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Todd Larson
Worked at Pressley Associates Landscape Architects
Attended Bowdoin College
Lives in Watertown, Massachusetts
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I had a Toot-a-Loop—a yellow one. It was fun to twist, put stickers on and display as "mod" pop-art sculpture in my room, but less fun to listen to, as I quickly tired of it when I inherited my grandmother's transistor radio, which sounded a cut better. Both now pale by comparison to the Panasonic CD-player alarm clock radio I've enjoyed waking up to for the past seven years (designed in the streamlined Art Deco Revival style in vogue today). Thanks for bringing back this mod memory. (Can anyone post its original commercial? It had such a catchy jingle.)
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I had a Toot-a-Loop—a yellow one. It was fun to twist, put stickers on and display as "mod" pop-art sculpture in my room, but less fun to listen to, as I quickly tired of it when I inherited my grandmother's transistor radio, which sounded a cut better. Both now pale by comparison to the Panasonic CD-player alarm clock radio I've enjoyed waking up to for the past seven years (designed in the streamlined Art Deco Revival style in vogue today). Thanks for bringing back this mod memory. (Can anyone post its original commercial? It had such a catchy jingle.)
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I had a Toot-a-Loop—a yellow one. It was fun to twist, put stickers on and display as "mod" pop-art sculpture in my room, but less fun to listen to, as I quickly tired of it when I inherited my grandmother's transistor radio, which sounded a cut better. Both now pale by comparison to the Panasonic CD-player alarm clock radio I've enjoyed waking up to for the past seven years (designed in the streamlined Art Deco Revival style in vogue today). Thanks for bringing back this mod memory. (Can anyone post its original commercial? It had such a catchy jingle.)
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Wow, I had one of these! This was my first clock-radio, with the pre-digital flip numbers and plastic woodgrain finish you don't see today. Not the most state-of-the-art sound quality, but it went well with just about everything in my room, and its compactness was nothing to sneeze at either. Thanks for posting this!
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Wow, I had one of these! This was my first clock-radio, with the pre-digital flip numbers and plastic woodgrain finish you don't see today. Not the most state-of-the-art sound quality, but it went well with just about everything in my room, and its compactness was nothing to sneeze at either. Thanks for posting this!
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Wow, I had one of these! This was my first clock-radio, with the pre-digital flip numbers and plastic woodgrain finish you don't see today. Not the most state-of-the-art sound quality, but it went well with just about everything in my room, and its compactness was nothing to sneeze at either. Thanks for posting this!
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I had a Toot-a-Loop—a yellow one. It was fun to twist, put stickers on and display as "mod" pop-art sculpture in my room, but less fun to listen to, as I quickly tired of it when I inherited my grandmother's transistor radio, which sounded a cut better. Both now pale by comparison to the Panasonic CD-player alarm clock radio I've enjoyed waking up to for the past seven years (designed in the streamlined Art Deco Revival style in vogue today). Thanks for bringing back this mod memory. (Can anyone post its original commercial? It had such a catchy jingle.)
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I had a Toot-a-Loop—a yellow one. It was fun to twist, put stickers on and display as "mod" pop-art sculpture in my room, but less fun to listen to, as I quickly tired of it when I inherited my grandmother's transistor radio, which sounded a cut better. Both now pale by comparison to the Panasonic CD-player alarm clock radio I've enjoyed waking up to for the past seven years (designed in the streamlined Art Deco Revival style in vogue today). Thanks for bringing back this mod memory. (Can anyone post its original commercial? It had such a catchy jingle.)
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I had a Toot-a-Loop—a yellow one. It was fun to twist, put stickers on and display as "mod" pop-art sculpture in my room, but less fun to listen to, as I quickly tired of it when I inherited my grandmother's transistor radio, which sounded a cut better. Both now pale by comparison to the Panasonic CD-player alarm clock radio I've enjoyed waking up to for the past seven years (designed in the streamlined Art Deco Revival style in vogue today). Thanks for bringing back this mod memory. (Can anyone post its original commercial? It had such a catchy jingle.)
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+Todd Larson Hey Todd, just seen your comment and your welcome!
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Wow, I had one of these! This was my first clock-radio, with the pre-digital flip numbers and plastic woodgrain finish you don't see today. Not the most state-of-the-art sound quality, but it went well with just about everything in my room, and its compactness was nothing to sneeze at either. Thanks for posting this!
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Holy cow! This was my first digital alarm clock, which I got around 1971. I loved its hip flip-numbers and the white case that went with everything. But it became toast when I got my first Panasonic alarm-clock radio with the Helvetica-modern flip numbers and the plastic woodgrain finish. Thanks for bringing back this memory!
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I had a Toot-a-Loop—a yellow one. It was fun to twist, put stickers on and display as "mod" pop-art sculpture in my room, but less fun to listen to, as I quickly tired of it when I inherited my grandmother's transistor radio, which sounded a cut better. Both now pale by comparison to the Panasonic CD-player alarm clock radio I've enjoyed waking up to for the past seven years (designed in the streamlined Art Deco Revival style in vogue today). Thanks for bringing back this mod memory. (Can anyone post its original commercial? It had such a catchy jingle.)
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+Todd Larson I got lucky with this one in that it wasn't covered in stickers, but the sticker sheet was also not included (maybe that wasn't included with all of them). The speaker is pretty tiny, but I think it sounds decent for what it is. I couldn't find the original commercial for this radio, but there are other Panasonic commercials from the 70's that are up here.
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Marketing Director, Freelance Writer & Editor
Employment
  • Pressley Associates Landscape Architects
    Marketing Director, 2011 - 2012
  • Writer, Editor, 2012
  • Boston Business Journal, 2010 U.S. Census, Community Newspaper Company, MIT, Dakota Partners (formerly Architectural Partners)
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Watertown, Massachusetts
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New York and Boston - New York City
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A professional writer for 21 years, I love to write on a wide range of subjects, including architecture, real estate, business and travel. I have published in the Boston Business Journal, Victorian Homes, The Improper Bostonian, the Boston Herald, Banker & Tradesman, Boston Homes, the Cambridge Chronicle and other leading publications.

For Pressley Associates Landscape Architects of Cambridge, MA, I wrote project summary sheets, proposals, business query letters and press releases, three of which I published in the New England Real Estate Journal, Landscape Architect Business Magazine and High-Profile Monthly. For Dakota Partners of Waltham, MA (formerly Architectural Partners of Watertown, MA), I wrote newsletters, project sheets and press releases, one of which was published on a section front of the New England Real Estate journal.

My 21 years of copyediting experience includes book manuscripts, school papers, doctoral dissertations, screenplays and Wikipedia entries. I am also an expert researcher, online and in the library.
Education
  • Bowdoin College
    Philosophy, 1980 - 1984
  • Brookline High School
    English, French, History, Drama, 1977 - 1980
  • The Park School
    English, French, Mathematics, Biology, History, 1974 - 1977
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