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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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Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Food | 0 comments

Is there anything that doesn’t taste better with some cream cheese added?...

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Brian Wilson

Posted by on Oct 17, 2013 in Featured, Music | 0 comments

I’m fascinated by the role producers play in creating memorable records....

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Target

Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in Americana | 0 comments

Doesn’t it seem like you never heard of Target stores, and two days later...

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Cheerios

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Featured, Food | 0 comments

General Mills really stumbled onto something in 1941 when they made some oat...

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Johnny Rivers

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013 in Singer | 0 comments

Okay, Johnny Rivers was the King of Covers. Granted. But does every recording...

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Jeff Bridges

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 in Actor, Featured | 0 comments

Jeff Bridges is now in the fifth decade of his acting career – the sixth,...

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