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Food: Pop Tarts

Posted by on May 28, 2009 in Food | Comments Off on Food: Pop Tarts

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 | Comments Off on Singer: Ray Charles

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 | Comments Off on Travel: Ocracoke Island

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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Americana: The Greatest Generation

Posted by on May 24, 2009 in Americana | 2 comments

My father was one of millions of American men and women who fought in World War...

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Americana: The Blue Angels

Posted by on May 23, 2009 in Americana | Comments Off on Americana: The Blue Angels

What they do is impossible. You see it, and you’re thrilled and scared to...

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Food: Oreo

Posted by on May 22, 2009 in Food | 1 comment

This isn’t about Double Stuf. Or Milk Chocolate Covered. Or Cakesters....

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Film: To Kill a Mockingbird

Posted by on May 21, 2009 in Film | 4 comments

With this entry in the list, I celebrate both a book and a movie. Both have...

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Sports: Mickey Mantle

Posted by on May 20, 2009 in Sports | Comments Off on Sports: Mickey Mantle

Now, I suppose we have to start this post by coming to terms with the meaning...

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TV Show: 30 Rock

Posted by on May 19, 2009 in TV Show | 1 comment

I had no idea when this show started that I was going to enjoy it so much....

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