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Saturday, December 31, 2016

No Agenda-The Saturday Memo

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Happy New Year 2017

Dear Producers,
As another year passes you can look back on 2016 and decide how good or bad a year it was. A lot of people are complaining that 2016 was the worst year ever and good riddance. These people all tend to have a couple of things in common. They are Hillary supporters and often slaves to the celebrity culture.

Hillary lost the election and a lot of celebrities died. Making matters worse, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie split up. This is the life of too many people. Their caring is directed at celebrities they’ve never met and probably never seen in real-life. Yet they care soooo much.

So what is the point of having the public emotionally involved with celebrities? To promote the corporate interests of Hollywood and the entertainment industry, of course.

This is why ABC could do a 2-hour wrap of the year with a straight face and make it almost exclusively about show business.
Show business in its various forms easily tops $300 billion annually in revenues not including a lot of ancillary revenues streams. Celebrity worship is part of the marketing mechanism.

Your No Agenda Show will wrap up 2016 better than the big networks because there are no pressures from commercial interests like this. You get a realistic rundown from No Agenda.
2016 was marked by some of the greatest hoax photos ever. 2017 will be better.
Know this: there are plenty of entities and many individuals who want to see No Agenda fail. It comes up in conversations and there is an entire Reddit group dedicated to ragging on the show. When we discuss promotion of the show with professional PR people, instead of them seeing a fabulous effort, they try and convince us to sell out to commercial interests. It’s incredible what advice we are given, none of it good for the future of the show.

Only through your personal support can we do this much needed show. You love the show already, show some support and let’s go into 2017 with a bang.
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This will get the New Year off to a good start. And you can be certain that tomorrow’s show, which will include a discussion of the idiotic “hack” in Vermont, will be a doozy

Your co-host
John C. Dvorak
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Photo Gallery.Antique New Years Postcards and Images.
The car is always involved.
Hard to tell when the "tradition" of mailing out these greeting cards waned. Early post cards were called penny post cards because they cost one cent to mail. Probably the increase in costs made a difference.
Father time shows up early in the 1900's. Young girls seemed to be thematic instead of today's baby.
The crazy French topper.
There were a lot of directions to go with the imagery. It eventually boiled down to "Father" time and the newborn with the big smile. These came in-between.
Lots of weird symbolism. Generally creepy. A classic.
From Germany when they never heard of "trigger warnings."
A turning point in 1910 and with the thematic Zeppelin.
Peculiar 1911 card with the pigs tails used for the numbers.
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