Beauty Is Only Skin Deep… Without Botox.

I turned 29 last week. I had to clarify this to a few people by adding "for the first time," so they’d know I was really 29 and not a botoxed, surgically-enhanced 47 year old. You never know these days, do you? If you don’t watch the gossip and celebrity news, you may not be…
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The Craze For Twilight And New Moon

Girls and women have surely been waiting outside movie theaters all over the U.S. for hours already so that they can be some of the first to see the new Twilight movie, New Moon. I read all of the Twilight books and I almost laughed myself to death. No, this doesn’t mean I hated them;…
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Explosions

Newsroom quote of the day: "Why does Lake Wilson keep blowing up?" It was said in relation to this story about a vaporizer explosion in the small town of Lake Wilson. It wasn’t meant to be funny; tiny Lake Wilson has suffered a surprising number of explosions and other disasters before. A propane explosion in…
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Review: A Christmas Carol

I cannot remember not knowing the story of "A Christmas Carol," so naturally when I heard that Jim Carrey had been selected to portray Scrooge in an animated (horrors!) version of the holiday classic, I pretty much decided I’d rather be boiled in my own pudding (and buried with a stake of holly through my…
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A Random Bag Of Delights

I believe I’ve mentioned this before, but Bambi was a marine corps drill sergeant. (Got it from James Lileks, though I can’t remember when; thanks, O Great One!) Today I learned (via Mental Floss) that Bob Ross, famous fro’ed painter of "happy little trees" fame, was an Air Force sergeant. Also, randomly, the Leonid meteor…
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