Daily Archives: April 21, 2012

Saturday video break: Hallelujah

Song #72 on the Popdose Top 100 Covers list is “Hallelujah”, originally by Leonard Cohen and covered by everyone on the planet many artists, in this case Rufus Wainwright. Here’s the original: That’s probably not the version you’re most familiar with; Jeff … Continue reading

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No calculators for you!

I’m OK with this. Texas schoolchildren should not use calculators until they learn to work through math problems the old-fashioned way — on paper, State Board of Education members said Thursday. The board on Thursday tentatively approved new math curriculum … Continue reading

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See you later, alligator

In some parts of town, it’s more like See you sooner or later, alligator. This time of year, the proprietor of Janik Alligators in El Campo spends much of his time trying to keep that scenario from happening. In the … Continue reading

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The case for keeping the penny

The Canadian penny is about to become a collector’s item. They clutter your dresser and cost too much to make. They’re a nuisance and have outlived their purpose. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty was talking about the Canadian penny and why … Continue reading

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