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Watch Christopher Plummer’s favorite performance tonight


Christopher Plummer in Barrymore, tonight on PBS.

Christopher Plummer in Barrymore, tonight on PBS.

I know what I’m doing tonight. Forget going out to dinner or to the movies, or ::gah:: to the mall. I’m going to put some logs on the fire, make some Parmesan Crisps to go with a glass of wine, and curl up on the sofa and watch Christopher Plummer in Barrymore on Great Performances on PBS.
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EPHEMERAL ART: Amazing 3D Food Printing


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Edible chocolate cube made with a 3D printer. —3D Systems

Imagine this, instead of ink you can fill your desktop printer with chocolate and make amazing edible sculptures and decorations.

Sounds like something out of Willy Wonka, but thanks to technological advances, the candy man and woman, can do just that.
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How long does it take to get from Connecticut to Alaska?


ConnAlaska690So  how long does it take to get from Connecticut to Alaska?

Just a couple hours, if you’re traveling on the internet superhighway!

That’s what I learned while trying to help my friend Tara contact a Mystery Man in the Last Frontier. Read more…

We found the Alaskan mystery man!!


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UPDATE: READ FULL STORY HERE

I’m on deadline and in the middle of getting my newspaper out, but just wanted to post that I heard from Tony, the Mystery Man from Alaska! Success! Read more…

Getting closer to connecting with Alaskan mystery man (?)


Nice Alaskan man lets little girl hold Dixie the dog.

Nice Alaskan man lets little girl hold Dixie the dog.

UPDATE: We found him, his name is Tony and he is from Anchorage! READ THE FULL STORY

Social media is a powerful thing. Within a few hours of posting my blog, I heard from several people who said they know the Alaskan man with the dog in the Grand Canyon picture.
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Do you know this Alaskan man?


A friend of mine is trying to find this friendly man with the sweet dog. He's from Alaska, that's all she knows.

A friend of mine is trying to find this friendly man with the sweet dog. He’s from Alaska, that’s all she knows.

UPDATE: We found him, his name is Tony and he is from Anchorage!  READ THE FULL STORY

This is probably like looking for a needle in a haystack.
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A Nifty Fifty for Hello, Dolly!


A parade of Broadway Dollys as seen on CallonDolly.com.

A parade of Broadway Dollys as shown on CallonDolly.com.

The beloved American musical, Hello, Dolly! opened 50 years ago today in 1964, at the St. James Theatre on Broadway.

The show ran for 2,844 performances, which at the time was a record.  It is currently ranked 19th of the longest running shows on Broadway.
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Facebook joke sends police to pregnant woman’s home


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So when is a joke on Facebook not a joke?
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The Wolf of Wall Street: Martin Scorcese needs an editor


martin19122013Watching the film The Wolf of Wall Street on New Year’s Day, I felt deceived.

During those three long hours (plus 26 minutes of coming attractions) my mind kept drifting from the plot about excessive fraud, to the excessiveness of the film’s director Martin Scorcese.

The film is based on the life of con man Jordan Belfort, adapted from his autobiographical book. After being laid off as a stock broker on Black Monday in 1987, Belfort took to pump and dump schemes — selling worthless penny stocks to investors and making millions in the process. He lived a jetsetting drug-induced lifestyle with his ill gotten gains, until he got caught and arrested by the FBI.
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