Richard Grayson

Richard Grayson is an elderly recluse who leaves his apartment only for daily mall-walks in Brooklyn's Kings Plaza Shopping Center. In 1979, his first book, With Hitler in New York, was called "really funny" by Liz Smith in The Daily News and "where avant-garde fiction goes when it turns into stand-up comedy" by Greil Marcus in Rolling Stone. It's all been downhill from there. A chronicle of his decline is at

Great Moments in Pantyhose Jurisprudence Since the 1959 invention of pantyhose, this single-garment combination of underpants and stockings has been mentioned time and again in the decisions of American appellate courts. Here are the highlights: In trademark dispute, pantyhose and tights not equivalent because pantyhose...
I Love Scrushy This unforgettable sitcom lasted six seasons, during which the wacky, dictatorial but lovable star, HealthSouth C.E.O. Richard M. (“Red”) Scrushy, stole millions and delighted millions more with his corporate shenanigans and auditing antics. The shows featured Scrushy’s zany attempts to...
Girl with Pearl Drops Toothpaste “Girl With Pearl Drops Toothpaste” (1978) One of the finest of Ed Kligenstein’s commercials for Doyle Dane Bernbach, this sixty-second spot creates a mood defined by the radiant, all-American glow of the girl as she turns toward the viewer to...

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