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Presidents’ Day … Or Not?

February 15, 2011 by

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On Monday, Feb. 21, many Americans will celebrate the federal holiday known as Presidents’ Day. Kids will be off school (not us, unfortunately), the post office won’t deliver the mail, and images of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln will be used to shill for everything from cars to sweaters. Except. Did you know that, officially, […]

Fighting For Superman

November 29, 2010 by

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Warner Bros. recently announced that Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) is going to direct a new film version of Superman. The casting rumors have begun, and the studio wants to start filming in June 2011, it’s reported. But it’s only been four years since Superman Returns was generally panned. What’s the big rush? The flurry of […]

Thanksgiving Pardons

November 22, 2010 by

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George Washington issued the first presidential proclamation on Thanksgiving when he declared Nov. 26, 1789 to be a day of “national thanksgiving” in which a new country was invited to acknowledge their “opportunity peaceably┬áto establish a form of government for their safety and happiness”. Since that first proclamation, Americans have made Thanksgiving one of our […]

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