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“…Lobster Thermidor aux Crevettes with a Mornay sauce garnished with truffle pâté, brandy and with a fried egg on top and Spam.”

Sunday evening, some technically proficient miscreant who apparently doesn’t have enough extracurricular activities to occupy his/her free time hacked into my Gmail account and sent everyone on my contact list a generous offer to purchase what I believe to be (I didn’t click on the link, obviously—my blogging compadre at Allure gave me the heads up) Canadian… Continue reading “…Lobster Thermidor aux Crevettes with a Mornay sauce garnished with truffle pâté, brandy and with a fried egg on top and Spam.”

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“I’m Ron @#$%ing Swanson!” and the Age of Ophiuchus

I learned back in November of last year from my Facebook chum and blogging compadre Jaime “Something Old, Nothing New” Weinman that NBC was going to institute a three-hour block of sitcoms on Thursday nights beginning this January 20th and this event cannot arrive here soon enough for me…because it means the return of Parks and Recreation to the… Continue reading “I’m Ron @#$%ing Swanson!” and the Age of Ophiuchus

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In the belly of The (Daily) Beast

You don’t get to be a #4-ranked party school without making the Top Ten cut of the “Fiftiest Druggiest Colleges”—this according to an article over at the Daily Beast, which put West Virginia University in the #9 position.  The hearts of every Mountaineer must be swelling with pride at this moment. I sent sister Debbie a message via Facebook that… Continue reading In the belly of The (Daily) Beast

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Too bad Roy Rogers is no longer with us…he’s an expert in this kind of thing…

From The Onion’s A.V. Newswire: Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband would like to preserve and display her corpse after she dies But rather than turn her into the raw muscles-and-tendons specimens glimpsed in Body Worlds, he’d like von Hagens to transform her into something more akin to Madame Tussauds, saying, “I would like to show the plastinated body of… Continue reading Too bad Roy Rogers is no longer with us…he’s an expert in this kind of thing…

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The class of 2014 had its dreams

Each August since 1998, Beloit College has released the Beloit College Mindset List. It provides a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college this fall. The creation of Beloit’s Keefer Professor of the Humanities Tom McBride and former Public Affairs Director Ron Nief, it was originally created as a reminder to faculty to… Continue reading The class of 2014 had its dreams