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Americana: Girl Scout Cookies

Posted by on Apr 19, 2009 in Americana, Food, Kids Stuff | Comments Off on Americana: Girl Scout Cookies

They’re inescapable. Your niece sells them. They’re outside the...

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Sports: The Harlem Globetrotters

Posted by on Apr 18, 2009 in Sports | 1 comment

The first whistled notes of “Sweet Georgia Brown” let you know that...

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Actors: The Three Stooges

Posted by on Apr 18, 2009 in Actor, Featured | 4 comments

Moe. Larry. And Shemp. And Curly. And Shemp again. And Joe Besser. And Curly...

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Food: Texas Pete

Posted by on Apr 16, 2009 in Food | Comments Off on Food: Texas Pete

Here’s an unsettling little secret: Texas Pete is made right here in...

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Americana: The Smithsonian

Posted by on Apr 15, 2009 in Americana, Travel | Comments Off on Americana: The Smithsonian

If you like BIG museums, you’ll love the Smithsonian Institution....

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Person: Walt Disney

Posted by on Apr 14, 2009 in People, TV / Movies | 2 comments

Lots of people have changed American culture. Some for better, some for worse....

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Music: Grand Ole Opry

Posted by on Apr 13, 2009 in Americana, Music | 2 comments

You don’t have to like country music to appreciate the legacy of the...

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Kid Stuff: Peanuts

Posted by on Apr 12, 2009 in Kids Stuff | 2 comments

Charlie Brown will never get to kick that football. Lucy will always give out...

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Americana: Movie Popcorn

Posted by on Apr 11, 2009 in Americana, Food | 1 comment

A lot of people can’t go to a movie in a theater without gettting...

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Kid Stuff: Barbie

Posted by on Apr 10, 2009 in Americana, Kids Stuff | 2 comments

She looks pretty good for 50, don’t you think? It’s rather amazing...

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