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Boy, Did WE Get A Wrong Number

Photo by CE Ayr.  Thanks, CE. An anecdote from days of my working in the news biz.  Originally published August 27, 2016.  Please enjoy! +++++ The police report came through to the news assignment desk at WMXT. “Mike Bradley, 38, … Continue reading

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Git ‘er DONE!

Thanks, Jan Fields, for this really intriguing pic.  A bit of a challenge, but here we go! Americans will get it and not be amused. Europeans will not get it and will STILL not be amused. OK, so it’s probably … Continue reading

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A Slow News Day?

The Queen has posted a prompt that reminds me of my old days of working in TV.  It looks like a piece of equipment on a live shot from a mobile unit.  Unfortunately, sometimes the reporters on a live shot … Continue reading

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Stood Up?

Thanks, Dale, for this gorgeous picture. One of my favorites from December 7, 2016. +++++ John’s blind date never arrived.  He waited in his favorite restaurant for one hour, 55 minutes, five glasses of water and three breadsticks. Julie, his … Continue reading

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Better To Hold The Phone

Pictures (as this one seemingly discarded — you gave up FINALLY, CE?) make great wallpaper in the basement.  And speaking of wall paper … From September 10, 2014. +++++ Since Pop worked out of our home in those days, our … Continue reading

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Mob Rule

  “Pete Thompson.”  Nick Rapelli trembled, repeating his new name. “Right.  Get used to it.  Car’s outside.  Move!”  The agent led Rapelli out the porch door. Rapelli slid into the back of the sedan.  “I can’t thank you boys enough.  … Continue reading

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“And In The End …”

… and believe me, I DO mean it as far as this story’s implications. Thanks to Connie Gayer who provided us with (almost) Russell’s best side (should have aimed lower). +++++ Dale and Shelley turned around at the sound of, … Continue reading

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