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lilredrooster
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March 31st, 2022 at 5:47:22 AM permalink
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Ah, Atlantic City: where dreams go to die.

Those interested in AC and its checkered (OK, corrupt) history which led to casinos coming to town in the seventies really should read the seminal book on the subject, Ovid Demaris' "The Boardwalk Jungle."

https://www.amazon.com/Boardwalk-Jungle-Ovid-Demaris/dp/055305130X

It talks about the corruption, the white washing, the mob and of course Trump.

I love how NJ denied a casino license to Hugh Hefner on moral grounds yet they didn't care if the applicants were mobbed up: classic NJ.
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the 1980 movie "Atlantic City" is about some of that stuff - not nearly as much detail as the book - it has gotten great reviews

it's the only movie I've ever seen that got 5 stars on the Rotten Tomatoes site




this pic shows how popular A.C. was in its' heyday long before casinos:

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avianrandy
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April 1st, 2022 at 12:40:48 AM permalink
Anybody remember back in the 80s when a and w Introduced the 1/3 pound burger to compete with the quarter pounder? It flopped because people thought the quarter pounder had more meat.
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April 1st, 2022 at 3:58:45 AM permalink
Quote: avianrandy

Anybody remember back in the 80s when a and w Introduced the 1/3 pound burger to compete with the quarter pounder? It flopped because people thought the quarter pounder had more meat.
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(sigh) A "5+ ounce burger!" likely would have had the same problem.

Some people would have known that 15 is bigger than 5, and others would have known that 25 is bigger than 5.
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April 1st, 2022 at 9:08:29 AM permalink
Maybe they should have called it "The Third Burger" Although, sounds too close to turd burger.
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April 1st, 2022 at 9:22:52 AM permalink
They should have renamed it the "Quarter Pound Plus."

Or just gone completely overboard with advertising and really dumbed it down -- showing some A&W guy in a classroom teaching a bunch of adults, pointing at a chalkboard; "Okay, class, repeat after me... 1/3 is more than 1/4.... 1/3 is more than 1/4... 1/3 is more than 1/4... A&W's 1/3 pound burger is bigger than McDonald's 1/4 pound burger...." etc., etc., etc.

The advertising possibilities are endless. They should have really leaned into the fact that people didn't get it at first and used it to their advantage.
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April 1st, 2022 at 9:48:21 AM permalink
I think the competition was probably wise to highlight that their 1/3rd pound burgers were ThickBurgers.
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April 1st, 2022 at 12:54:12 PM permalink
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when I was about 11 - there was a little dive in Baltimore

the owner paid off the little kids in cash on the pinball machines - they could trade in their free games for cash

he was a great hero to all the little kids that hung out there

one time I came out of that joint - I had scored $1.75 - I thought I was big time - my chest was all puffed out and I had a lot of swag


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