Monthly Archives: January 2013

Have Gun, Will Travel

Annie Get Your Gun is an American staple.  It is a musical play loosely based on the female American sharpshooter Annie Oakley and although Annie could beat Frank in the final shooting contest, she throws the event in order to … Continue reading

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Bread and Circuses

In 140 BC, politicians in the Roman Empire doled out cheap food, drink and entertainment to the general populace to assure the loyalty of voters, thus guaranteeing their rise to power.  This was described by the Latin term, panem et … Continue reading

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Celebrity Spotlight: Martin the Geico Gecko

Often, good comes from controversy.  This is particularly true of the Screen Actors Guild strike in 1999 which bore the endearing character we know today as Martin, the Geico Insurance mascot, or the Geico Gecko.  Martin is a Gold dust … Continue reading

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Through Tired Eyes!

Few wrinkles adorned the face of John who sat with coal black hair scribbling at each meeting.  He was the recording secretary of the group and year after year, he wrote down everything anyone said at every meeting, no matter … Continue reading

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