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JEAN SHEPHERD--Playboy & Punch, and Keillor

A recently discovered parody of Playboy from an issue of Punch in 1971 contains only the beginnings of a story, “How Pliny Fluck Nearly Got What He Wanted and Almost Lost a Finger,” tagged as “humus, americana, and naustalgia by Genes Sheepherder. 531 more words

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Addendum to a bad day

So, get this.  When I got home from work yesterday, my husband said the roofers had had a big heater running outside, warming the wind (and doing nothing to keep them any warmer).  52 more words

Observations On Life

...and so the adventure begins...

Well folks, we’re three weeks into this epic Chicago adventure, and we’re thrilled to have you all along for the ride!  We are fulfilling our childhood dream of living together, although this dream looked slightly different when we were fantasizing this up. 1,420 more words

Like a scene out of "A Christmas Story," mom upset no one helped son who got tongue stuck to bus window

(CNN) — Like a scene out of “A Christmas Story,” a boy stuck his tongue on a frozen pole and got it stuck! The boy’s… 338 more words


What A Night!

It was a long night of furnace woes for me last night. Thankfully in my case it wasn’t the furnace, only the thermostat….well that was the furnace guys phone diagnosis this morning. 450 more words


JEAN SHEPHERD-- Who’s Got the Juice?

A few years back, in regard to the world of Jean Shepherd,

someone asked, “Who’s got the juice?”

Regarding Jean Shepherd,

what are some major sources of knowledge and material? 596 more words

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UPDATED: Neptune Theatre in Halifax sells 11-foot tall leg lamp

HALIFAX – Neptune Theatre in Halifax has sold a leg lamp that stands more than 11 feet tall online.

The lamp was fashioned after the one made famous in the movie  80 more words