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January 2, 2013


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Most of us know the story of good ole Benjamin Franklin whose constant curiosity led to some of the biggest inventions and discoveries including that lightning is electrical by nature. Apparently, Ben went out one dark and stormy night armed with a kite with a metal key attached to it and poof this led to him inventing the lightning rod.  Which is….? The lightning rod provides the path of least resistance for electricity to travel from from the air to the ground. Ummm, okay. There is the myth that Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity which is NOT true. Electricity had already been around for awhile before Franklin became interested in it and started conducting experiments. Harnessing electricity has become essential in the way that we power our modern lives. How do you think...


January 1, 2013


First things first, HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Welcome to the first post of 2013. Whether you rang in the New Year like this. Or like this. It doesn’t matter. Maybe you went out with friends, got drunk, went to three parties, or kept it low-key, went to church, and spent time with your family. Maybe you went to bed early after watching a movie and missed all the hoopla. These are ALL great ways to ring in the new year. All that really matters is that you are happy. It matters that you have a Happy New Year. It matters that you make the most out of what you want for 2013 and you do everything to accomplish your goals. This editor’s note is a quick glimpse into what’s in store for...


December 21, 2012


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Maybe you’ve known about Paul Rudd since his almost incestual role in Clueless. Or as a wayward counselor in Wet Hot American Summer. Perhaps, more recently you loved his awkward quest for a best friend in I, Love You Man. Doesn’t it seem like Paul Rudd’s steadily been on your radar for years? Here’s the thing about Paul Rudd, most people just like him. He’s been married to the same woman for years, he’s not afraid to give advice to teenage girls, he works with some of his best, best friends on some really funny movies. One of the great things about Paul Rudd is that he knows the rhythm’s gonna get him and he moves like Jagger whenever and wherever he feels like it. Often, with hilarious results. He’s the kind...


December 6, 2012


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Last night on Law & Order: SVU, Patricia Arquette guest starred as a hooker (Jeannie Kerns) with a very important role in the investigation of a serial killer gone cray-cray. Let the record show, that Patricia Arquette has gone down this hooker road before in the film classic, True Romance. (FYI: it’s one of my favorites.) In fact, there were times that it felt like she was channeling the amazingness of that character, a call girl named Alabama Whitman/Worley. On SVU, Jeannie is a working girl – ahem- working woman; who has been on the job for 25 years and is one of the older ladies working the block. Jeannie could be a modern day Alabama if she never married Christian Slater’s character, Clarence, decided to move to New York City from Detroit...