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Cream of the Cool

Or “What to do if you have 400 dead auks, a seal carcass and some time on your hands.”

When it comes to food, I guess the pickings must be mighty slim if you were/are an Inuit living in Greenland. Since most of the country is (or was, depending on your view of climate change) covered in ice there really is no farmable land and the natives have to make do with what…

Beloved Character Actress

From Edith Bunker to Eleanor Roosevelt

Inductee in the 15th Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame.

♪♫ ♪ Boy, the way Glenn Miller played,
Songs that made the hit parade.
Guys like us -- we had it made,
Those were the days.

And you knew who you were then,
Girls were girls and men were men,
Mister, we could use a man
Like Herbert Hoover again.

Didn't need no


I painted an elaborate portrait of
a beautiful woman,  sitting at an outdoor cafe

dark sunglasses beneath a bright red umbrella
navy blue dress,  pale white legs under
black and white checkerboard tablecloth.

It billowed in the breeze in the late afternoon light while

"You will gain access to prefabricated spaceship components cleverly made from sewer pipes. Can you build a space ship durable enough to weather storms of meteors? Armed enough to defend against pirates? Big enough to carry a large crew and valuable cargo? Fast enough to get there first? Of course you can. Become a Galaxy Trucker. It's loads of fun."

Galaxy Trucker is a 2007 science fiction board game by Vlaada Chvatil, a popular Czech game designer best known for…