at Last
Dave Thomas passed away on January 8, 2002 from cancer of the liver. Mr. Thomas had a carcinoid tumor, which is a slow growing cancer, for more than a decade. grew to 4,800 restaurants in the United States and 34 countries by 1996. That year, Wendy's acquired the 1,200-store, Canadian-based Tim Hortons chain of coffee and fresh-baked goods.
Globa Cola
"A billion hours ago, human life appeared on earth. A billion minutes ago, Christianity emerged. A billion seconds ago, the Beatles changed music. A billion Coca-Colas ago was yesterday morning." -- Robert Goizueta, the late CEO of Coca-Cola, April 1997
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