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Sunday, February 3,2013
Wise Up!

Police

By David Bruce
As a kid growing up in Nebraska, Dick Cavett occasionally got into trouble with his friends. One evening, he and three friends were throwing pebbles on people's porches and then running away when the porch lights came on.
Sunday, January 27,2013
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Etiquette

By David Bruce
Theatrical director Tyrone Guthrie once made a mistake in directing an actress in "Henry VIII." Diana Wynyard was playing Queen Katherine, and Mr. Guthrie told her that she was saying a line wrong and to look it up. Later, they were rehearsing the scene again, and Ms. Wynyard said the line the same way she had said it previously. Once again, Mr. Guthrie told her that she was saying the line wrong and to look it up.
Monday, January 21,2013
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Problem solving

By David Bruce
A man had problems, so he went to a bridge and thought about jumping into the water and committing suicide. A hideous old woman saw him and asked him why he was so sad. The man said, "I have problems.
Sunday, January 13,2013
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Children

By David Bruce
In October 2004 in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, 8-year-old Nathan Watson saved the life of Charlie, his 2-year-old sister. The children's mother, Margaret-Anne, explained, "I was feeding my 4-week-old girl, and Nathan was doing his homework. Charlie was wanting him to go upstairs and play. She was shouting to him, as they are always playing together. I said, 'Go and see her.'"
Sunday, January 6,2013
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Royalty

By David Bruce
Prima donnas can be vigilant in the pursuit of what they regard as their rights. While traveling with Colonel James H. Mapleson (1830-1901) and his opera company, two prima donnas — Caroline Salla and Anna De Belocca — feuded over who would get the best suite at a hotel.
Sunday, December 30,2012
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Music

• Hasil "Haze" Adkins was a wild man of rockabilly and friends with Billy Miller and Miriam Linna of Norton Records.
Sunday, December 30,2012
Wise Up!

Music

By David Bruce
Hasil "Haze" Adkins was a wild man of rockabilly and friends with Billy Miller and Miriam Linna of Norton Records. One thing they noted about him was that he was a meat eater. Miriam says, "Hasil Adkins eats more meat than any other human being we've ever met; he carries Vienna sausages in his pocket."
Sunday, December 23,2012
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Christmas

By David Bruce
Dee Snyder is best known as the lead singer of the heavy-metal group Twisted Sister, although he is active in many other projects. His wife once asked him to write a Christmas song for her, and although most people don't think of heavy-metal lead singers writing Christmas records since they are more likely to be associated with Satanism than Christianity, as a Christmas present for her he wrote "The Magic of Christmas Day (God Bless Us Everyone)."
Sunday, December 16,2012
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Music

By David Bruce
On the WWW is the "Bikini Kill Archive" in which fans of Kathleen Hanna's riot grrrl group Bikini Kill are invited to do this: "Please add your Bikini Kill story to this blog! It can be totally off the top of your head and doesn't need to be fancy. Maybe it's your reaction to a song we wrote, something weird that happened at one of our shows, a personal anecdote or just WHATEVER. Feel free to send images too!"
Sunday, December 9,2012
Wise Up!

Mishaps

Dec. 10, 2012

By David Bruce
• At the Chicago Herald-Examiner, John J. "Jack" McPhaul once worked with a female reporter who was dedicated to meeting deadlines. Once, they were working together on a mur
 
 
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