Cat (Litter) Tales

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Heard any of today’s “news of the weird” yet? Before I continue, I’ll let you get a cup of coffee. You might need it in order to ponder the following. (pause) Recently as I was thumbing through a magazine, I saw a picture of a cat’s litter box immediately following an article on the entertainment […]

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Masked Maroons

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I wanted to be a superhero. No, really. When I was about 7, it was my career ambition. While other kids were playing baseball or other such nonsense, I would wear a cape, fling webs (my mother’s hair net) at evildoers (stuffed animals) and come up with clever catchphrases. If I had been looking for […]

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Movie Monday: Date Night

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A couple of comedians trounced an army of gods and monsters to triumph at the box office this weekend. Date Night, starring Steve Carell and Tina Fey, made $27.1 million to nudge past rapidly falling Clash of the Titans ($26.9 million). How to Train Your Dragon—the film I took my own family to this weekend—finished […]

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The Lady and the T-Shirt

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Kids getting sent home from school to change clothes is hardly a new thing. But it’s not every day—in fact I don’t think I’ve ever heard a story quite like this one—that an adolescent gets an online shout-out from the rock star who got him into trouble in the first place. According to MTV News, […]

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‘Til Death Do Us Tweet

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Hey guys, if you’re looking for a unique way to pop the question to that special someone but skydiving makes your nose bleed and you’re afraid the old ring-in-the-champagne routine could require a Heimlich maneuver, you can always follow Greg Rewis’ example and just Tweet her. Yep, when proposing to his gal, Greg just whipped […]

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Whippersnappers Today

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Kids. When I’m not yellin’ at ’em to get off my lawn (waving my cane in their general direction), I’m tellin’ ’em to not slouch so much, or to get those plumb earbuds out of their ears or put on a belt so their pants don’t fall to their knees. Why can’t kids be more […]

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iWonder About the iPad

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Apple sold about 300,000 iPads during its first day on the market in the U.S. alone, according to analysts. And Apple said it sold more than one million apps from its App Store and 250,000 e-books from its iBookstore on Saturday—again, the first day of sales. In a tight economy that’s already seen Amazon’s Kindle, […]

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Movie Monday: Clash of the Titans

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Forget the dragon. The monster this weekend was the Kraken and Clash of the Titans, which hacked its way to $61.4 million—much of it coming from extra-pricey 3-D tickets. The mythology-soaked CGI spectacle pocketed twice as much as its nearest competitor, Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too? How to Train Your Dragon, last […]

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One More Rage to Worry About

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“I think this is probably the first case of text rage we’ve ever seen,” Broward County (Fla.) Sheriff Al Lamberti told ABC News. “We’ve had road rage before, but never text rage.” Yep, you heard him right, rage facilitated by texting. It appears that instant connectivity has opened the door for a new form of […]

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Getting Lost

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I think most Americans think of television as intellectual comfort food. Generally, we don’t seem to gravitate toward programs because they’re wildly creative and different. We tend to like shows that are reliably the same each and every week. Which makes Lost‘s success so counterintuitive. If CSI is comfort food to much of America, Lost […]

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When Stars Go Bad

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Earlier this week I was flipping through local radio stations on the way to work and caught a snippet of conversation on the syndicated morning show Johnjay & Rich. The hosts were talking about Tiger Woods’ announcement that he’ll begin his post-sex-scandal golf comeback at The Masters in April. Specifically, they were kicking around quotes […]

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Button Pushers

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We humans are strange, mixed-up things. We are God’s creations, carrying God’s likeness and love—yet we are fallen creatures, torn by sin and selfishness and decay. We seem both animal and angel, and often we’re unable to truly grasp the division within ourselves. I thought of this paradox when reading a story from Time about […]

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