No. 452: "Empower to the People!"

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July 11 2000 3:00 AM

No. 452: "Empower to the People!"

Her eyes ablaze with freedom's fire, corporate spokesperson Deb Magness assesses the importance to America's children of an imminent development: "It's empowered them in a way that they have always desired but haven't had an opportunity, until now." Which corporation is about to do what?

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Thursday's Question (No. 451)—"Smiley Phase":

Starting this week, the words "We love to see you smile!" will be heard much more often. Why?

"Serena Williams begins counseling."—Beth Sherman

"George W. Bush has now added unlimited trips to the salad bar for all last meals on death row."—Bill Scheft (Larry Amoros had a similar answer.)

"Because it's engraved on the rim of the Goblet of Fire."—Greg Diamond

"Is it the new slogan for the Gap? Is the Gap selling smiles? 'Everyone in smiles.' Works for me! I think I'll go get me one right now!"—Jennifer Weiner

"McProstitutes!"—Peter G. Eipers (similarly, Tim Carvell, Chris Troutt)

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