Gonna get me a lucky coin, eh?

I know I sound like a broken record, but I’m really, really hoping we get the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train to travel through New York this year. CP is supposed to announce the train schedule (or COVID-restricted concert) today on their website. Yeah, I’m hitting that <F5> button on that web browser like I’ve swallowed…

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Happy Ken Screven Day today!!

It started out as a good-natured joke comment between two bowlers, but it has today morphed into a one-day celebration of one of the most iconic local television news reporters. I shall explain. For many decades, Ken Screven was a top reporter for WRGB, Channel 6 in the area. He would cover national and local…

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I got 96 rolls of toilet paper? Holy crap!

So here’s what happened. As the pandemic began last year, I realized that people were searching high and low for bathroom tissue. Toilet paper. Butt-wipe. Whatever you call it in your home. Now here’s the thing. There’s two different types of toilet paper – there’s the soft, squeezable stuff you can buy in the grocery…

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How to terrorize insects that terrorize you

You know those YouTube videos that somehow appear in your feed? Yeah, those. Well, the other day, one such video popped up in my feed. Apparently this young man has made a nice little YouTube career out of evicting invasive fire ants from backyards. How does he do this? The dude POURS MOLTEN ALUMINUM IN…

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Please let it happen, Canadian Pacific.

So this news just popped up on one of my news feeds. The Canadian Country Music Association has awarded the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train the 2021 Gary Slaight Music Humanitarian Award, and will be honored during Country Music Week later this year in London, Ontario. Wow. Big wow and big props. Here’s a link to…

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That’s one muscular pumpkin, son.

Last Saturday, I drove out to Syracuse to pick up my New York State Fair photos (and the three ribbons associated with same). On my way back home, I stopped at a couple of farmer’s markets and country stores for some homegrown veggies and whatnot. And in one of my favorite little “driving stops” –…

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That Beach Boys mondegreen can get mon-de-violent.

Kurt Busiek is a very famous comic book artist. You might know him from books like Astro City and Arrowsmith; he’s one of the people that created the legendary Thunderbolts comic series (which, by the way, why aren’t the Thunderbolts in the MCU yet?). I say this, because one day, he quoted the lyrics from…

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What can you do in 4,383 days?

Hmm. In 4,383 days, you could… Own a vintage 1991 Pontiac 6000, watch the car die, replace it with a 2005 Saturn Ion, watch that car have electrical spasms, replace it with a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS, drive it until the car gets destroyed on a North Carolina highway, and then continue on with a…

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How to beat the “milk crate challenge.”

Apparently this is now the new viral trend. And it’s a painful one at that. Here’s how it works. A set of plastic milk crates are stacked into a pyramid. The goal is to walk up the pyramid of milk crates and walk down the pyramid of milk crates. Sounds simple, right? Yeah, no. As…

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