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Date : July 2013

Les Misérables (2012)

Categories: Movie Reviews
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Published on: 2013.07.31

My wife and I invoked our “30 minute rule” when watching this movie. The rule is: if the movie can’t interest either of us in 30 minutes, then we turn it off and quit wasting our time. In the case of Les Misérables, we only needed 19 minutes. To be fair, I don’t usually enjoy[…]

Digging Up Detroit

Categories: Finances, Government, InTheNews
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Published on: 2013.07.28

Can you hear me now? I think I found Detroit.(Copyright © 2005 by Wil C. Fry.) Sometimes, when something dies, it’s best to bury it and never look at it again. Remember it fondly, but never inspect it too closely. Other times, as with Detroit, it seems to be popular to keep digging it up[…]

Dear Cable News: Why I Don’t Watch Your Channel

Categories: InTheNews, Television
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Published on: 2013.07.23

CNN spells the Pope’s name incorrectly in the rush to be first, during a days-long single-subject obsession (March 13, 2013) Wouldn’t it be great if there was an easy way for corporations to know why customers shy away from their products and/or services? Now there is a way. They can just read my blog. Or[…]

Correcting Trivial Pursuit: It’s Bavaria, Silly

Categories: History, Pet Peeve
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Published on: 2013.07.21

As far back as I can remember, members of my family have been correcting Trivial Pursuit (and other trivia games’) answers. Other families probably do this too. Occasionally, there would be an answer that just didn’t sound right, or one that a member of our family simply knew to be untrue. In the old days,[…]

Book Review: Killeen, Tale of Two Cities (1984)

Categories: Book Reviews, History
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Published on: 2013.07.18

Killeen native Gra’Delle Duncan put together “Killeen: Tale of Two Cities” in the early 1980s as part of Killeen’s centennial celebration, in conjunction with the Killeen Daily Herald’s 100-year special edition. The book does a decent job of chronicling the town’s two separate identities, first as a farming and ranching trade center from 1882 through[…]

Zimmerman/Martin Case Brings Up Much Ignorance

Categories: InTheNews
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Published on: 2013.07.17

It’s probably a bad idea to read the comment sections under news stories of any kind. It’s rare — on most news sites — to see a string of well-reasoned and well-written comments from the readers. But I read them anyway. Perhaps I’m a glutton for punishment. Maybe I’m always on the lookout for something[…]

Book Review: Lone Star (1968, 2000)

Categories: Book Reviews, History
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Published on: 2013.07.09

Title: Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans (Updated Edition) Subtitle: From Prehistory to the Present, the People, Politics, and Events That Have Shaped Texas Author: T.R. Fehrenbach Year: 1968, 2000 Publisher: Da Capo Press ISBN 0-306-80942-7 View it on Amazon View it on Google Books Texas History on Wikipedia On the heels[…]

Flickr Adds Yahoo! Menu Bar

Categories: Business, Internet, Photography
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Published on: 2013.07.04

It seems that Flickr’s downward spiral doesn’t have an exit ramp. After May 20’s redesign and resultant loss of functionality, those in charge just couldn’t stop hurting the site’s appearance and ease of use. This week, Flickr added a Yahoo! menu bar across the top (Help Forum topic):

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