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26 Things That Are The Building Blocks Of Successful Communication (#7 Is The Beginning Of Greatness)

1. A 2. B 3. C 4. D 5. E 6. F 7. G 8. H 9. I 10. J 11. K 12. L 13. M 14. N 15. O 16. P 17. Q 18. R 19. S 20. T 21. U 22. V 23. W 24. X 25. Y 26. Z

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Why Krispy Kreme Is Better Than Starbucks

Starbucks calls a large coffee a “venti”. Krispy Kreme calls a large coffee a “large”. And they call a small coffee a “tall” and a medium coffee a “grande”. There’s no logic there. How about this, Starbucks: call a small a “tall”, a medium a “super tall” and a large an “Andre the Giant”? Stupid? … Continue reading »

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Women & Sandwiches

This morning began with the Smokin’ Hot Wife, my six year old son, my five year old son, my four year old son, my two year old son and myself in bed. And our chihuahua. The hilarity and fun of it made me think … “How crappy would my life be if I had married … Continue reading »

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25 Old School Rules For Winter

Two feet of snow and below freezing temperatures are no excuse to not get your Old School on. Shovel your sidewalk Shovel your neighbor’s sidewalk. Reread #3 if your neighbor is elderly, handicapped or a single mom. Stock your kitchen pantry deeper than usual. Stock your bar deeper than usual. Teach your kids how to … Continue reading »

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The Slinky Is Toy Cancer

The Slinky is toy cancer. It was junk when I was a kid. It’s junk today. Look at the picture. Yesterday, Christmas, three of my four sons received Slinkies in their stockings. This is what they look like today. My childhood slinky lasted about as long. It was invented when Richard James, an engineer in … Continue reading »

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5 Cranky Things

For your entertainment pleasure, a brief list of cranky rants regarding violations of Old School rules. #1 Dear VP: In a previous crank post I mentioned Vice President Joe Biden’s uncanny similarity to Larry Tate. He proves himself “Tateworthy” again when he described Republicans by saying, “They don’t know what it means to be middle … Continue reading »

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Valentine’s Day Part 2: What Should Women Do For Men?

I’m tired of Valentine’s Day being a one way street for women. Men do all the work, buy all the stuff, make all the plans and the women just get, get and get. Thankfully, the Smokin’ Hot Wife is on the same page with me. A few minutes ago she called my home office and … Continue reading »

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Birthday Chili (#3 Chili Post of 5,570)

Today, December 21, is my birthday. December 21 is also the day the Mayans said the world would end in 2012. Stinkin’ Mayans… WIth this in mind, I’m taking the day off and enjoying a guest post from a brother from another mother, Keith. I’m posting Keith’s chili recipe unedited and in his Keith’s own … Continue reading »

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Christmas Cookie Exchange OF DEATH!

It’s the Thrilla ‘n Manilla and a UFC title match wrapped in cookie dough. Seemingly sweet gatherings of nice women getting together, ensconced (“ensconced” — good word) in holiday themed applique sweaters, sharing their holiday treat best. What it really is is a no holds barred, “don’t go bringin’ yo dull chocolate chip wannabes, them … Continue reading »

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The Ultimate Santa Photo Secret

Don’t forget to give us some Facebook love. Please like us and share us on your wall. Now is the time of year when thousands of parents will trek to the mall to get a picture of their young kids in Santa’s lap. Like many things there is wrong way and the Old School way. … Continue reading »

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