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A couple of days ago the Spanish newspaper, El País had a very interesting article about how many actors are being spotted going barefoot in and about town. In ¿Por qué a los famosos les ha dado por andar descalzos? (Why have the famous been walking barefoot?). The article does a nice job talking about the benefits of going barefoot.

But of course they also have to talk to a podiatrists who hates it.

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Memory Rock

On Memorial Day I went on another of the organized hikes at Clear Creek Metro Park. As with the hike described in Winnowing Rock and Sowing Seeds, I was accompanied by fellow-barefoot Lee Parker, from Upstate New York.

We were hoping for a few more barefooters, but it just didn’t happen.

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Saturday Comic

I really like the comic strip Red and Rover. Featuring 10-year-old Red and his dog, Rover, it is set in the 1960s when boys really often did go barefoot all summer long. And that is how Red is often depicted.

The joke in this strip, from last Tuesday, has nothing to do with Red being barefoot. It’s just the first time he has appeared barefoot this year.

Red and Rover, May 26, 2015

Red and Rover, May 26, 2015

 

Wanted: Barefoot Armed Robber

Early yesterday morning, about 3 miles (as the crow flies) from my house, a Speedway gas station was robbed.

The perp was barefoot.

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There is a California bluegrass-ish group out there called The Dustbowl Revival. They recently got Dick Van Dyke to help them shoot a video, and the result is magical.

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Saturday Comic

Here’s an old comic strip from May 19, 1955. It’s from Out Our Way by J. R. Williams.

Out Our Way, May 19, 1955

Out Our Way, May 19, 1955

 

It’s time for the Cannes Film Festival. And how does one dress for the Red Carpet? Well, if you are a woman, presumably you have to torture your feet.

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