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10,000 BC

There’s a new “reality show” across the big pond called 10,000 BC. The premise is that they transport 20 people back 12,000 years to see how they survive.

It’s the usual mash-up of drama and ignorance.

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Here Comes the Br(oads)ide

You know, sometimes I wonder if other blog writers are having trouble coming up with material. Why else would the New Orleans Bride Magazine ask on their “Wediquette Wednesday”, Is it OK to go barefoot at the reception?.

And even moreso, how could they come up with the answer they did?

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The Splintery Slope

We seem to be having a spate of beach municipalities being really concerned about bare feet on boardwalks and piers.

I’m not even sure where it’s coming from.

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Don’t Let the Dior Hit You . . .

I am often amused about the way that some barefooters will see a commercial that includes bare feet for some reason and then try so hard to interpret that as some sort of increased acceptance of bare feet, or that the ad writer is conveying how freeing going barefoot is.

I suspect it is just some sort of bareidolia.*

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5-Year Blogiversary

WordPress very kindly informed me that today is my 5-year blogging anniversary. Wow.

Of course, it started over at that other blog.

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Half-Shod Athletes

This just strikes me as odd. In the 1940s there was a sudden fad of going barefoot among high-jumpers and and pole-vaulters.

But only half-barefoot.

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More Gym Shoes

Yesterday we looked at what WWII shoe rationing did to gym classes at the Alton School District. That was 1943.

How about we take a look at some insanity from 1982?

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