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This has been bothering me since 1956. How do you tell the difference... Finally, I know.read more
Boom! It sounded like an explosion and felt a little like one too and it hurt. It's something I'd never done before. I walked into a sliding screen door once and into a sliding door twice, but never to the point where I hurt myself. There’s a video currently going...read more
Poet. essayist, and radio broadcaster, Ezra Loomis Pound was born in Hailey, Idaho on this day in 1885. In 1907, Pound became a professor of Romance languages at Wabash Presbyterian College, Crawfordsville, Indiana. However a few months later, in February 1908 he...read more
When I was younger I’d have trouble sleeping if something important was supposed to happen the next day. Now that I’m older about the only thing that’s every “important the next day” is an early morning doctor’s appointment. Otherwise, any problem falling asleep seems to go in cycles for me. I’ll have many days, a week sometimes where I’ll be asleep minutes after my head hits the pillow. Then I’ll have a series of day where I’ll fall asleep but wake in the middle of the night and not be able to fall back asleep.read more
Cormac McCarthy Has a Unique (and Tasty) Writing Process This sounds a bit like the story Theodore Geisel, Dr. Seuss, told when someone asked him where he got his ideas: "I get all my ideas in Switzerland near the Furka Pass. There is a little town called Gletsch, and...read more
Here's my question for today: How much would you pay for this? It's a Cheeto. Just one, not the whole bag. It does have an unusual shape. Would you give someone $1 for it? Maybe $5 if someone else was going to buy it for a buck? Would you spend $100 for it? Can you...read more
Below is the full text of Ashley Judd's version of Nina Donavan' spoken poem, "I Am a Nasty Woman." “I am a nasty woman. I’m not as nasty as a man who looks like he bathes in Cheeto dust. A man whose words are a distract to America; Electoral College-sanctioned hate...read more
From humble to haute, these sweets deliver pure pleasure. I've been missing Chicago for a long time now. Southern California is great for the weather, the beaches, and the mountains. That's been enough to keep me here, but I miss Chicago's sports scene, its...read more
This blooper video brought back memories of terror, embarrassment, and laughter. Having worked off and on for more than 20 years in broadcasting, mostly as a radio announcer and newsperson, I'm well aware of how embarrassingly funny a blooper can be, especially when...read more
When I was in 7th grade I won (it wasn't exactly a victory) the award for worst handwriting. My teacher predicted I would be a doctor. At the time, that seemed like as good an idea as any. Although I also wanted to be a dancer, lawyer, baseball player, and...read more
"Life is a process, not a substance, and it is necessarily temporary. We are not the reason for the existence of the universe, but our ability for self-awareness and reflection makes us special within it." ~ Sean Carroll, physicistread more
Sayings of Caledon Pritz