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November 27, 2014

"Alice's Restaurant - Original 1967 Recording"

A small bit of genius. Happy Thanksgiving.

(I didn't expect this: Mr. Guthrie now is a registered Republican and "often expound[s] libertarian themes".)

November 23, 2014

"Welcome To Ranger School, Where The Army's Toughest Soldiers Are Made"

I'm real glad these folks fight on our side.

November 22, 2014

"From 'Balmor' To 'Trono': Here's How Locals Pronounce City And State Names"

Don't sound like a tourist.

November 21, 2014

Often derided but never duplicated: New Jersey

"20 Things You Don't Understand About NJ (Unless You're From There)".

For more Jersey details, see this informative map.

November 18, 2014

"10 Books About Happiness Summarized In One Sentence Each"

I like Business Insider's "one sentence" summaries. They seem to be a time-saver.

"A Beginner's Guide To Laundering Money"

Mind you I'd definitely not advocating or endorsing these activities. I just find them to be of intellectual interest.

November 13, 2014

"432 Park Is Officially New York City's Tallest Apartment Building"

Here's a surprise: $95 million buys you some simply amazing views.

"The Surprising Science Behind Napping"

Being older than 50, none of this is a surprise to me, but I link to it for the benefit of my younger readers.

Napping can help refresh the mind, make you more creative, boost your intelligence, and even help you live a longer, healthier life. 

November 12, 2014

A half dozen about L.A.

"The 10 Most Shameful Things to Admit in Los Angeles".

"The One Thing That Los Angeles Has Over New York".

"Here Are L.A.'s Top 5 Promiscuous Neighborhoods".

"22 Sentences That Will Truly Annoy L.A. Natives".

"The 20 Best Songs Ever Written About L.A.". (Pretty weak list, but #1 is certainly excellent.)

"The Top 40 Places In Los Angeles Where Paparazzi Shoot Celebs".


November 09, 2014

"Most towns beginning with "Santa" are named after saints. So who was Fe?"

As usual, Cecil Adams has the answer.

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