WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2011
Wed., Nov. 30, 2011, 7:27 a.m.
Maybe the problem you're having with your outdoor holiday lighting display is that you lack a theme. So here are a few ideas, just to get you started. "Visions of garishness danced upside their heads." "Ground zero." "The Shining." "Frosty the Glowman." "Three wise men...
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2011
Tue., Nov. 29, 2011, 3:30 p.m.
There's no need for a Top 10 list of the potential drawbacks. I assume most of us know about loud, bathroom-hogging roommates whose visitors tend to be foul-smelling, braying jackasses. But that's not the whole picture. If you are extremely fortunate, you might encounter people...
Tue., Nov. 29, 2011, 9:35 a.m.
What was the drinking age in your state when you were a teenager? I lived in a state where the legal age was 18. That meant, for all practical purposes, some 16-year-olds could buy beer. That had some advantages at the time. But I would...
Tue., Nov. 29, 2011, 8:05 a.m.
One way America has changed: "The wonderfully greater sense of moral purpose with which the affluent and the comfortable defend their well-being and specifically their income against the claims of the unfortunate and the deprived." -- economist John Kenneth Galbraith, in American Heritage magazine
Tue., Nov. 29, 2011, 7:25 a.m.
We all know the rip-roaring office Christmas party is a thing of the past. But that doesn't mean we can't still enjoy film/TV depictions of how it supposedly used to be. My own favorite is in the 1960 Academy Award winner, "The Apartment." Though there's...
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2011
Mon., Nov. 28, 2011, 4:47 p.m.
www.powsley.blogspot.com On Nov. 28, 1963, an episode of "The Flintstones" called "Kleptomaniac Pebbles" first aired. According to tvrage.com, a jewel thief hides a diamond bracelet on Pebbles. Comic confusion ensues.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2011, 9:41 a.m.
Someone should alert that moving and storage company: Tim and Joyce Crabb's 5-year-old niece Makena heard all about the Pilgrims the other day in kindergarten. And she was delighted to share some of what she had learned. Contrary to what you might have heard, it...
Mon., Nov. 28, 2011, 7:17 a.m.
Spokane's Steve Becker said he still likes to scan the modern version of the radio dial to see what far-away stations he can pick up. He said it is not unusual to tune in stations from Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Calgary, Edmonton and other...
Mon., Nov. 28, 2011, 6:49 a.m.
A jolly drunk provided a bit of a distraction last night in the Sacred Heart ER waiting room. He was inappropriately loud, smelled like the men's room in a dive bar and had a glazed out-of-it look. In a word, the twentysomething guy was 'faced....
SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2011
Sat., Nov. 26, 2011, 3:45 p.m.
As you are no doubt aware, there are people who have a tendency to read only about subjects they have previously identified as personal interests. Many of these individuals have turned their backs on the traditional print newspaper. That is their right, of course. Apparently...
Sat., Nov. 26, 2011, 11:36 a.m.
www.tbs.com On Nov. 25, 1992, an episode called "The Airport" first aired. After their original flight is cancelled, Jerry and Elaine end up on a flight where Jerry is up front in first class sitting next to a model and Elaine is in coach experiencing...
Sat., Nov. 26, 2011, 11:12 a.m.
Why? OK, I'll list the reasons. 1. Saturday after Thanksgiving. (We're now in the classic window for putting up outdoor holiday lights.) 2. Gray skies symbolically shouted "Let there be light!" 3. No electrocution-enhancing precipitation.
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