| Aug 27, 2010
| 4:25 AM
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| Sep 8, 2010
| 7:23 PM
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...
| Sep 9, 2010
Xbox, 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...
| May 16, 2011
| 1:47 PM
Better watch what you say if you're planning a night of boozy revelry at the venerable Mount Royal Tavern, which recently installed a "Cuss Bucket" for those getting a little too loud and creative with their profanity.
"It's a bar, and I don't mind a...
| Apr 29, 2011
| 2:54 PM
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...
| Apr 29, 2011
| 2:54 PM
When Goldie Goldbloom won one of the most prestigious awards for up-and-coming novelists, she didn't even know she had entered the competition.
She hadn't. A fellow writing workshop member - who also happens to be the editor of a literary magazine -...
| Jun 5, 2011
| 1:30 AM
It was a family gathering of some sort - one of those where everyone eats too much. We all settled down to watch a movie - a comedy that someone had recommended as being "hilarious."
Only a few minutes into the show, the response from the family was...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 2:55 PM
Raising children in any era can be difficult.
There is an added dimension today with a easily accessible global-connection through Facebook at teen’s fingertips.
Helping parents deal with their teen’s social environment by experiencing...
| Nov 9, 2011
The Faker gives mad props to her dear old dad for, among many other things, raising two children well into adulthood before either heard him utter a swear word. The Faker's own children will not give her the same mad props.
Despite the occasional canned-...
| Dec 4, 2011
For many Americans, the holidays mean tipping. There are gifts for the newspaper carrier, the postal worker, the baby sitter. And now, here's a holiday tip for you — 10 facts a-leaping:
1 The nation's best tippers dine in New Orleans, leaving an...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 4:14 PM
The Mayor of Kenner, Mike Yenni finds it insulting when people say "Kenna" instead of Kenner.
Mayor Yenni doesn't like the fact that a few t-shirts being sold at Fleurty Girl and Dirty Coast have been using the slang, "Kenna".
He said it hurts Kenner'...