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What people are talking about today: Stephen Colbert joined in the outpouring of Sears nostalgia after the retailer filed for bankruptcy protection. "I'm going to miss Sears," the host of CBS' "The Late Show" tweeted. "Especially on those days when you just want to buy a suit, a carpet, an air conditioner, a lawn mower, a foundation garment, an air hockey table and a tractor."
Also: The Chicago Tribune has a timeline of Sears' rise and fall that includes some fantastic retro ads, from a 1925 ad for calfskin oxfords ($3.98) to a 1975 promo for Atari's $99.95 ping pong-like game, Pong. ("Electric fun you play on your TV!")