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Jean Shepherd

If only I was local and could get to this talk. Steven Glazer (of Flick Lives) is a Jean Shepherd historian and I reckon that he is a busy man this time of year. Glazer will be discussing arguably Shepherd’s greatest success A Christmas Story before a performance of the play at Paper Mill Playhouse in New […]

The REAL Bumpus Hounds

The inspiration for this site finally getting some pub! In the midst of all these A Christmas Story plays and performances, reporters often forget about a key aspect of the show…those damn Bumpus hounds! A brilliant reporter at the Seattle Times, one Nicole Brodeur (@nicolebrodeur), has provided pooch perspective on the plays. Enter, Pete and Lily, the […]

Menards Enchanted Forest Delivers Again

Updated 2014 As I wandered Menards looking for deals on Halloween stuff, I naturally happened into the Enchanted Forest. I see a LOT of the same items on the shelves which has me wondering if anyone is thinking differently with new decorations. Menards inflatables are the same as usual with the Shivering Snowman greeting me […]