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Monthly Archive:: July 2010

Save the Manuals!

We love driving, and we love the manual transmission as an integral part of the driving experience. We will not abandon that third pedal and the connection it provides with our machines. We are driving enthusiasts, and we need to save the manuals.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Orbit Gum Girl

While you may not recognize Vanessa Branch’s name, you almost certainly know her face and voice. Anyone who’s turned on a TV in the past eight years has seen the actress as the blond, perky Orbit gum spokeswoman with gleaming teeth that are the color of pearls.

Somewhere between a 1970s flight attendant and Glinda the Good Witch, Vanessa’s character possesses the amazing ability to make us believe that peppermint gum could actually be part of a healthy dental regime.