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If Star Wars Was High School in the 80s

A freelance comic artist in Italy, Denis Medri, has illustrated Star Wars as if it were a 1980s TV show set at a high school. Marty McFly from Back To The Future was his inspiration for Luke while Leia is the classic 80s rocker chick. Yoda is the kind Asian coach and Kenobi teaches history […]

1990s in one picture

The 1990s In One Picture

People ask Jim to create pictures for them with Microsoft’s crude program Paint. So, Jim creates pictures with Microsoft Paint. National Geographic asked him to summarize the 1990s in one picture. He came up with this: Did he miss anything? Check out more of Jim’s work at the Jim’ll Paint It Shop.

Birthday Boy!

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What To Give A 9-Year-Old Boy For His Birthday

For my son Sullivan’s 9th birthday, I threw him an adventure party in Oklahoma City’s Boathouse District. We had a lot of fun celebrating with his friends. You can see by this picture they all showed up wearing the same amazing smile. Ha! But, the best thing we gave him for his birthday was Theoneste, […]

Generation X

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Blue Plate Special: August 29, 2014 (Generation Links)

Sometimes -- like every day -- I look at my 9-year-old son and wonder how did we go from four to nine in like three days? I snuggle with him every night while he says his prayers and lately the bed's been getting smaller and smaller! This weekend we're celebrating his birthday with a big … [Read More...]

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Generation X Has Lost Nearly 7 Million Full-Time Jobs

So many times on this blog I've written about the outlook for Generation X. Today, let's just talk about the present. Here's an excerpt from demographer and historian Neil Howe. Read the entire new series about generations on Forbes. The aggregate statistics read like the gigantic auto accident … [Read More...]

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Photo of the Day: Here Kitty, Kitty

Did you hear the news about Hello Kitty? She’s not a cat. She’s a girl. How did we miss this? I remember when the Sanrio store opened at Quail Springs Mall in Oklahoma City. Juliette was just a little girl, and oh, how we loved to go! It wasn’t there very long before it went […]

Double Yellow Line Do Not Pass

Double Yellow Line: Do Not Pass [Picture of the Day]

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