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Monday, May 15, 2017

Freddy Pompeii, guitarist for the seminal Canadian punk band, the Viletones, succumbed last night to lung cancer. I was in his last band, Fight, F---, or Dance, and even past 70, he rocked silly. I was up in Toronto last Summer pushing our single and was absolutely amazed at how every record shop clerk, every worker at the radio station and even random punks on the street, all knew and loved Freddy. Philly Voice interviewed him two months ago. read more


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Rick Friday has been giving farmers a voice and a laugh every Friday for two decades through his cartoons in Farm News.
Now the long-time Iowa farm cartoonist tells KCCI that he has been fired.
Friday announced Sunday that his job was over after 21 years...
The cartoon features two farmers talking about farming profits. (view cartoon)
The first says, "I wish there was more profit in farming."
The second farm answers, "There is. In year 2015 the CEOs of Monsanto, DuPont Pioneer and John Deere combined made more money than 2,129 Iowa farmers.


Sunday, April 23, 2017

This is dedicated to my brother, whose birthday it is today. Like Billy Joe, he sent himself to a watery grave. Also, like Billy Joe, he did a horrible thing and deserved to die. read more


Friday, April 21, 2017

The Kensington storefront [in Philadelphia] recognizable to fans of the Rocky movie franchise as Adrian's fictional pet store was unceremoniously demolished Thursday, according to a city tour guide. Ben Caplan, who routinely leads tourists to the movie's filming locations throughout the city, said that when he took sightseers to 2146 N. Front Street, he found construction workers dismantling the three-story building. "I was getting ready to tell these people, 'Well, hey, across the street is the --' and then I looked over and saw a big bulldozer," said Caplan, who has been giving Rocky tours for just over a year. ... Four of the seven Rocky movies -- including Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky V, and Rocky Balboa -- shot scenes in the building's first-floor commercial space. In the film, the store was home to the pet shop where Adrian worked and where the title character bought two turtles, Cuff and Link, as well as a 140-pound bull mastiff, Butkus.


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) visited President Trump at the White House late Wednesday, bringing along musicians Ted Nugent and Kid Rock.
The three posed mockingly in front of a portrait of former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.


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