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Judy Garland

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Actor, Featured, Singer | 1 comment

Need an object lesson on what the tawdriness of Hollywood can do to a person?...

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Velveeta

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in Featured, Food | 1 comment

The Kraft folks call it “liquid gold.” And just before the Super...

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Cormac McCarthy

Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in Featured, Writers | 1 comment

Most writers would love to have just one book recognized as being among the...

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George Lucas

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Director, Featured | 0 comments

Let’s be honest here. What George Lucas has done to his own Star Wars...

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Barn Advertising

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Americana, Featured | 0 comments

Before folks traveled almost exclusively on interstate highways, when two-lane...

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Album: Songs in the Key of Life

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in Featured, Songs | 1 comment

The word “genius” probably gets thrown around too often, just as...

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King Kong

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Featured, Film | 0 comments

Construction of the Empire State Building had only recently been completed when...

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The Everglades

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in Americana, Featured | 0 comments

Smack dab in Central Florida is the Kissimmee River, which most folks never see...

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“Baby, It’s Cold Outside”

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Featured, Holiday | 0 comments

He’s wanting her to stay, she can’t make up her mind. Such a simple...

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Jimmie Johnson

Posted by on Nov 14, 2013 in Featured, Sports | 0 comments

If race car drivers were athletes, we’d have to discuss whether Jimmie...

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