Most U.S. residents are aware that today, April 15, is the day we all must file our income tax return (if we haven't already). Probably not as many of us are cognizant of the fact that it's also the anniversary of the day in 1947 when Jackie Robinson integrated Major League Baseball.
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Robin WheelerSlurpees are best served cold.Oh thank heaven! Free Slurpee Day lands on what might be the hottest day of 2011!
In St. Louis, does 7-11 cross anyone's mind on any day other than July 11 (Get it? 7-11.)? Not really. The granddaddy of all convenience stores - the first one opened ... More >>
Alissa NelsonLast week, while browsing the wares at Local Harvest Grocery, I encountered the biggest beets I'd ever seen. They were like cow hearts. I considered staging the Harrison Ford sacrifice scene from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, just for dramatic effect. Then I saw a sweet pota ... More >>
This is probably my favorite round-up of the year: The A.V. Club's list of funny, asinine, ridiculous, awesome or just plain terrible band names. The entire list is well worth perusing, but my favorites include the following sections:
REWORKING PROPER NAMES & TRADEMARKSSega GenocideWeird Al Qaed ... More >>