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Small Biz: Santa For Hire

December 11, 2011 Leave a comment

The business of providing Santa to malls across the country, with Robert Mindte, Santa for Hire owner.

Strange Random Santa Quote:

I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark. – Dick Gregory

 

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Home-Brewed Beer: What Did George Washington Drink? – WSJ.com

November 19, 2011 Leave a comment

In the spirit of authenticity, a home-brewer attempts to recreate a founding father’s beer recipe.

Strange Random Beer Quote:

“A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it’s better to be thoroughly sure.” – Czech Proverb

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Poor Penmanship Spells Job Security for Post Office’s Scribble Specialists – WSJ.com

November 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Machine mail sorters can’t decipher messy handwriting on an address. That’s a job for human ‘Nixie’ clerks.

Strange Random Post Office Quote:

“I suppose they had a general store and a post office there, … since we have a letter addressed to Ham, North Carolina.” – James Melvin

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Haunted History of Halloween — History.com Video

October 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Halloween was originally called Samhain and marked the end of the harvest season for Celtic farmers.

Strange Random Haunting Quote:

“Mr. Meant-to has a friend, his name is Didn’t-Do. Have you met them? They live together in a house called Never-Win. And I am told that it is haunted by the Ghost of Might-have-Been.” – Marva Collins (American Educator. b.1936)

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Tiji

Colouring pencils

A black and white forest is colored in vibrant hues under our eyes except for one sad little panda, which sets off the compassion of an imaginative little boy.

life in colors, posted with vodpod
Strange Random Colour Quote:
“Has anybody seen my Mopser? – / A comely dog is he, / With hair the colour of a Charles the Fifth, / And teeth like ships at sea.” – Walter de La Mare
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BBC News – Music lovers gather for uninterrupted album appreciation

January 18, 2011 Leave a comment

The way people listen to music is changing with more people listening to music being shuffled on iPods and while they are on the move so it can be rare to listen to albums in full. But a number of groups are starting to challenge that and are gathering to listen to classic albums in full and uninterrupted. The rules are strict – no talking, no texting – just listening. The London club is run by Colleen Murphy and this month’s album was by David Bowie.

Strange Random Album Quote:

I had no album title, and the album is like a journey in that it’s a complete body of work. It’s not just a couple of catchy songs and filler, so I felt that I needed to capture the essence of the album. – Vanessa Carlton

 

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BBC News – US blizzards: Your video

December 28, 2010 Leave a comment

Blizzards are sweeping north along the eastern coast of the US and Canada, forcing airports to close, and stranding thousands of people in the busy post-Christmas travel period. Mike Black filmed a snow blizzard over 20 hours in Belmar, New Jersey, using a time-lapse camera.

Strange Random Weather Quote:
Don’t knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while. – Kin Hubbard

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