I need some happy dancing, don’t you?

I’ve got a lot of stuff going on of late. And you know what? I need something happy and joyful to get through these moments. And apparently, I found something. There’s a group of YouTube videos that feature athletic dancers grooving and jumping to classic rock and roll. No, seriously. For example, here’s some energetic…

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Why is Express Scripts calling me for exciting offers?

Cold-call scammers are in my Top 5 of people that I can do without. They are the usual ilk of “Your car warranty has expired,” or “We have an exciting travel offer for you,” or “Hydroxychloroquine can be the new Viagra, let me tell you about the possibilities.” So when I started receiving cold calls…

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So the other Chuck the Writer blog died today.

Follow along with me. It’s April 2017, and the Times Union and I just had our major schism. As I left, I requested my archives, so that I could import them into a new chuckthewriter.blog portal. They eventually sent the archives to me. And I uploaded the archives to the new blog portal. And the…

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You mean there WILL be a Competition Season 2021? For reals???

It’s one of the signs that our world is returning to some semblance of post-COVID normalcy. I just received word that the Iowa State Fair, one of my locales for my annual “Competition Season” of photography, WILL indeed operate in 2021, and they’ve already sent out a call for entries for images. And I immediately…

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The Connection between Schitt’s Creek and the National Basketball League of Canada

I know, I know, I’m late to the party. I just started watching Schitt’s Creek a week or so ago. I’m actually watching it as a Netflix double-feature with another Canadian sitcom, Kim’s Convenience, which is quite funny in and of itself. But there’s something about Schitt’s Creek that has a connection to the Canadian…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, April 3 2021

Good morning and welcome to the Saturday recap, where I step aside and showcase some great blogs and podcasts and photos from my personal blogroll, and when I can, I also interview and showcase one of the blogroll residents. This week, it’s Jerry Papandrea, also known as DerryX, where I introduce you to his YouTube…

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The Nightowl Radio Show playlist for April 2, 2021

The following is a playlist for the broadcast of the Nightowl Radio Show, a one-hour college radio show on station WHCL-FM.  The show can be streamed tonight at 7:00 p.m. Eastern at whcl.org. Tonight’s episode features music that would have been played on WHCL during mid-February of 1984. Time Artist Song Release 7:02 PM The…

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17,000 points is worth THAT much??

Over the past four years, I’ve taken care of my beloved 2013 Chevrolet Cruze “Dracourage” with a vehicle service contract through DePaula Chevrolet, the dealership where I purchased it in 2016. And because I purchased the car as a “certified pre-owned vehicle,” apparently any repairs or maintenance that I undertake through DePaula Chevrolet, earn me…

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Andrew Cuomo to host Saturday Night Live on April 10

In an unexpected turn of events that no one saw coming, NBC has announced that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been tapped to host the April 10th edition of Saturday Night Live, replacing Carey Mulligan, who had to drop out due to a very recently disclosed scheduling conflict. Cuomo, who has been battling various…

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