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Old 09-10-2008, 08:42 AM
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Surely some of you are old enough to remember the crying Indian ad campaign launched on Earth Day in 1971?
Sure, but it's not as if that kicked it off. Remember Lady Bird Johnson's campaign to clean up the trash (as well as get rid of the billboards)? Or all those "Don't be a Litter Bug" pictures I referred to above? The "Crying Indian" was neither the first nor the last, but one of a continuing series of announcements to try and deal with the problem.

Heck, this one was earlier:

"Hi! I'm Louis Nye, the Trash guy. Everyone tells me "Business is picking up!" it's not funny -- my business is too good! ...." etc.