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Friizi Toon: Now that's politically correct!

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Frizzi: The Finger and the Ring

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On Oct. 9, 2013, at 2:12 in the afternoon, my wife, Heddy and I will be married for 20 years. Being married to the same gal for 20 years is pretty rare these days. Then again, so is Heddy.

I love my wife. She's the only one I ever had. (For the record, I stole that line from Jack Benny's autobiography, "Sunday Nights at Seven".) I always liked the way that sounded.

I met my wife in 1990 when I stole her barstool. Back then, we...

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Uh, Vlad... ?

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FRIZZITOONS-WELCOME

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Literarea Review: "Everything And More: A Compact History of Infinity" by David Foster Wallace

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“Do I contradict myself?
Very well, then I contradict myself,
I am large, I contain multitudes.”
Walt Whitman
"Songs of Myself"

David Foster Wallace was definitely a Whitmanesque character if there ever was one. He was hyper-intellectual receiving an (mostly) Ivy League education while being a down-to-earth central Illinois kid of the ’70s. He was the child of a professor...

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Walk for the Mind scheduled

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The 11th annual Mark Linder Walk for the Mind to support research into brain tumors is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28, stepping off from the RiverPlex.

Entry fee is $20 for adults and $10 for children age 10 and under. Survivors walk free. Registration and a raffle begins at 7:30 a.m. The one-mile walk begins at 9:30 a.m.

The purpose of the walk, which was founded in 2003 by Mark Linder, is to raise funds for brain tumor research....

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Rated PG: Coming to a Karaoke bar near you, The Bread Monk

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It's probably not every night you stop in a Karaoke bar for some fun and see a monk with the mic, singing Jimmy Buffet. If you do, chances are it's Father Dominic Garramone.

The Singing Monk? He is the choir master at Saint Bede Academy and Monastery in Peru. You could call him Father Thespian, given that he used to do community theatre, majored in theatre in college before joining the monastery, and is the drama director at Saint Bede.

He's...

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Frizzi: A boy named Alice

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Alice? Alice? Who the (Bleep) is Alice?

(I used "Bleep" because this is a family publication and I care about our youth!)

VAImage1You'll probably hear this several times at an Oktoberfest near you. It gets screamed by crowds whipped up by a combination of a German ooom-pah band and beer. The song played is called "Tür an Tür mit Alice", a German version...

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