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Popular Mechanics

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in Americana, Featured | 1 comment

Since its founding, Popular Mechanics has been the ultimate men’s magazine. No pin-ups, no racy humor, and (almost) no women allowed....

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“Friends in Low Places”

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Featured, Songs | 1 comment

A critic once said that “Friends in Low Places” is a depressing song that makes you feel better. Garth Brooks played it for all...

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Food Trucks

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Featured, Food | 0 comments

It may seem like food trucks are a recent phenomenon, but they’re not. They’ve just migrated from blue collar workplaces, like...

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Sunset Boulevard

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Featured, Film | 0 comments

The great actors always make it look so effortless. Maybe that’s why William Holden has never quite received the level of respect his...

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“Green Eggs and Ham”

Posted by on Aug 4, 2014 in Featured, Kids Stuff | 0 comments

Is Green Eggs and Ham the most popular Dr. Seuss book of all? A couple of lists I found both placed it at number two, but I’m giving...

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Cape Cod

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Featured, Travel | 0 comments

What’s the first thing that crosses your mind when you think of Cape Cod? Maybe you dream of beaches, since the Cape has some 60 of...

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Whitney Houston

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Featured, Singer | 1 comment

I had to let some time pass after Whitney’s ignominious death, to be able to remember all the good things and not the sad end of her...

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Barnes & Noble

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in Americana, Featured | 1 comment

Remember when Barnes & Noble was the enemy? It was considered the big box Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, crushing mom and pop bookstores in...

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Soul Train

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 in Featured, TV Show | 0 comments

The concept, of course, wasn’t original. American Bandstand set the standard, and Soul Train was one of many imitators. But it...

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Omaha Beach

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Featured, History | 1 comment

  We have a phrase that we throw away lightly: “Hell on earth.” We have to wait in an airplane on the tarmac for two...

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