No Brief Today, But... »
by: Josh Premako
Sorry folks, there's no brief today, but tune in tomorrow for a special weekend edition....
Posted: 34 mins ago - 21 Nov 2014 @ 7:30am
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An Appropriate New Home for 2015 Cowboy Fest »
by: John Boston
βWhere I live in Oklahoma, it's all ranchers. My friends are all cowboys and pretty rough guys. If I had a hot tub back there, I may as well have Richard Simmons come over and live with me.β β Blake Sheldon MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE City oβ SClarita, fine purveyors of cowboy-like festivals. For 20-plus years now, this tiny archduchy overflowing with yuppies and soccer moms has hosted one of the best Wild West shows in all of smothering suburbia. ...
Posted: 1 week, 0 days ago - 14 Nov 2014 @ 4:00am
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San Fernando Mission: California's History »
by: Jen & Josh Gerhardt
The San Fernando Mission in nearby Mission Hills is a peaceful, educational visit well worth the modest entry fee (about $3). Families can enjoy the serenity of the museum, refurbished convento (with wine cellar) and church, and green gardens. The displays and gardens are child friendly, so feel free to bring little ones. ***attachment4*** The Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana was the 17th mission in California, founded in 1797. By 1804, more than 1,000 people lived on the...
Posted: 1 day, 0 hrs. ago - 20 Nov 2014 @ 8:00am
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Re: Nov.19, 2014 - Daily Brief »
by: Don Ricketts
I don't think the expression "drink/drank/drunk Kool Aid" has its origin in the Jim Jones massacre. Rather it refers to the Electric Kool Aid Acid tests (kind of the first raves with the Grateful Dead's predecessor (Warlock) as the house band) put on by Ken Kesey (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) and his Merry Band of Pranksters in the 60's where Kool Aid was laced with LSD. The tests were memorialized in Tom Wolfe's book of the sane name and other works. The expression is usually used to...
Posted: 1 day, 17 hrs. ago - 19 Nov 2014 @ 2:37pm
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