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The Universal Appeal of a Red Solo Cup

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 | 0 comments

The Universal Appeal of a Red Solo Cup

Before you get on me about talking about the COUNTRY song “Red Solo Cup” by Toby Keith, let me explain. The image of a red Solo cup evokes many an emotion for ALL music lovers. It’s a universal symbol of good times, parties, fellowship, games, and bonding. Red Solo cups stimulate sensual memories of your first rum and coke with two half melted ice cubes, sucked down the moment...

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Kermit’s Deviant Kinfolk–Uncensored

Posted by on Jun 9, 2012 | 0 comments

Kermit’s Deviant Kinfolk–Uncensored

Few things in life are certain, but this is: You’ll never hear the Muppets swear. When late Muppet co-creator Jim Henson was alive, he and puppeteer Frank Oz amused themselves and crew members by ad-libbing during rehearsals and between takes on TV and film shoots. “I can’t be specific, but I can tell you that Frank has a naughty sense of humor,” Henson’s son Brian said during a recent visit to...

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Impress Your Date–Jack a Car

Posted by on Jun 3, 2012 | 0 comments

Impress Your Date–Jack a Car

Way to go, Lorenzo. Now she’ll never have that fairy tail prom night story to tell her grandkids. There will be no bad prom pictures, except perhaps his mugshot taken after his arrest. Lorenzo Bracey, from Chicago’s West Side,  has been charged for allegedly hijacking a sports-utility vehicle at gun-point before he went to prom with his girlfriend. Police said they found Bracey...

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Made Right Here, In Belvidere

Posted by on May 29, 2012 | 0 comments

Made Right Here, In Belvidere

It’s loud, dangerous, and wonderful. The air smells and even tastes like petroleum lubricant and hot steel. I sneak a touch to the smooth, perfectly stamped hood. With shiny hard hat and fashionable safety glasses, I stand mere feet from giant presses which make door panels. If I close my eyes and go to my happy place, I can recall the thrill, excitement, and titillation of being in an...

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Imma Be a CEO

Posted by on May 27, 2012 | 0 comments

Imma Be a CEO

If you’re hungry for the big $$, just become a CEO. Profits at big U.S. companies broke records last year, and so did pay for CEOs. The head of a typical public company made $9.6 million in 2011, according to an analysis by The Associated Press using data from Equilar, an executive pay research firm. But it’s not ALL in cash payouts. Companies trimmed cash bonuses but handed out more...

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