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Jack Benny

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    The $20 Trader Joe's Challenge

    Editor's note: We asked five Eating Our Words bloggers to head to Trader Joe's with $20 and write about what they were able to get. We've gathered their stories together here. Katharine Shilcutt: Objective: Two meals for two for $20 My boyfriend and I hit Trader Joe's a little before 5 p.m. on a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2011

    What's Up Doc? Bugs Bunny's Gweatest Hits

    ​Today is not only Memorial Day, it's also the birthday of the voice behind many of the most beloved cartoon characters of all time. In his more than 50 years in Hollywood, Mel Blanc (1908-1989) gave audiences countless "Merry Melodies" via Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Foghorn Leghorn, Yosemite Sam, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Rob My Purse? Sure. Just Let Me Get My Cigarettes First

    Take my money, sure...BUT NOT MY CIGARETTES, dammit​A classic radio skit by Jack Benny (look him up, young'uns) had his miserly character being confronted by a robber. "Your money or your life," says the robber. Loooong pause. (Benny was the master of comic timing.) "Well?" says the robber. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Slam One Down For Free

    Are you hungry for breakfast?  Are you poor (or at least cheap)?  Good news! Just in time for the recession, all Denny's restaurants across the nation are offering their Grand Slam breakfast for free tomorrow only from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  That's two pancakes, two eggs, two sa ... More >>

  • News

    November 27, 2008

    Turkeys of the Year

    DA Chuck Rosenthal flies off with top honors

  • Music

    September 25, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 17, 2008

    Requiem for the Balinese Room

    All artwork courtesy of balineseroom.net “Deep in the South of Texas not so long ago, there on a crowded island in the Gulf of Mexico It didn't take too much money, man, but it sure was nice. You could dance all night if you felt all right, drinking whiskey and throwing dice. And everybody know ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 22, 2001

    The Dark Side of the Moon

    Main Street Theater scrubs the world of showbiz till it's clean and boring

  • Culture

    April 26, 2001

    Shearer Delight

    The voice of Flanders is the voice of reason, absatively posilutely

  • Music

    September 21, 2000

    Bebopping Along

    Former jazz guitar prodigy Scott Hardy finds he's also in tune with the acoustic bass

  • Calendar

    April 16, 1998
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