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The Hobbes Experiment: The Final Chapter


Hobbes has found a home.

Hobbes has found a home.

After just four weeks, the Hobbes Experiment is over and the results are in. Hobbes, a feral cat who was wandering the streets of Bridgeport last month, has found a home.
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Recipe Reveal: Quick and Dirty Truffles


Homemade Chocolate Truffles, clockwise from top, Ginger, Toasted Coconut, and Cherry. In the center, "Dirty" Chocolate Truffles.

Homemade Chocolate Truffles, clockwise from top, Ginger, Toasted Coconut, and Cherry. In the center, “Dirty” Chocolate Truffles.

Nobody knows the truffles I’ve seen. I found out at the last minute that it was a co-worker’s birthday. Someone was bringing a cake (whew!) but I wanted to make something special too. I had no time to shop or bake.
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EPHEMERAL ART: Fruit


Whatta melon carving!

Whatta melon carving!

Mom will tell you not to play with your food. But even the most persnickety parent wouldn’t complain if their kids made these gorgeous creations with their fruit. Here is a taste of some cool carvings and whimsical arrangements.
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Bad Eats: The Rainbow Cake Apocalypse


Who would think such a sweet looking cake could cause World War III on the internet?—Tablespoon.com photo

Who would think such a sweet looking cake could cause World War III on the internet? —Tablespoon.com photo

Forget six degrees of separation. When it comes to website comments, it may only take two or three degrees before a discussion runs amok and people start viciously attacking each other. Such is the most recent case of what is being dubbed “The Rainbow Cake Apocalypse.”
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The Hobbes Experiment: The Great Outdoors


Hobbes flaunts his plumage during his first stroll in our backyard.

Hobbes flaunts his plumage during his first stroll in our backyard.

You can take the cat in from the outdoors, but you can’t take the outdoors out of the cat. That’s my convoluted way of saying that during week three of the Hobbes experiment, we let him outside.
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Daffy Ducks?


Ducks run amok on a road in Thailand.

Ducks run amok on a road in Thailand.

Why did 100,000 ducks cross the street? Not certain why, but one thing’s for sure, at some point they were trying to get to the other side.
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Christopher Walken talks raccoons as big as kangaroos


Christopher Walken discusses balmy weather and more with Jon Stewart.

Christopher Walken discusses balmy weather and more with Jon Stewart.

Plugging his new movie Jersey Boys, Christopher Walken described life in Connecticut to Jon Stewart on The Daily Show.
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Game of Thrones: Every dog and dragon has its day


Happy Father's Day Dad. Love, your son.

Happy Father’s Day Dad. Love, your son.

The season finale of Game of Thrones, “The Children” had something in common with the film Pulp Fiction. Bad things happen when you’re on the throne, so to speak.
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The cast of All the Way serenades The Jersey Boys


The cast of All the Way on Broadway has an interesting Saturday night habit.

The cast of All the Way on Broadway has an interesting Saturday night habit.

Could Broadway be ready for LBJ: The Musical?
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The Hobbes Experiment: Close Encounters of the Purr Kind


Hobbes and Frankie spy each other through the door.

Hobbes and Frankie spy each other through the door.

Not everything went well with week two of the experiment with Hobbes, a feral cat who we’re trying to rehabilitate.
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