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Another Weird “Holiday”, Gomer Pyle Day – September 25 [VIDEO]

Well, Gol-l-l-l-l-l-l-l-e-e-e-!

A gas station attendant from Mayberry decides to join the Marines, and his good pal Andy Taylor decides to accompany him to boot camp on his first day of enlistment.

That was from an Andy Griffith Show episode that was actually the "pilot" for Gomer Pyle, U.S. M. C., debuting in May of 1964.

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Premiere Comedian Bill Murray Turns 62 [VIDEO]

Bill Murray, one the immortal comedy kingpins who catapulted Saturday Night Live into the longest running television show, blew out 62 candles on September 21.

While he's not aging as well as Richard Gere, he was still in prime form when appearing on one of the late nighter's recently.  Can't rightfully remember which one, but Letterman pops into my mind right now.

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Lubbock Museum Kills Two Mules For Public Display

Here's a story buried in the depths of obscurity, that is sure to stir controversy, and have animal rights activists gearing up for a protest.  Of course, it won't help the steadfast wrangling of each parties position, now that I brought it to light.

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Old Chinese Dessert Has Celebration TODAY!

Do you believe in luck over knowledge when it comes to surviving games of chance?  For example, I happen to know someone who proclaims to be a wizard when it comes to picking the ponies.  Have even accompanied him to Louisiana Downs, where I observed some minor magic.

I believe that no matter how intuitive one is, being a Svengali at the track likely results from the marriage between luck and knowledge.

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Go Daddy Hacked, Affecting Millions of Businesses

Indy racer Danica Patrick's #7 car has become a well-known symbol for the company Go Daddy. Turns out, nobody could navigate Go Daddy out of yesterday's hack that shut down millions of websites.

If you went to a website on Monday and you got an error message, chances are it wasn't your internet connection. A hacker group has claimed responsibility for shutting down Go Daddy-hosted sites and causing millions of small businesses to have a hard time functioning. Why?

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Isaac hits Louisiana, Louisiana hits back

If there's one thing we've learned about Hurricane Isaac so far, it's that the storm has a mind of its own. First it was making a beeline for the Florida panhandle. Then it changed its mind and headed straight for New Orleans. Isaac finally made landfall in Louisiana late Tuesday night, then retreated briefly back to the Gulf, as if Louisiana had just sucker-punched it right in the face and forced it to think twice about coming in there. But alas, Isaac has hit our neighbors to the east, and hurricane warnings are out.

What does that mean for East Texas?

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Today, August 27, is National “Dog Day”

If there was ever a reason to pamper your pooch, the best excuse you could have is National "Dog Day", celebrated worldwide on August 27.

Rin Tin Tin, Lassie, Old Yeller, -- just a few familiar names that have captured the hearts of Americans for decades.

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No Need to Call 911 for a Mosquito Bite

Yes, West Nile is a huge concern across Texas and 47 other US states right now.

But it's not necessary to call 911 when you notice a mosquito bite. Are people really doing that?

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5 Year Old Wears Wrong Team Shirt To School, Branded ‘Offensive’ [VIDEO]

I've absolutely had it with stupid, ridiculous, non-nonsensical rules, whereby the people drafting the code should be banished to that island that Tom Hanks was stranded on for four years in the movie "Castaway"!

Further, the lunatics of such gibberish, actually make the guys in the "Dumb and Dumber" flick retain respectability.

Allow me to vent forthright.

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Austin Area Walmart Site of Early Morning Shooting

Another miscreant of society who probably doesn't have any responsibility in life because he's at an Austin area Walmart at 4:30 a.m. Sunday poppin' off a few rounds, 18 year old Soloman Onwukaife will undoubtedly unleash terror on society again, once he's let out of jail.

Unless we start giving the perpetrators a sentence befitting the crime, many more morons like Onwukaife wait in the wings to prove that shooting innocent people makes them a tough guy.

Never would have thought twenty years ago, that my television viewing today would feature a weekend marathon of "Murder By The Book", "Murder Mysteries", "Anatomy of a Murder", etc...

Heck, I grew up with "Columbo", "Cannon", and "Barnaby Jones"!

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‘National Soft Ice Cream Day’ is August 19

Another reason to get together with so-called friends, spiteful family, or freeloader acquaintances.

Not to be confused with "National Ice Cream Day", "National Soft Ice Cream Day" is Sunday, August 19.

If you don't know the difference between the two days, then...

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Dogs Die in San Antonio Sheriff’s Department ‘Mishap’

Let me understand this.  You are an officer of the law entrusted to handle a dog as part of your K9 duties.  You reside in a part of the country known to unrelenting heat and humidity during the summer season.  But for some unexplained reason, common sense values vacated your brain long enough for not one, but two dogs perishing inside your patrol vehicle.

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