Oscar Moments

Time now, boys and girls, to pick our favorite moments from the Academy Award presentations.  Me first. It was at the height of the streaking craze on April 2, 1974, as British actor David Niven was introducing Elizabeth Taylor.  A naked man behind him raced from stage right to stage left, flashing the peace sign. As much as I…
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Curt Gowdy

It was very sad this week to have to report the passing of Curt Gowdy.  As a sportscaster and as a broadcaster, he was simply one of the best. As reporter/photographer/sports anchor/all-around-good-guy James DeGelder said in the newsroom the other day, Gowdy was so good at describing sports action on television because he came from radio.  Listening to…
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Dream Boogie

If you’re looking for something really good to read on the beach this winter in Florida or by the fireplace in North Dakota, I’ve got a suggestion.  "Dream Boogie:  The Triumph of Sam Cooke" by Peter Guralnick is the story of the cross-over r&b and pop singer.  I’ve been waiting for it to be published for…
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Play-Doh’s Birthday

This week on the Dullum File we observe the 50th birthday of Play-Doh. To celebrate, the kids at Center Court Fitness daycare and I made some of our favorite stuff out of Play-Doh including a (blue) kangaroo and a pancake (in bright orange).  Our station artist, Mary Anne Muhonen, made a much more elaborate birthday cake out of Play-Doh for…
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Screaming

An interesting story in the New York Times today about Evard Munch’s missing painting "The Scream" stolen about a year and a half ago from a Norwegian museum. The painting is, or was, a national treasure in Norway.  Stealing it is something of a sport there, apparently.  Thieves walked away with it once before in 1994.  It was…
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