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“Drag Me to Hell” a hell of a lot of fun

[three stars] A Universal logo from the 80s is the first thing shown onscreen in Sam Raimi’s “Drag Me to Hell,” and immediately I’m taken back to a time when renting random VHS tapes at the video store led to my discovery of “Evil Dead 2.” The ... Continue reading

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Bribery BBQ

A group of friends and I, several years ago, formed what can be best described as a drinking club. Or, if you want to seem palettable to polite society, a social club - one designed to help us drink in the culture of Lawrence, KS. Through drinking. ... Continue reading

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Weekly Articles Digest

Hi all, With Memorial Day behind us (the weather was great in New York, but has since deteriorated), we start focusing on the summer activities – in the meantime, there is a lot of turmoil going on --- today, the New York Times did a feature on ... Continue reading

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“Sin Nombre” a stirring tale of hardship

[three stars] First-time writer/director Cary Fukunaga’s “Sin Nombre” is a movie about devastating and emotionally draining moments. What makes it unique among films that cover similar subject matter is the restrained acting and richness of its visual sense. In that respect, it is a descendant of a ... Continue reading

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Funeral

It was a Tuesday night when my phone rang. It was my father, with whom I had not spoken for more than three years. When I heard his somber tone over the line, I knew exactly what it was. My grandfather had died. I couldn't say that ... Continue reading

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Pony Rides?

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/May/27/unk003.jpg Additional photo. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/May/30/unk008.jpg Her brother. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/May/30/unk009.jpg Can you identify where this pony ride took place? Circa 1952 Continue reading

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Oh, those Allergies

As someone who suffers from seasonal allergies (avoiding medication as much as possible - everything makes me drowsy), I can't help but relate to this. Changes in the weather affect me a lot. Just recently, I had to excuse myself from a concert because I could not ... Continue reading

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Lawrence: What We Remember #2

This is the second in a series of recollections (well, they're not actually MY recollections) of places and things from Lawrence's past. Most of these won't make the history books, but those of us who have spent much or all of our lives in Lawrence remember them. ... Continue reading

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Irresponsibility Pays

Do I have this right? Those of us who have always paid our credit card bills responsibly are now to pay for those who haven’t? I go back before credit cards as we now understand them. At no time in my 50 plus years using them have ... Continue reading

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Food Hangover

Mr. Meat and Potatoes and I have a habit of watching a TV show ad nauseum, until we "kill it." We will rent an entire season of, say, Dexter, and watch it episode after episode until we either finish it or cannot stand another minute of it. ... Continue reading

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Family Values?

Today I got an email from someone saying that a relative of mine had been caught with a BB gun in Lawrence and then subsequently charged with illegal posession of a gun or something like that. Bad move, evidently - but his father's reaction was a bit ... Continue reading

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Back Home

After two sunny weeks in Brazil, the missus and I landed in New York last Sunday, exhausted from a thirteen-hour trip (not counting the two-hour wait for a connection in Rio) that brought is back to a fifty-degree, rainy New York City. The weather has since changed, ... Continue reading

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Well hellooooo Summer!

What a way to start the holiday weekend. On Friday, the hubby and I dressed in our Sunday best (and by Sunday best I mean crisp t-shirts), and headed out to Downtown Lawrence. First stop was The Percolator for an art show. This is one of the ... Continue reading

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The mile-high club

I joined the mile-high club over the weekend. No, not THAT mile-high club, naughty reader. No, I rode my bike in the rarefied air of a mile in elevation. Heck, I rode my bike in the rarefied air of TWO miles in elevation. The occasion was the ... Continue reading

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Back to Work

I had plenty of busy schedule on Monday and it will continue like that until next month where i will go to Manado for about one week. Oh well, time to get some sleep right now :) Mesothelioma Smijesne Slike Funny Cats VA Loan Igre za Djevojcice Continue reading

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Hello

Games for Girls Funny Pictures Funny Birthday Key Sat Continue reading

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Magnus Opus

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/May/25/Jim_Morrison_-_Fillmore_East.jpg We've been commenting about Billie Joe Armstrong's plight with Wal-Mart. His voice is one like many others nowadays, along with the ever-so-popular three chord song. This got me thinking who is my favorite all time rock singer. Like Steve Walsh said, "Cause rockin' and rollin', it's ... Continue reading

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How did you celebrate Memorial Day?

While it is heartening to see that one's blog is read, it is amazing to see how it can be misunderstood for its central point. Yesterday I posted a short entry on the need to celebrate the essence of Memorial Day, and to avoid how that message ... Continue reading

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A Deafening Silence

Today is Memorial Day. I listened to President Obama’s remarks at Arlington National Cemetery. I was impressed and, as a veteran, appreciative. I note that locally several of the veterans’ service organizations conducted ceremonies at our cemeteries. I searched the city web site and the LJW web ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 5/24/2009

Previous: IPS 5/17/2009 Next: IPS 5/31/2009 If I were more talented, perceptive, or clever, I'm sure I would be able to continually find amazingly beautiful subjects around Lawrence. However, I happily settle for the things I can find that are a little unusual that might have escaped ... Continue reading

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