The Rise, Fall, and Rise of Cadillac

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Cadillac has had a long, turbulent history in the United States. When it was up, it was the go-to luxury car in the U.S.; when it was down, it was little more than an afterthought in the American conscience. Despite its ups and downs, Cadillac is still here and is surging, once again, into the national conscience. Below is a brief history of the rise, fall, and subsequent rise of the Cadillac brand.

The Glory Years

From the 1930s through the early 1970s Cadillac was a symbol of the American dream. During its hey-day, owning a Cadillac meant those three-martini lunches had paid off, and that you were well on your way to having the keys to the executive washroom. It meant that you had game and that you were a force to be reckoned with. You were Frank Sinatra and Super Fly and Don Draper rolled into one.

Elvis Presley was a huge fan of Cadillac, even going so far as to make a special trip to Houston, Texas to buy a 1956 El Dorado.

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Picture of the Day: Alicia Lucik next to a waterfall

Alicia Lucik shows off her assets in a thong bikini as she poses next to a waterfall in a beautiful pool.

Alicia Lucik next to a waterfall


24 Blog 9.9: Catch Me Now I’m Falling

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This is not hyperbole, though it might be forgetfulness: this might be Jack Bauer’s finest hour.

He saved Big Dick Heller by using a trick from the playbook of the 1994 movie “Speed,” which is to hack the camera feed and create a continuous loop that the terrorist won’t notice (until they do). Then he landed a helicopter on Mommie Dearest’s building, because stealth (which is to say, everyone in the building should have heard this coming). Then he rappelled down the building and worked his way into their fortress through the window.

That setup makes me want to write one of those click whore-type tag lines now. You know, the one that doesn’t tell you what happens next, but makes sure you know that you absolutely need to click on this link right now, dude! (You see these on Facebook 100 times a day.) I’m new at this, so here goes:

“This soldier is one step away from death. What happens next is amazing.”

How did I do? Don’t answer that, it’s a trick question: those tag lines all suck.

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Feeling Lucky at the Falls? Check Out Niagara’s Best Casinos

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Next to visiting the falls and experiencing the myriad activities that the Niagara area has to offer, for many people the most exciting experience of all is a visit to the casinos. For many visitors from the United States, where gambling is restricted, a visit to a casino in Niagara can be one of the main highlights of a vacation.

In addition to hundreds of gaming tables throughout several properties, many of the casinos offer exquisite fine dining options, comedy clubs, live music shows, and so much more. Patrons may also indulge in spa experiences and luxury shopping in the casino complex. With so much fun to be had, it’s no wonder that Niagara’s casinos are consistently described as the highlight of many visitors’ experiences.

It is sometimes difficult to decide which casino to visit, especially if time is a factor. Here we will break down some of the highlights of each property, so guests can choose the option that best suits them, then visit this website to choose the perfect package.

Niagara Falls Fallsview Casino

Does a casino the size of three football fields sound appealing? If so, the Fallsview Casino is right up your alley. This impressively sized casino has everything for a gambler, whether a beginner or a seasoned tournament veteran. Over one hundred tables offer games such as baccarat, roulette, craps and poker. Three thousand slot machines are on hand, as are numerous video poker machines.

The Fallsview Casino offers a dedicated poker room, as well. The buy-in at the tables range from a few dollars to high stakes, high action games. Fallsview Casino also hosts tournaments which attract the best poker players from around the world. Dedicated players can participate in the VIP tournaments, and experience the best casino service that Niagara has to offer.

The Fallsview Casino is part of the larger, luxurious Fallsview Casino Resort. This property boasts views of Niagara Falls, and each of the 374 rooms are comfortable and classy. Dining options are top notch, and the casino hosts several international restaurants featuring Chinese, Italian and Japanese cuisines, as well as a steakhouse serving prime beef, and several different casual dining options. A spa, fitness center, and many other amenities are available for hotel guests. Hotel staff is on hand to assist guests with the planning of other activities, as well.

