Articles by Bill Rodgers

Summer’s Coming!

  Summer’s Coming! Top 3 ways you know you’ve gotten too much sun:   3. Your body sets off the smoke detector.   2. Your skin smells like someone is frying Spam.   and the No. 1 way you know you’ve gotten too much sun:   1. You’re so red,…

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Oh Sure, Now it’s Funny!

Time changes everything! Here’s an example from History Retweets Itself: Rock and Roll Edition. PUNK September 2, 1980 On this day… American punk rock band Dead Kennedys released their first album, Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables. Among their most popular songs are “Holiday In Cambodia” and “Police Truck.” The original lead…

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Get Ready for April Fools’ Day!

The origins of April Fools’ Day go back as far as the Roman Festival of Hilaria. Now, it’s celebrated by normally well-behaved people pulling horrible pranks on their friends, expecting all to be forgiven when they yell, “April Fools!”  &nbsp But wouldn’t it be great if some things ACTUALLY WERE…

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It’s Here!

Sneak Peek! MARCH 9, 1970 On this day… British rock singer Ozzy Osbourne performed with Black Sabbath in their first public concert. In 1979, he began his solo career. Often called the Prince of Darkness, some of Ozzy’s best-known songs include “Bark at the Moon” and “Crazy Train.”  During a…

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Cover Reveal!

Following is an excerpt from History Retweets Itself: Rock & Roll Edition. Available February, 2017. Watch for it! JANUARY 8, 1935 On this day… Elvis Presley, the King of Rock & Roll, was born in a two-room shack in Tupelo, Mississippi. He went on to become not only one of the…

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Driverless Cars! Can You Trust Them?

Driverless cars are now being tested in cities across the U.S. by Tesla, Uber, and Google.  We’re putting our safety in the hands of companies whose names sound like Star Wars action figures. Is this kind of technology reliable? How many times have you entered the address of a restaurant…

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Oh, no! Christmas is coming!

There’s still leftover turkey in the fridge and they haven’t even finished counting the votes from the November election, but Christmas is barreling right toward us.  And yet, we shouldn’t be too surprised. Top Five Signs Christmas Is Coming: 5.  The mall has been playing Jingle Bells since Labor Day….

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Aaaaggghhh! It’s Election Time!

Every four years, we have the presidential election and Halloween at about the same time. They completely take over TV and the Internet. There’s no escape! Of course, Halloween and the presidential campaign coverage are two very different events. One is an endless stream of zombie-like characters scaring people all hours of…

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Pull My Hoof!

California has passed a new law to regulate greenhouse gasses originating from dairy cattle.  According to their research, methane gas from cow flatulence contributes to global warming, although some say that research doesn’t pass the smell test. Apparently, the problem is not something easily handled with Febreeze or Rolaids. It sounds…

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Presidential Olympics

Every four years, we get to watch TV coverage of the Summer Olympics and the presidential race at the same time. The candidates go after each other like Olympic competitors, but things can get a little mixed up. For instance, Donald Trump thinks fencing is something done on the border…

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