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Have it Your Way

“Advertising has done more to cause the social unrest of the 20th century than any other single factor.” ~Clare Boothe Luce, born this week in 1903 Check out Lester & Charlie’s 50 Favorite TV Test Patterns at Amazon ***

Panic from Broadway to Bombay!

There’s panic from Broadway to Bombay! It’s the Giant Claw! Check out history’s best trailer and marvel at mankind’s menace from a godforsaken anti-matter galaxy millions and millions of light years from Earth. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.     Check out Lester & Charlie’s 50 Favorite TV Test Patterns at Amazon ***   … Continue reading

Is the New AP Test Really Too Liberal?

So much talk lately about who or what is patriotic. Mostly because “America’s Mayor” Rudy Giuliani had the nerve this week to say Barack Obama lacked love for America in general and for Giuliani in particular. (As “creepy vs. offensive” stand-offs go, we’re declaring this one a draw.) Giuliani’s statement was at an event run … Continue reading

Your February Dinner Diversion

February is the shortest month of the year because even one more day of it would drive everyone in the Northern Hemisphere into madness. It’s a month that everyone wants to escape. So spend a couple hours on the other side of escape hatch. This is a fantastic movie that too few people have seen. … Continue reading

Super Bowl Workout Tips

The average American will eat pounds of junk food to celebrate the athletes of the Superbowl. Get ready to burn those calories off with your own workout video! Here’s how:

Are You Prepared for Alabama’s School Safety Plan?

It wasn’t that long ago that we brought you the shocker story from Alabama that school officials there put a 5-year-old girl on suicide and homicide watch after she pointed her crayon at another student and made a small gun noise. Alabama schools want you to be sure that your kids are safe! But it’s … Continue reading

SURVEY: Sexism for $500, Alex

  If you think that game shows are just about trivia, spelling, quick reflexes and a way for Midwestern housewives to show America what they look like in a donkey suit, then you don’t know game shows. Game shows can be so much more! They can even change your life. It’s true! If you doubt … Continue reading

4 Dead in Urban Outfitters

This week was all about the apology. It wasn’t just that the New York Times had to apologize for mistakenly referring to Dick Cheney as the former president of the United States. Apologies abounded! Like the one from Jacob Dorsey, the 19-year-old Republican candidate for the Wisconsin Assembly, who not only apologized but dropped out … Continue reading

Just the Facts, Ma’am

  This week, we learned that the beleaguered Malaysian Airlines recently tried to lure customers back after the tragedies of MH17 and MH370. With a contest! Free tickets and iPads for whoever gives the best answer to: “What and where would you like to tick off on your bucket list?” Ah, bucket lists. You’ve probably … Continue reading

Miles of Aisles of Dissent

Recently, the Pew Research Center reported that the number of Americans with a “highly negative” view of the opposing party has more than doubled in the last 20 years. Americans hate one another more than ever, it seems. And we’re always finding new platforms to express it! Which, presumably, is part of the problem. Obstructionist … Continue reading

Bloody Mary

Big business has a big mouth these days, but what comes out isn’t always pleasant. Chick-fil-A hates gays. Hobby Lobby has its panties in a knot over contraception. Taco Bell fires managers for hiring too many Mexicans. It doesn’t seem to end. Then we read about the firestorm surrounding Mary’s Gourmet Diner, a restaurant in … Continue reading

Kiddie Target Practice

“Won’t someone please think of the children?” We’d like to think somebody is thinking about the children, but for the right reasons. For example, one distracting hot button today is the potential advertising of legalized marijuana, which is probably the least of the worries that we should have about kids who are supposed to be … Continue reading


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