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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

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I’ll have the brown sugar cinnamon Pop-Tart combo…and can I get a side salad with that?

So, because my world rarely ventures beyond the perimeters established by Encore Westerns, TCM and the vast holdings in the dusty Thrilling Days of Yesteryear archives, I don’t often find out about the new and exciting pop culture trends until…well, sometimes it’s years after they’ve been introduced. (Case in point: I keep hearing about this thing called an… Continue reading I’ll have the brown sugar cinnamon Pop-Tart combo…and can I get a side salad with that?

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Who let the dawgs out

Mayberry Mondays kept me pretty busy yesterday, so I didn’t get to see this blurb at Bill Crider’s, a link to The Princeton Review’s infamous “Top Party School” list. Who’s in the top spot this year? Why, the University of Jaw-ja right here in Athens—a institution of “higher learning” that I once described to a friend of sister Kat’s… Continue reading Who let the dawgs out