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Elvis, Mosquitoes & Marilyn Monroe — What I Learned From Magazines This Week

August 17, 2017
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Leonard Bernstein believed that Elis Presley was the greatest cultural force of the 20th century. (Time, 08/21/17) For actor Will Smith, losing his virginity wasn’t as exciting as watching Star Wars. (People, 08/07/17) A Japanese…

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Bookmarks From Hell — A List of Unsavory, Alarming and Downright Nasty Things Librarians Have Recently Found in Library Books

July 24, 2017
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A dead frog A used band-aid A squashed and leaking Ketchup packet. Bedbugs A tampon Toe nail clippings Dozens of baby roaches A slice of bacon Boogers A used Q-Tip A used condom (and it…

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FAT CATS, HAPPINESS AND LAPTOP LOVE — WHAT I LEARNED FROM MAGAZINES THIS WEEK

July 22, 2017
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The Utah State Attorney General’s office recently stated in a court filing that there is no constitutional right to marry a laptop. (Time, 6/19/17) Smartphones are spreading head lice. (New York, 7/10/17) People are less…

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Roses Are Red/My Insurer Is Blue

June 30, 2017
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The representatives that you get when you phone the Blue Cross customer service number are all cheerful, friendly people, which is good because I’ve been spending a lot of time with them recently. Why? Because…

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JACKIE KENNEDY, MARGE SIMPSON & LONGEVITY: WHAT I LEARNED FROM MAGAZINES THIS WEEK

June 3, 2017
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The title of the overdue book returned to a public library in San Francisco 100 years after it had been checked out? Forty Minutes Late.  (Readers Digest, 04/17) In 1999, Kathy McKeon, Jackie Kennedy’s former…

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Laughing All The Way To 2020

May 25, 2017
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After President Trump was elected, my first impulse was to spend the next four years cowering under the bed, whimpering. While I knew that I needed to keep track of what our new Commander In…

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Trump Blather Bingo

May 16, 2017
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(Roz Warren is the author of JUST ANOTHER DAY AT YOUR LOCAL PUBLIC LIBRARY:AN INSIDER’S TALES OF LIBRARY LIFE and  OUR BODIES, OUR SHELVES: LIBRARY HUMOR and curates the LIBRARY LAUGHS Facebook page.) Roz WarrenRoz Warren writes…

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Seven Things I Learned About Dave Letterman from Jason Zinoman’s “Letterman: The Last Giant Of Late Night.”

May 9, 2017
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Letterman felt that it was important to have guests who annoy the public because “it feels good to scream at the TV once in a while.” Letterman thought that Rush Limbaugh was “very entertaining and…

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Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra And A Nice Hot Bath: What I Learned From Magazines This Week

April 30, 2017
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Actress Rita Moreno wakes up humming. People (5/1/17) Riding a roller coaster with your partner makes you more attractive to each other. People (5/1/17) The image on the commemorative stamp the Central African Republic recently…

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Roz Warren’s Doctor Who Bingo

April 18, 2017
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Fellow Whovians! At long last, Season Ten is here! So — let’s play Doctor Who Bingo!   (Roz Warren is the author of JUST ANOTHER DAY AT YOUR LOCAL PUBLIC LIBRARY:AN INSIDER’S TALES OF LIBRARY LIFE…

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