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Americana: iPod

Posted by on Jun 3, 2009 in Americana | 0 comments

Ride shotgun with me as we go into the Wayback Machine. Let’s travel deep...

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The Arts: Roy Lichtenstein

Posted by on Jun 2, 2009 in Artists, The Arts | 0 comments

Artists see things differently than you and I. It may seem that capturing a...

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Sports: Fenway Park

Posted by on Jun 1, 2009 in Sports | 0 comments

Honestly, baseball “purists” often make too much of the classic...

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Kid Stuff: Monopoly

Posted by on May 31, 2009 in Kids Stuff | 0 comments

I love Monopoly. I don’t always have the patience to play a game that can...

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Food: Patsy's Pizza

Posted by on May 30, 2009 in Food, Travel | 1 comment

The American pizza community is basically divided into three camps. First,...

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Actor: Carol Burnett

Posted by on May 29, 2009 in TV Show | 0 comments

How’s this for a Saturday night TV lineup? On CBS in 1973 you’d...

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Food: Pop Tarts

Posted by on May 28, 2009 in Food | 0 comments

In honor of the 50th entry in this esteemed list, we add a cultural icon...

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Singer: Ray Charles

Posted by on May 27, 2009 in Singer | 0 comments

Ray Charles was a country singer. Now, of course, he wasn’t just a...

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Travel: Ocracoke Island

Posted by on May 26, 2009 in Travel | 0 comments

Except for the village, Ocracoke Island is owned completely by the National...

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Film: The Best Years of Our Lives

Posted by on May 25, 2009 in Film | 1 comment

It’s amazing that this movie was made in 1946. It’s remarkable that...

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