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April 2010

Sheldon Greenbriar’s Spring Blurbomat

April 30, 2010 // 0 Comments

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Time for some fresh dish and ‘dat: Just got off the phone with Gregory Sierra, Julio from “Sanford and Son.” He’s organizing a boycott of Arizona. I lost interest before he could tell me why. Whatever happened to Frusen [...]

Preschool prom

April 30, 2010 // 2 Comments

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In metro Atlanta and a few cities across the nation, some early childhood programs are giving their students a chance to experience prom, senior week and senior class trips before they march across the stage to receive their “diplomas.” The pomp [...]

New on the Malconent

April 29, 2010 // 0 Comments

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Check the ‘Musical interlude’ widget to your left. Something new every (or most every) day — oddities, classics, rarities and embarrassments [...]

Who knew upstate New York was so fun?

April 29, 2010 // 0 Comments

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Portfolio magazine lists the Top 100 Fun Cities, with an apparent bias toward upstate New York. I wouldn’t put Atlanta in the Top 10, but #34? Behind Syracuse, Rochester, Albany, Poughkeepsie, Youngstown and Buffalo? I hear Syracuse is lovely [...]

Larry David on Goldman Sachs

April 28, 2010 // 1 Comment

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“Curb Your Enthusiasm” fans probably remember an episode from the first season in which Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen invite the Davids to a Paul Simon concert. Larry thinks the concert is on a Friday and assumes the Dansons have stood [...]

Not all fundamentalists are the same

April 28, 2010 // 0 Comments

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HuffPoster Diana Butler Bass, writing about the “South Park” imbroglio, ably disproves her point. I can’t and won’t defend the Revolutionmuslim website. But violence against those who depict the Divine is not just an Islamic [...]

Judge them by the candidates they support

April 25, 2010 // 1 Comment

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Tea Party favorite J.D. Hayworth, vying to unseat John McCain in Arizona, said that state’s absurd birther bill doesn’t go far enough. Hayworth, who has cited the possibility of “identity theft” as a reason to want to see [...]
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