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  • 08-02-2012 2:19 PM

    The mayor dangles while the world laughs – and photoshops

    The Internet has a new meme to pass around – Dangling Boris. The meme comes after London's 48-year-old mayor, Boris Johnson, tried to go down a zipline, Union Jack flags waving, to promote the Olympics. But the mayor wound...
  • 07-23-2012 4:31 PM

    Be prepared – don't be victimized

    America has had its first look at the Aurora Batman shooter, James Holmes. Sporting dyed fiery hair and a blank expression, Holmes appeared before a judge today for his very first court appearance. Holmes remained silent during...
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  • 07-26-2012 3:19 PM

    You gotta think big to go small

    Back in the 1950s, life was good again, and young couples were scooping up homes left and right, and settling down to raise some babies. The average home back then was about half the size of most of today's homes, and often came with only...
  • 07-09-2012 2:21 PM

    Save money when dining out

    According to statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor, the average American family spent more than $2,500 on dining out in 2010. If you cut a mere 30 percent of that cost, you'd save more than $750. That's significant savings. How can...
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  • 07-26-2012 1:56 PM

    Google: Stop with the begging already...

    Google is begging Youtube users to use real names when posting commentary. And it's getting downright pathetic. The begging first began in June when Google gave Google+ users the ability to use their Google+ profiles on their user channels...
  • 07-18-2012 4:25 PM

    Newest Facebook scam: Tag, you're it

    If you receive an e-mail claiming to be from Facebook and claiming you've been tagged in a photo posting, beware. The latest malware attack comes disguised as a photo post tag. The e-mail says it's from ""...
  • 01-04-2012 10:48 AM

    Wow, Dryer Sheets Have Meaning!

    Doing laundry is not exactly my favorite pastime, but it has to be done. With modern technology, the only work involved is adding and removing clothes from the washer / dryer, with a little folding or hanging at the end and yet I find ways to...
  • 12-14-2011 2:56 PM

    New Unsubscribe Service Saves Time

    I have signed up for several newsletters that I honestly would love to read, but just don't have the time. They arrive in my inbox long before I am ready to deal with them and they are just causing me stress because I feel the need to look...
Eric: Unpublished - The Struggle of an Unpublished Writer
  • 07-17-2013 1:13 AM

    Breaking Form

    Tried to post a few times but I've just been too busy. Not enough of that has been writing but it's been in there too. Finished chapter five. Working on chapter 6. Problems are getting solved and so far everything is moving forward smoothly...
  • 07-01-2013 8:10 AM

    Days 20 and 21: The bottom of the List

    It's funny. I always thought the subtitle of this blog "The Struggle of an Unpublished Writer" was a bit overly dramatic. Struggle was probably the best word to sum up today. Got started over an hour-and-a-half later than I wanted...
  • 07-27-2012 1:15 PM

    Kristen Stewart – Feeling pretty undead right about now

    Well, it seems the celebrity world has been rocked with another scandal. You might say it's just another day in Hollywood. But this time, it affects the fans of the Twilight series, and if you've seen any of their videos...
  • 07-09-2012 3:54 PM

    Southern women know most enny-thin'...

    Southern women. We're not all dressed in dresses made from our drapes, poking our bottom lips out and pouting about not enough gentlemen callers. Today's Southern woman is so much more. But the beauty of a Southern woman...
  • 09-23-2011 12:11 PM

    Enable Facebook's New Profile and Timeline Feature

    Facebook reviled their new profile and look yesterday and I think people are really going to like it. The problem is it's going to take a couple weeks for the changes to make it the general public. If you are as impatient...
  • 09-22-2011 2:43 PM

    I Love Facebook's New Profile Look and Timeline Feature from F8

    At Facebook's F8 conference today they have revealed what the new profile will look like. I for one love it. They call the main new feature timeline and allows you browse a summarization of someones profile that shows most...
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  • 11-18-2010 2:53 PM

    The Payday Lending Debate

    A recent study in the Journal of Banking and Finance by Dartmouth professor Jonathan Zinman states that the ban on payday loans in Oregon ended up hurting households financially, not helping them. "Restricting access (to...
Geek Toys & Geek Stuff for the Geek in all of us - Find cool geek gadgets & geek things that you can actually buy online.
  • 04-26-2011 4:04 PM

    Leica i9 iPhone Camera Concept - WANT

    I know it's just a concept and probably way to expensive to be practical, pricing being considered at $900 - $1,200. How awesome would this be though to have a Leica camera that housed your iPhone like a case. This concept...
The Wastebucket - Where mediocre musings go to recycle
  • 05-12-2010 11:49 AM

    13 TV Shows that were Canceled Before their Time

    There are a lot of TV shows that were well written, beautifully show, had killer actors but just didn't make it. These are TV shows that passed before their time due to being the wrong show for the wrong time, having too high of a budget...
Parenting Rx - Information, news, and advice to help you enhance your parenting.
  • 10-23-2010 2:18 PM

    Halloween Safety

    As we approach this 'spooktacular' time of year, once again I am taken back to when I was a child and would come home from trick-or-treating, excited about all the cool candy I got. Barring the few rogue pennies, apples and raisin boxes...

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  • How Did The Symphony Orchestra Come Into Existence And Evolve ?

    The modern day symphony orchestra , which resides in a concert hall all year around except for touring , and which plays a different program every week from approximately September until May or June with a music director (its chief conductor) and a variety of guest conductors , bears little resemblance to the early orchestras which existed in the 18th...
    Posted to The Horn (Weblog) by the horn on 01-29-2015
  • It's Mozart's Birthday Again - Don't Take His Music For Granted !

    Today , January 27 , would have been the 259th birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart , one of the greatest names in classical music . Child prodigy , pianist, violinist , composer , childlike jokester and prankster , amiable weirdo . An incomprehensible genius who began composing as a small boy , took the aristocratic courts of Europe by storm , but often...
    Posted to The Horn (Weblog) by the horn on 01-27-2015
  • Is HIP A Kind Of Musical Religion ?

    HIP stands for "Historically informed performance " , that is, using the musical instruments of the past , or replicas of them , to perform the music of such great composers as Bach , Handel , Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven , and now even the composers of the 19th and early 20 th century . And music of earlier composers such as Henry Purcell , Claudio...
    Posted to The Horn (Weblog) by the horn on 01-26-2015
  • Celebrating The 150 th Birthdays Of Two Great Scandinavian Composers - Sibelius & Nielsen .

    This year marks the 150 th anniversity of the the birth of two great Scandinavian composers , Jean Sibelius of Finland and Carl Nielsen of Denmark . Sibelius is the better known of the two to the concertgoing public , but Carl Nielsen of Denmark has been steadily gaining more recognition . Nielsen died in 1931 and Sibelius in 1957 . Both composers knew...
    Posted to The Horn (Weblog) by the horn on 01-24-2015
  • What's the Secret To The Amazing Longevity Of So Many Great Conductors ?

    Why is it that you can attend concerts and operas led by conductors who are still active at an age when many people are confined to nursing homes ? The legendary maestro Leopold Stokowski (1882 - 1977 ) led his last concert at the age of 90 with the London symphony orchestra ! And after this, he continued to make recordings in his native England with...
    Posted to The Horn (Weblog) by the horn on 01-23-2015

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