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July 26, 1921: Excelsior, You Fatheads

To many of those who have even heard of Jean Shepherd, he is the voice of the grown-up Ralphie Parker whose childhood struggle to score an Official Red Ryder 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle for Christmas is the subject of the holiday classic A Christmas Story. 648 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Only I Didn't Say, "FUDGE!"

Greetings once again readers! Many, many thanks to those who keep coming back and to those new ones who’ve subscribed in the past week! And before you ask, no, I’ve not been fishing in a while again. 814 more words

Fiction Writing

Favorite Movies

  • The Great Escape – This is from 1963 and has a large ensemble cast including Steve McQueen, James Garner, Donald Pleasence, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, James Coburn and David McCallum.
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General Interest

Alvin, Simon, Vonnegut

“My name is Jon Johnson, I come from” … Wait? Where?
Wisconsin, duh. Who jumps around the lumber
mills and takes opposing linemen out behind… 83 more words


Jean Shepherd's 'A Christmas Story': The Book That Inspired The Film (originally posted on Examiner.com)

Originally posted on December 16, 2013

A Christmas Story is one of the most beloved holiday films in recent memory, and its annual 24-hour televised marathon plays on countless television screens at some point or other every… 424 more words


An interesting theory about Ovaltine.

I grew up drinking Ovaltine, preferably the Rich Chocolate variety. I love the stuff. However, I don’t think I’ve ever been romantically involved with anyone who liked it. 775 more words

Museum Of Tsuris

The Power of the Written Word

I spend the majority of my days observing young children in a classroom setting. Most of the time I find myself frustrated by their behaviors and attitudes. 429 more words