Monthly Archives: June 2015

Hit Up at the Mall

The Concord Mall is only a couple of miles from my house, and I browse through it and the adjoining big box stores about once every other week, usually alone on a Friday or Saturday evening when TV is slow. … Continue reading

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Clickbait

“Word on the Street” by Ben Zimmer. The Wall Street Journal, 6/6/2015. “Clickbait” is a new addition to Merriam-Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary. It means a disingenuous Internet item, such as a photo or racy headline, designed to entice someone gullible like … Continue reading

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Spit-tooie!

Anyone who tunes into a televised baseball game immediately notices the players constant spitting.  Why?  Basketball players don’t spit.  Soccer players don’t spit.  Football players don’t spit.  Spitting is not a normal part of physical activity. I have a theory, … Continue reading

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Repurposed Railroad Track

Can anyone shed light on this object I retrieved from my grandfather’s basement many years ago?  He may have even gotten it from his grandfather. It is obviously a section of railroad track that someone converted into a small anvil … Continue reading

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The Winning Solitaire App

For a while now, not too often I hope, I have been playing a solitaire app on my Nexus 7 tablet. The solitaire is the standard card game, but is easy to play anytime on the tablet where the deal … Continue reading

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How to Watch the Ocean City Boardwalk

I have recently posted about AtTheBeach.com (May 25) and their many live HD cameras along the Ocean City Boardwalk. Here is a neat way to watch in both directions at the same time on a Windows 7 PC via a … Continue reading

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