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Final Draft –A Noir thriller set in the shady underworld of Hollywood. By Peter Hansen,[...]
There’s even a great website now to track ‘em.
I’ve always been a pickup truck guy,and long ago I learned that meant you’re the go-to man when a friend needs something,well,picked up. For a brief period in my 20s I had a bumper sticker on one of my vehicles that read,“Yes,this is my pickup,NO I will not help [...]
The Smokiest Man (Still) Alive
The first time I came across the smokiest man (still) alive was in line for video rentals at the grocery store. Well,I wasn’t in line yet,as it was a long Saturday night line and it smelled like everyone there had bathed in an ashtray.
At first I thought [...]
Dirk is a former Navy Corpsman who served in Iraq during the early stages of our involvement there. Corpsmen are medics who often serve with the Marines,so Dirk saw a lot of action,much of it tragic. But he’s a positive-spirited guy and upon return to the states he settled back into a more [...]
John and Jill were college sweethearts who often kidded about their names,just shy of Jack and Jill. There was sure to be an upcoming lifetime of jokes thrown their way,since they planned to be married,and had decided to give their kids J names too,like Joe,James etc. If you can’t beat [...]
At The Beat we’re always getting emails with questions about traveling to local islands by boat. Folks want to know what to expect upon visiting,practical island advice unique to each locale,etc. So we’ve prepared a handy guide,available soon online,which will advise and answer those FAQs about the most popular islands. As [...]