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I’m Dreaming of A Plain (Chocolate Digestive) Christmas

I’m not one of those expat Brits who spends his years abroad befriending only other Brits, all of them consuming British food and drink while watching British TV and football,...
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But Santa Claus Still Exists, Doesn’t He?

Thumbs down to the December issue of Wired magazine for revealing the following myths as… well, myths. 1) Apparently, if you fall into quicksand, you don’t get sucked under until...
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Christmas Beer Cheers

No sooner had I posted my Weekend Hitlist featuring the Anchor Steam Christmas Ale, than I picked up the new edition of Chronogram magazine and found a feature entitled Hoppy...
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Is This Quote For Real?

If so, it belongs in the Worst Predictions of All Time category. “Computer games don’t affect kids; I mean, if Pac-Man affected us, we’d all be running around in darkened...
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Rock’n’Roll Winemakers: We Love ’em

The Onion Audio Visual Club: When did your love affair with wine begin? Maynard James Keenan, lead singer with Tool: ‘I think just being a small-town guy on the road,...
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Let’s Do Lunch

The Scene: Webster Hall, Wednesday night. I’m in the VIP area of the balcony after The Bravery have played with Radio 4. It’s the time of the night where people...
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Rockin’ & Shockin’

ROCKIN’: Prophet Omega’s home studio SHOCKIN’: Is in an old dude ranch in the Catskills, miles from civilization ROCKIN’: That apparently once belonged to Gabby Hayes SHOCKIN’: The guy from...
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Run Down

Well, she did it! Posie ran the New York City Marathon. She ran at the same steady pace throughout, which takes some doing. And she ran with a smile on...
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