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McDonald’s Specification Manual

We’ve already learned that Grimace has a dark, criminal past. But the 1970s specification manual at How to Be a Retronaut also reveals that, at some point, Mayor McCheese lost his seat. Or he stopped holding his sham elections. It’s a bit ambiguous. Link

The Rights Stuff: 5 Copyrights and the People Who Sold Them

Creating a commercially successful song, character, or concept is a good route to fabulous wealth. If you’re not careful with your creation’s rights, though, you can end up pocketing just pennies from a million-dollar idea. Let’s take a look at a few instances where somebody got a bargain while someone else got shortchanged or flat-out [...]