Casino Niagara

The other of Niagara’s most popular casinos, Casino Niagara is located near the Sheraton on the Falls and the Skyline Inn. Spread over 95,000 square feet, Casino Niagara offers two levels of slot machines and multiple gaming tables offering craps, roulette, poker, blackjack, and more.
Casino Niagara offers a sports section where patrons can wager on their favorite sporting events, including football, hockey, baseball, basketball, and more. The various sports sections offer comfortable seating and over 20 HD televisions, which brings “watching the game” to a whole new level.

This property boasts a wildly popular comedy club, several venues for live music and dining options offering everything from sumptuous steaks to a lavish buffet and a casual coffeehouse. Several nightclub and bar options are on hand to help guests create a perfect evening.

Additionally, Casino Niagara hosts special events throughout the year, including concerts by international musicians and bands, live theater productions, guest speakers, and many more. Consult their continuously updated events calendar for more information.

Despite the allure of Niagara’s casinos, it’s important not to forget all of the other things that make Niagara Falls such an amazing destination. Days spent touring the falls on the Maid of the Mist are never wasted, and other activities such as hiking, cycling, golf, or winery tours are available as well. The casinos are conveniently located near many family friendly activities, such as the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark and the Clifton Hill entertainment area.

After a wonderful day spent outdoors in beautiful Niagara, return indoors to one of the area’s top notch casinos for an evening of glitz, glamour and excitement the way that only Niagara can do it. You many never look at casinos in the rest of the world the same way again.

About the Author: Dan Woodburn is a travel expert and journalist.


How Not to Dress Up Like “The Big Bang Theory” Boys This Fall

The gang of geeks paired with the hottie Penny has been a recipe for sweet success on television. “The Big Bang Theory” will move into its 7th season pretty soon, and there has been a great reaction to the spoilers released so far.

Sheldon’s unique sense of humor, Leonard’s social awkwardness and just the sheer hilarity of the situations Howard and Raj get themselves in are great to watch.

The boys may have a great sense of humor, but not many would like to emulate them when it comes to style.
If you’ve been prepping up the wardrobe to prepare for the upcoming season, then this post will guide you on how NOT to dress up like the Big Bang Theory boss.


Sheldon’s style is all about layered clothes. He starts off with an undershirt with a round neck and full sleeves. He usually prefers statement tees over a standard under shirt.

The tees have the typical Bazinga! exclamation sign over them, Star Wars inscriptions, rock, paper, scissors or something scientific printed over them (it’s becoming too mainstream).

If you want to avoid dressing up like Sheldon, then go for simple tees with no scientific garb printed over them. A snazzy gingham shirt is also a great option as it can come in handy on multiple occasions. You can wear such shirts to a wedding, homecoming, business dinner etc. and look as dapper as possible–without coming across like an even more sociopathic version of Niles from the show “Frasier.”


Howard’s style is from the 70s. His poofed up hair tucked behind one hair, and shirt tucked into the pants (a bit too small) is reminiscent of a fabulous era that is long gone.

Howard wears checkered shirts in bright colors. He also buttons up the shirts and doesn’t roll up the sleeves.

So if you want to avoid looking like Howard then wear formal shirts, with no checkered prints. Try to make your look casual, and roll the sleeves as far as they can go. The next thing Howard is known for are bright pants and a shiny new belt. Avoid shimmering belts and wear simple black colored pants.


Leonard typically sports army jackets, dull printed t-shirts underneath and a baggy pair of jeans. Also, he mostly wears oversized clothes. Thick rimmed glasses are another classic Leonard trademark.

Avoid emulating his style as oversized clothing can make you look like a fashion disaster. As for the glasses, they aren’t necessary, but you can go with lens of a rimless frame. Brightness is the key to your wardrobe when it comes to avoiding Leonard like looks.


Unlike the traditional Indian, young Raj likes to show off with tacky and nerdy outfits. His sense of style is largely made up of sleeveless plaid sweaters and a simple full sleeved shirt underneath. In some cases, he also wears front open sweaters, with plain shirts underneath.
To avoid Raj’s old-age style, you can consider high neck and polo neck sweaters. Make sure that the sweaters are in solid colors like gray, brown, black and blue.

The style ideas will help you avoid looking like the fashion outdated Big Bang Theory doppelgangers and let you do something different this season.

How do you plan to dress up this fall?


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