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Friday Countdown - Kids Books
Mar
02
Friday Countdown - Kids Books
It’s Dr. Seuss’ birthday, and in preparation of reading to Seaside pre-schoolers, here’s the top ten books to read to your kids (your mileage may vary).    But, before the countdown begins, let’s get this straight.  Goodnight Moon, or any other book with the express purpose of getting kids to go...
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My Morning Cry
Feb
26
My Morning Cry
There’s only so much clarity we can take at any one time.  Too much, and our head explodes or our heart implodes.  Or both.    So, sometimes, in addition to these things not coming out quite right, some don’t come out for day or weeks.  Or years.  Or lifetimes, I suppose.  Warning: length alert. ...
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Friday Countdown - Mustang Years
Feb
23
Friday Countdown - Mustang Years
Saw three 1969 Mustangs while driving to Palo Alto and back and, thus, the official ranking of the top ten years for Mustangs.   #10 – 2000 (Cobra R only)   #9 – 1973 (Tiffany Case / James Bond driving only)   #8 – 1968 Fastback    #7 – 2012 (Boss 302 – the last great log axle...
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Friday Countdown - Gun Laws
Feb
16
Friday Countdown - Gun Laws
Guns laws I'm good with.     #10 - In a spirit of strict Constitutional constructionism, allow anyone in a well-regulated militia (with published training standards and minimum of $5 million of insurance) to own as many black-powder muskets or pistols as they want.   #9 – Congress may only have...
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There Once Was A Town
Feb
11
There Once Was A Town
I thought we were going to step outside and fight.  That’s how tough of an interview it was.  Larry Laschen was sitting in on my interview to be a Management Analyst for the Vernon Hills Police Department and was peppering me with questions.  I was young and dumb.  Too dumb to be scared of the guy...
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Friday Countdown - Woman On The Street
Feb
09
Friday Countdown - Woman On The Street
Standing in the street, taking pictures of Centennial Crossing in the snow, I get the bright dumb idea to stop random drivers and ask how they like the neighborhood.   Woman #1 - "I love it".     Woman #2 - "I love it".     Woman #3 - "I love it.  Best place ever and #2 isn't even...
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Friday Countdown - Great Moments In Memos
Feb
02
Friday Countdown - Great Moments In Memos
Below, the definitive list of every memo worth reading:           This has been Great Moments In Memos.    Next week, Post-It Notes that changed the world!
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Friday Countdown - Closer Songs
Jan
26
Friday Countdown - Closer Songs
MLB is asking for favorite entrance songs for closers.  Hoffman had Hells Bells.  Rivera had Enter Sandman.  Here's 50 that aren't taken yet to choose from.   50.  Closing Time – Semisonic 49.  19th Nervous Breakdown – Jason & The Scorchers 48.  Talk to Ya Later – The Tubes 47.  Do You Think...
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Friday Countdown - Amazon 2
Jan
19
Friday Countdown - Amazon 2
Amazon has released the twenty finalists for their second headquarters.  Setting aside the actual winner will be decided by which city and state whores itself out the most, here's the ranking (bottom to top).   20. Miami, FL – Going to be underwater soon. 19. Newark, NJ – That’s funny. 18....
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Friday Countdown- Pining
Jan
12
Friday Countdown- Pining
Things Norway Is Famous For     10.  Fjords   9.  Owning The Winter Olympics   8.  Universal Healthcare   7.  (tie)  Happiness    7.  (tie) Female Head of State   6.  Vikings   5.  Coffee (explains the Vikings)   4.  Plummage   3.  People With “V” In Their Names   2.  People...
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