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Blue Plate Special

Blue Plate Special

It’s rare for me to return to a topic, but if it gives me an excuse to run a George Carlin clip, I’m all for it. [sfx]  Plus, I’ve got new information to share.  Of course, that was recorded before blue corn chips were available at every mega mart and gas station. ...
It’s My Party

It’s My Party

Henry Hudson, like many explorers, tried and failed to discover the Northeast Passage.  The principal problem being that it didn’t exist.  At least he manage to map most of the Eastern seaboard.  During his 1609 expedition, he found himself in the territory of the...
The Years (Plural) Without A Christmas

The Years (Plural) Without A Christmas

Americans spend some $3 trillion a year on Christmas shopping and celebration. Almost 20 percent of all industry sales in the entire country come from holiday shopping. Some 12 percent of Americans start Christmas shopping in September, and many stores this year will...
Only 80’s Kids Will Fear This

Only 80’s Kids Will Fear This

You’re walking along a wooded path.  Maybe you’re on a hike, maybe you’re headed to a picnic.  The sun is shining and the warm breeze ruffles your hair.  Suddenly, you’re halted in your step.  Your back foot is sinking into the ground.  You try to plant your other...
Big Brass Banned

Big Brass Banned

Alarming things can happen on live tv. A broadcast of a concert on Iranian TV a few years ago absolutely scandalized some viewers. People began taking pictures of their TVs and posting them on social media. “Am I dreaming or what?” tweeted one man, unable...
Thanks-myth-ing

Thanks-myth-ing

Roast without equal:  For this recipe, you will need one each sky-lark, thrush, quail, ortolan, lapwing, golden plover, partridge, woodcock, teal, guinea-hen, guinea *fowl*, wild duck, fowl, red pheasant, wild goose, bustard, and fig pecker.  Pluck and gut the birds,...