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Inventor of Etch A Sketch dies in France at 86
Morning Sentinel ^ | SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2013

Posted on 02/02/2013 12:46:37 PM PST by nickcarraway

Andre Cassagnes, the inventor of the Etch A Sketch that generations of children drew on, shook up and started over, has died in France, the toy's maker said.

Cassagnes died Jan. 16 in a Paris suburb at age 86, said the Ohio Art Co., based in Bryan in northwest Ohio. The cause wasn't disclosed Saturday.

(Excerpt) Read more at onlinesentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: cassagnes; etchasketch; mittromney; obituary; romney; toys

1 posted on 02/02/2013 12:46:40 PM PST by nickcarraway
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I wonder if they’ll turn over his casket and shake it.


2 posted on 02/02/2013 12:52:23 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth
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He just couldn’t take the loss by Mitt “Etch-a-Sketch” Romney.


3 posted on 02/02/2013 12:56:37 PM PST by heye2monn
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4 posted on 02/02/2013 12:58:39 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment is the First Human Right.)
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His demise was probably accelerated fearing the loss of potential residual revenues gone after the November election.


5 posted on 02/02/2013 12:59:02 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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How many people can say that their work made millions of children happy?

Without a sound or a light or a battery.

RIP, sir.


6 posted on 02/02/2013 1:00:50 PM PST by married21
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To: carriage_hill

I knew I could count on FReepers to have posted this early!


7 posted on 02/02/2013 1:01:21 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: nickcarraway

1973 ad, “a line appears, magically”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqa9dON2Dpk


8 posted on 02/02/2013 1:01:35 PM PST by raccoonradio
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9 posted on 02/02/2013 1:06:24 PM PST by stormer
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OK, now will someone tell me how the darn thing works?
10 posted on 02/02/2013 1:10:16 PM PST by GnL
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The perfect toy for an obsessive compulsive kid like myself. (I can draw this perfect picture of a house -— drat, made a mistake -— SHAKE -— I can draw this perfect picture of a house -— drat, made a mistake -— SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE -—)


11 posted on 02/02/2013 1:12:54 PM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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RIP.


12 posted on 02/02/2013 1:13:04 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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OK, now will someone tell me how the darn thing works?

Pretty neat how it works, BTW.

13 posted on 02/02/2013 1:18:31 PM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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“”How many people can say that their work made millions of children happy?

Without a sound or a light or a battery.”

I agree entirely. A life well spent. All of us should be so lucky as to make this kind of contribution.


14 posted on 02/02/2013 1:22:43 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: nickcarraway

Mitt Romney is very sad about this.


15 posted on 02/02/2013 1:22:47 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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16 posted on 02/02/2013 1:39:35 PM PST by Girlene
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How will the filthy koranimals scribble their fatwas now?


17 posted on 02/02/2013 3:17:38 PM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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Like millions of other kids, I had one. Best toy ever. In fact, I think I've still got it somewhere. Now if I could only draw diagonals on it ...

Thank you, Mr. Cassagnes.

18 posted on 02/02/2013 4:16:47 PM PST by IronJack (=)
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