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Favorites of 2017


One of my New Years resolutions for 2017 was to read more classic literature and watch classic films I have missed in the past. As you can see form this list, I have accomplished that, partially in thanks to TCM … Continue reading

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Urban planning portrayed through art


As urban planners we most often tend to think of our profession being depicted to the outside world in fairly basic textual and geographic terms. Either it is the written word in somewhat legalistic prose, or it is maps representing … Continue reading

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The closest thing to a-la-carte viewing thus far


After years of frustration with Bombast and other less-than-customer-friendly cable companies, my wife and I have decided to cut the cord. Instead we have now installed a Mohu high-definition antenna and a Roku 3 web-streaming player. The HD antenna gives … Continue reading

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It’s Bombastic!


Many people who live in the United States will be able to relate to this recent and oh-so hilarious Pearls Before Swine comic strip episode about a certain monopolistic cable provider we all know and dislike. Cheers!  

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Temples rock the Tonight Show


Temples absolutely kicked arse last night (July 30th) on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon performing “Shelter Song” from their awesome debut album entitled Sun Structures. Here’s a weblink to the video of their performance. Enjoy! http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/#segments/9546      

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Saying goodbye to a dear show


Tonight, the final episode of How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM) will be broadcast on CBS. HIMYM is a wonderful series that explores the lives and loves of five close friends. It is centered around Ted Mosby and the tale … Continue reading

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Double-dipping city/town names


Many of us remember the hilarious double-dip scene above from Seinfeld. Below is my list of cities and towns with double-dipping names. Please feel free to send along any others that I may have overlooked. Enjoy! Baden-Baden, Germany Bela Bela, … Continue reading

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“Ladies and gentlemen…The Beatles!”


Tomorrow, February 9, 2014, is exactly 50 years to the day that The Beatles made their first appearance on American television – on the Ed Sullivan Show. Tonight, CBS, in conjunction with the Grammy’s, will be broadcasting a special celebrating … Continue reading

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Favorites of 2013


With just over three weeks left in 2013, here are some of my favorites for the year, subject to last-minute change before January 1st. ADVERTISING TV ads – any and all “Mayhem” advertisements by Allstate BREWS Beer- Tom Cream Premium … Continue reading

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SNL’s funniest skit ever


A lot of us will never forget the early years of Saturday Night Live with classic comedy skits such as the Bass-o-matic Blender. But, to me the Jacuzzi Lifeguard skit shown in the link below with Jim Carrey is the … Continue reading

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