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Friday, June 29, 2012


It's International Mud Day, everybody!  Get out there and get dirty.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

FLICK: RoboCop

"While over-the-top and gory,   
RoboCop is also a surprisingly smart sci-fi flick 
that uses ultraviolence to disguise its satire of American culture."

One of 1987's best. 

P.S. Hollywood has a remake in the works.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

MUSIC: Ray Charles

Ray Charles does country western

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

SPORT: Tennis

A classic and a great sport for summer

Monday, June 25, 2012

WEAR: Ancient Greek Sandals

Be Clio, be Athena, be Andromeda.
Simple and perfect for warm weather days.

Friday, June 22, 2012

VOCAB: Esquire

Emerging in the 14th Century of Western European origin, esquire is a term rank and respect - just below the knight meaning "shield-bearer".  In America these days, it's a courtesy title we give to lawyers.

It's also the title of a kick-ass periodical that, from it's beginnings in the 1930s emphasized men's fashion and contributions by writers like Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald,  Norman MailerTim O'Brien, and Tom Wolfe

Thursday, June 21, 2012

DRINK: Sherry

 Not your Grandma's wine anymore.

Text from The Gentlewoman. Issue No. 4

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

FORESTRY: Oak & Hickory

Missouri forests are strongest when we protect the Oak & Hickory species.
Learn more about woodland management

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

WEAR: Bandana

Tina Fey - '30 Rock' Cast on Set
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This country was built on bandanas.
All the cool kids wear 'em.  

Go get you some. 
The standard.  A little fancier but still totally sweet.

Monday, June 18, 2012

ARTIST: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

The world sat up and took notice of Auguste when he showed 6 painting at the 1874 Impressionist Exhibition.  To this day, we're still bowled over by the vibrant light and saturated color in the intimate scenes and expressive character of Renoir's subjects.

Sunday, June 17, 2012


We love ya, Daddio!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

FLICK: Adventures in Babysitting

Internationally known by the name "A Night on the Town."
She's got the babysitting blues.


Thursday, June 14, 2012

SPIT: Karmin

Maybe we're late to the party, but damn this girl can spit.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

FOWL: Flamingo

One genus. Six species. 
Ancient Egyptians believed flamingos to be 
the living representation of the god, Ra.
And they still don't know why they mostly stand on one leg.

Monday, June 11, 2012

FLICK: The Princess Bride

The book's great ... but the movie?  Ahh, heaven.  
True love and high adventure, indeed.

Friday, June 8, 2012

WEAR: Gentleman's Slipper

 In suede camo.  
By super hip brand Del Toro.

Please pass the cigar.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

OPEN: Windows

When the weather is fine, there's nothing better than throwing open the windows and letting a sweet breeze into the house.

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