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How 'Professor Godzilla' Learned To Roar

Hendrix College's new president is an Ivy League economist who's better known for his obsession with a certain giant lizard.

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Boyfriends, or roommates? Decades ago, commercials like this 1997 Volkswagen Golf ad left homosexual relationships implied, in a sort of secret code. These days, gay-friendly advertisers don't feel the need to be covert. YouTube hide caption

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Advertisers Come Out Of The Closet, Openly Courting Gay Consumers

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