Dexatrim, Google and Copperfield


The three kids pictured here have one thing in common, they are all wearing our fine and fashionable Magic sweater vests. 

We love trying to find the common denominator between diverse things.

That’s how we stumbled upon a strange link between very diverse people.

We never heard of the web site
American Profile but stumbled across it during one of our late-night "let’s
just see" experiments on Google.

Maybe you’ve done this before or
maybe you haven’t.  How’s that for
stating a truism? 

Anyway, we were getting punchy and
down to our last Diet Coke and over-the-counter diet supplements (purchased
well-before the FDA decided Americans couldn’t handle Dexatrim  made with
real-live ephedra (circa 2003)).

So we decided to find those pages containing the following terms: "George
Peppard," "David Copperfield," and "Lindsay Lohan." 

Try it for yourself and you’ll be just as horrified.   

You’ll arrive at this link in the
number one position: http://www.americanprofile.com/issues/20060716/20060716_5293.asp.  (You may get a link to the page at the
American Profile web site that contains this link in the side column depending
on when you perform the search).

Here are the questions answered by
the Ask American Profile writer:

Is Lindsay Lohan really singing in the new movie A Prairie Home
Companion, or is she lip-synching, like actors often do?

 -H. Hailey, Burlington,
Iowa

She’s really singing, as are all the cast members in the movie, a fictional
comedy-drama built around the long-running radio show. Her co-stars-and fellow
singers-include Lily Tomlin, Meryl Streep and Woody Harrelson. Lohan, whose
other movies include Freaky Friday, Herbie Fully Loaded and Mean Girls,
actually has been singing since she was a tot and has released four CDs,
including last year’s A Little More Personal (Raw).

Whatever happened to George Peppard?
 -Carolyn Shult, Sunbury,
Pa.

Actor George Peppard, who appeared in dozens of
movies and television shows, died of pneumonia two months after his last TV
appearance, in an episode of Matlock, in 1994. He was 65.

What’s become of illusionist-magician David
Copperfield? He just seems to have . . . disappeared!

 -A.D. Clark, Sioux Falls,
S.D.

The illusionist keeps busy touring more than 300
days a year. He recently put his hocus-pocus to practical use by foiling a
would-be robber in West Palm Beach,
Fla., making his wallet, cell
phone and passport "disappear" rather than handing them over at gunpoint.
Copperfield’s Project Magic is a rehabilitative program established in 1982
that provides therapy to disabled patients through sleight-of-hand magic.

We weren’t troubled by the apparent disbelief that Miss Lohan can sing.  We were very troubled by the subjects of the
two "what ever happened to" questions.
Are readers actually unaware that George Peppard died more than ten
years ago?  If that is the case, how
should we read the similar question for the very much alive Mr.
Copperfield? 

We’ve stroked Mr. Copperfield in the past for his outstanding PR
machine.  For our money, there’s none
better at drumming up excitement and ticket sales for each stop on his yearly
world-tour. 

Imagine Mr. Copperfield’s disappointment upon learning his very existence is
as uncertain as former A-Team Star Mr. Peppard or the singing ability of
two-time Gold Record recipient, Miss Lohan.

We hope Mr. Copperfield has better things to do whilst riding on his
internet-equipped tour bus than to search for the 138 web pages mentioning Miss
Lohan, Mr. Peppard and himself. 

Of course, we now realize this page will be contained in the link results for
this special search set.  We’ve probably
committed some time-space faux-pas.  It’s
probably similar to the prohibition against changing history if you happen to
use a time-machine. 

We’re wild, we can’t be held to convention.
But right now, we’re tired and feel the dramatic drop-off of
ephedra-boosted Diet Coke running up in our poorly positioned physiological
rear-view mirror. 

Sleep tight.


The three kids pictured here have one thing in common, they are all wearing our fine and fashionable Magic sweater vests. 

We love trying to find the common denominator between diverse things.

That’s how we stumbled upon a strange link between very diverse people.

We never heard of the web site
American Profile but stumbled across it during one of our late-night "let’s
just see" experiments on Google.

Maybe you’ve done this before or
maybe you haven’t.  How’s that for
stating a truism? 

Anyway, we were getting punchy and
down to our last Diet Coke and over-the-counter diet supplements (purchased
well-before the FDA decided Americans couldn’t handle Dexatrim  made with
real-live ephedra (circa 2003)).

So we decided to find those pages containing the following terms: "George
Peppard," "David Copperfield," and "Lindsay Lohan." 

Try it for yourself and you’ll be just as horrified.   

You’ll arrive at this link in the
number one position: http://www.americanprofile.com/issues/20060716/20060716_5293.asp.  (You may get a link to the page at the
American Profile web site that contains this link in the side column depending
on when you perform the search).

Here are the questions answered by
the Ask American Profile writer:

Is Lindsay Lohan really singing in the new movie A Prairie Home
Companion, or is she lip-synching, like actors often do?

 -H. Hailey, Burlington,
Iowa

She’s really singing, as are all the cast members in the movie, a fictional
comedy-drama built around the long-running radio show. Her co-stars-and fellow
singers-include Lily Tomlin, Meryl Streep and Woody Harrelson. Lohan, whose
other movies include Freaky Friday, Herbie Fully Loaded and Mean Girls,
actually has been singing since she was a tot and has released four CDs,
including last year’s A Little More Personal (Raw).

Whatever happened to George Peppard?
 -Carolyn Shult, Sunbury,
Pa.

Actor George Peppard, who appeared in dozens of
movies and television shows, died of pneumonia two months after his last TV
appearance, in an episode of Matlock, in 1994. He was 65.

What’s become of illusionist-magician David
Copperfield? He just seems to have . . . disappeared!

 -A.D. Clark, Sioux Falls,
S.D.

The illusionist keeps busy touring more than 300
days a year. He recently put his hocus-pocus to practical use by foiling a
would-be robber in West Palm Beach,
Fla., making his wallet, cell
phone and passport "disappear" rather than handing them over at gunpoint.
Copperfield’s Project Magic is a rehabilitative program established in 1982
that provides therapy to disabled patients through sleight-of-hand magic.

We weren’t troubled by the apparent disbelief that Miss Lohan can sing.  We were very troubled by the subjects of the
two "what ever happened to" questions.
Are readers actually unaware that George Peppard died more than ten
years ago?  If that is the case, how
should we read the similar question for the very much alive Mr.
Copperfield? 

We’ve stroked Mr. Copperfield in the past for his outstanding PR
machine.  For our money, there’s none
better at drumming up excitement and ticket sales for each stop on his yearly
world-tour. 

Imagine Mr. Copperfield’s disappointment upon learning his very existence is
as uncertain as former A-Team Star Mr. Peppard or the singing ability of
two-time Gold Record recipient, Miss Lohan.

We hope Mr. Copperfield has better things to do whilst riding on his
internet-equipped tour bus than to search for the 138 web pages mentioning Miss
Lohan, Mr. Peppard and himself. 

Of course, we now realize this page will be contained in the link results for
this special search set.  We’ve probably
committed some time-space faux-pas.  It’s
probably similar to the prohibition against changing history if you happen to
use a time-machine. 

We’re wild, we can’t be held to convention.
But right now, we’re tired and feel the dramatic drop-off of
ephedra-boosted Diet Coke running up in our poorly positioned physiological
rear-view mirror. 

Sleep tight.

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