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Just Joking

I don’t think there’s anybody left that just tells jokes. Sometime in the 70s comedians shifted from jokes and stories to a more observational style. I wish it didn’t have to be one or the other, either/or. I enjoy both.

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An Autumn Leaf

From an interview with 100-year-old Alfia Distefano: How much has the world changed in the last 100 years?It has changed so much I don’t even know how to describe it. I do think I value these changes more because I know how life was before. When I was young, we didn’t have what we have …

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Ask Croz

David Crosby reverses the conventional wisdom and suggests that you should marry someone that you can make happy. Have a listen: There’s something rather charming about a 79-year-old man quoting his Mom. 🙂

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TV Shows With Numbers In The Title:

Three’s Company Seventh Heaven Eight is Enough

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Figment

“Figment” is defined as “a fabrication, fantasy, invention; something fictitious.” That’s what I expected, but I realized I had never heard the word without the expository “of imagination.” That made me think that perhaps it meant something different. It turns out the phrase is just redundant. On a slightly related tangent: one of my favorite …

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And What Do You Get?

Full lyrics HERE. Tennessee Ernie Ford was a favorite of my parents. I remember one of his album actually came with sheet music and lyrics, so everyone could sing along. That’s something that’s rare in today’s music. There aren’t that many songs you can really sing along with.

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He Finds That Fascinating.

Excerpted from the article “A Happy Contrarian” by Costica Bradatan, posted on Commonweal: The interviewers often push (RenĂ©) Girard to explain how his theory applies to real life, and he is happy to oblige. The theory’s journey into the world is a great story in its own right. No sooner did his argument reach a …

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He was searching…

I love the images in this video, and the lyrics are absolutely gorgeous. They give me hope. Read them HERE.

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Black & White

Animals that are black and white: Penguins Orcas Zebras Skunks Dalmations Tuxedo Cats Pandas (via PaperKutzs) White Tigers (via PaperKutzs) European Badgers (via Peter Runkel) Colobus Monkeys (via Mona’s Seaside Resort) If you can think of more, leave a comment and I’ll add it.

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Milton’s Secret

I found a DVD of Milton’s Secret in the bargain bin, and I really wanted to like it. It stars my favorite actor, Donald Sutherland, and was written by Eckhart Tolle, who I think is Pretty Good. But something about it just didn’t click. It had the feeling of one of those “After School Specials” …

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But…

The movie War Games is nearly forty years old, so I’ll briefly summarize for those of you who, through no fault of your own, had not yet been born: a computer running a simulation is mistaken for reality, and, smug in the erroneous belief that the Soviets had launched a massive first-strike nuclear attack, our …

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5

Five types of people you want to surround yourself with: The Inspired The Passionate The Motivated The Grateful The Open-Minded

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