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Brand XJust because because it's Valentine's Day doesn't mean your man doesn't have needs. Like the need to do something romantic, yet slightly more masculine than a pink teddy bear holding a chocolate heart. If you're a girlfriend or boyfriend of the more laid-...
Every country has its slang, and Australians are no exception. Author Goldie Goldbloom translated a few of the more amusing phrases, some of which appear in "The Paperbark Shoe." Gumnuts: The hard fruit of eucalyptus trees, usually round, dusty, and...
KIAHXbox, owned by Microsoft, has apologized to a gamer that it banned from Xbox Live after he said Fort Gay was his hometown. The gamer, Josh Moore, from Fort Gay, West Virginia, was surprised when he found his account suspended and then received a threat...
Two socially important things happen every year in late September: The baseball season ends for teams that don't make the playoffs and back-to-school nights inevitably take place. In the first instance, the players representing our home team, the Los...
Tags: Spring Training, Back to School, Elections, Baseball, All Stars
Brand XIt seems like Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger took the opportunity yesterday to send a coded message to State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, who famously told the Governor to 'kiss my gay ass' earlier this month. In a tersely worded memo rejecting Ammiano's Port...
Change of SubjectAt Dictionary.com we find the word "Canuck" in reference to Canadians is deemed "sometimes offensive" (Random House); "often derogatory" (Online Etymology Dictionary) and "often offensive" ( American Heritage Dictionary). So what gives with the hockey-...
Change of SubjectMy colleague Dan Hinkel's story, "Lawyer: Free speech applies to T-shirts, too," says: A lawyer for a 20-year-old Round Lake Park woman argues that protection should be afforded his client, who offended a Lake County judge by walking into court......
Pop & HissWhen the Gaslight Anthem's breakthrough album, “The '59 Sound,” landed in 2008, it made excellent use of a very out-of-fashion instrument: absolute earnestness. On tracks such as “High Lonesome” and “Old White Lincoln,” the New Jersey...
Show TrackerDo not accuse us of not staying on top of the big news. Earlier today, we posted an item about a CBS press release that clarifies that its new re-make, "Hawaii Five-0," uses a zero in the title and not......
Staff reporterHot weather means its time to squeeze into that swimsuit. But this summer, it's not your belly or your thighs you need to worry about. It's your ''cankles.'' That's what happens when your calves get so big you can't tell the difference between them and...
Culture MonsterStudio slang that expressed effusive approval in the Abstract Expressionist 1950s, whether swaggering or sentimental, became literal subject matter for numerous artists in the 1960s. Jasper Johns was a leading practitioner. For instance, with tongue...
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