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TOM THE DANCING BUG: "The Long Adios," A Walmart Detective Story

All right, you mugs. If you don’t want some chin music, give TOM THE DANCING BUG WEBSITE the buzz, and tail RUBEN BOLLING on TWITTER.

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Identifying Sioux Falls in 1956 from a set of unattributed parade photos


Cozyoak sez, "The latest installment of the Ferrous Archive takes us through the process of figuring out a place and time (via a Kodachrome parade from 1956). Dear Sioux Falls: Ethel's All Girl Bar and Lounge needs to be re-opened."
Look at all those great businesses - Gridley Martz Insurance, Don's Drive-In Liquor, Vandel Furniture, Ethel's All Girl Bar and Lounge (bar AND lounge? So much drinking going on!). Keep going down the street, Canton Chow Mein Cafe, Ace Variety, Sansa's Cafe, Maytag District Store - lots and lots of easy leads to pinpoint where the parade happened, right? Wrong! I have not been able to find evidence of any of these businesses! Seriously - no one cared to remember and record Ethel's? That's ridiculous.
Kerrville or Sioux Falls? 1956 Centennial Parade.

Poe's Detective: audio editions of Poe's groundbreaking detective stories


AudioGo’s new audiobook “Poe’s Detective: The Dupin Stories” is a fantastic listen. The collection includes all three of Poe’s famous “Dupin” mysteries, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” “The Purloined Letter.” and “The Mystery of Marie RogĂȘt,” and also includes the (very good, but not Dupin) story “Thou Art the Man.”

The stories are read by Bronson Pinchot, whom you’ll remember from his role as “Balki” on the sitcom “Perfect Strangers.” This wasn’t the greatest TV ever produced, and Pinchot’s scenery-chewing comedy accent work was often over the top, but what little laughs Strangers evoked inevitably belonged to him.

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