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Extra Credit

Andrew Skurka Scares Grizzly Bears Andrew Skurka is the backpacker’s backpacker. He hiked the 6,875-mile Great Western Loop and the 7,778-mile Sea-to-Sea Route. Here he gives a very entertaining talk at Google, including the story of how he literally “scared the crap out of a grizzly bear” while hiking. Lumber Jack LaLanne This is a good time … Continue reading »

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No One Cares If You Watched The Super Bowl

“No, (insert pompous chuckle or seemingly rehearsed eye roll) I won’t be watching the Super Bowl.” It was a good game, but why did so many people who weren’t going to watch the Super Bowl insist on telling people beforehand, “No, (insert pompous chuckle or seemingly rehearsed eye roll) I won’t be watching.” This has … Continue reading »

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Killer Piñatas

While you’re here, check out the BIG CONTEST page and win!   I have three sons ages four, three and two. My children are in the stage of life when they are invited to many birthday parties. I manage to attend some of these, too. So lately I’ve been seeing a lot of piñatas. There are … Continue reading »

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Old School Cigars 101

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Are You Old School Enough To Swing An Ax? Get Your Wood Now, Nancy Boy!

If you’re new to Old School Rules, please take a few moments to read some posts and look around. Also… #1 Before you head out to your wood pile, don’t forget to click the link at the top and “like” Old School Rules blog on Facebook. Be sure to subscribe to the RSS feed, too. #2 Spread … Continue reading »

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Ralphie Was Right! BB Guns Rule!

Six Reasons BB Guns Are In My Boys’ Lives For your edification, one of the best movies ever. It features the Daisy Red Ryder BB gun that my boys and I love. We go out shooting frequently. Here’s why. #1 Some day real guns will be in my boys lives. (Not that bb guns aren’t … Continue reading »

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Old School Fun Destination: State & County Fairs

FOUR REASONS TO TAKE THE FAMILY TO A STATE OR COUNTY FAIR THIS SUMMER Cotton candy. Deep fried fill-in-the-blank. Up-close & personal farm animals. Quilts. A statue of Elvis made from bottle caps, beer cans or something else most folks would throw away. More people paid under the table than a landscapers convention. If all … Continue reading »

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