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Duck Dynasty

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Featured, TV Show | Comments Off on Duck Dynasty

Duck Dynasty is definitely an acquired taste. When friends first mentioned it, I thought, That sounds way too redneck for me. Which is also...

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U.S. Coast Guard

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Americana, Featured | Comments Off on U.S. Coast Guard

Let’s say you’re a nitwit, and you decide it’s a good idea to sail a tall ship replica of the H.M.S. Bounty into...

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Disco Music

Posted by on May 22, 2013 in Featured, Music | Comments Off on Disco Music

Oh, come on, loosen up. I know it’s been fashionable for the last 30 years to put disco down, and I was there with you for much of...

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The Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler

Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Featured, The Arts | Comments Off on The Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler

“Philip Marlowe here. This book was my first appearance in print. Of course, I’d been solving crimes in L.A. for years when...

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Julia Roberts

Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Actor, Featured | Comments Off on Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts has been at the top of the A-List in Hollywood ever since Pretty Woman, and not just because she has one of the best smiles...

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Back to the Future

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Featured, Film | Comments Off on Back to the Future

Rev up your DeLorean time machine, take it up to exactly 88 miles per hour, kick in the 1.21 gigawatts of plutonium power, and let’s...

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Pacific Coast Highway

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in Featured, Travel | Comments Off on Pacific Coast Highway

You probably recognize this as “the road in a thousand new car commercials.” The Pacific Coast Highway features beautiful...

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Phil Mickelson

Posted by on Apr 12, 2013 in Featured, Sports | Comments Off on Phil Mickelson

O Phil Mickelson, how many times have we watched as you lined up to attempt a ridiculous shot, going for the ten percent chance instead of...

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Amazon.com

Posted by on Apr 11, 2013 in Americana, Featured | Comments Off on Amazon.com

Okay, here’s a project: Try to think of something Amazon doesn’t sell. Oh, I can’t believe where your mind went. Of...

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“Joy of Cooking”

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in Featured, Food | Comments Off on “Joy of Cooking”

If ever a cookbook deserved to be a Great American Thing, this is the one. Sure, you could argue for Julia Child’s Mastering the Art...

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