Monthly Archives: October 2010

Easy Access Comes At A Price

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Barnes & Noble’s new board game section is now fully stocked with some great games, including Settlers of Catan, Agricola and Arkham Horror, but the great selection comes at a price. A really, really high price. You might find the game you want at B&N, but you won’t find a bargain.

Hog Haus Nails Oktoberfest

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Locally made but world-class good Wamp’s Wisdom Brewmaster Mehmet Kadiev at Hog Haus Brewing Co. on Dickson Street in Fayetteville really nailed this year’s Oktoberfest seasonal lager. It pours a cloudy amber with substantial head. Aroma is of gentle, noble hops balanced nicely with rich malt overtones. Taste is a wonderful harmony of malt and…

Leave room for dessert

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I made sure to leave room for dessert, which wasn’t easy. I asked for the chocolate creme brulee and was told that all they had was the Godiva creme brulee. When I was asked if that was OK, I giggled a little because you could put Godiva liqueur on a slice of cooked liver and almost convince me to eat it. Almost.

News of the Weird

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Playboy magazine has long published an audio edition, and the Library of Congress produces a text edition in Braille. However, as a Houston Chronicle reporter learned in August, a Texas organization (Taping for the Blind) goes one step further, with volunteer reader Suzi Hanks actually describing the photographs — even the Playmates and other nudes.

Horoscopes

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Libra is moving swiftly toward Scorpio, sign of money and resources held in common. Libra prepares for Scorpio by providing us with the ability to see and choose between two realities — the past, old habits and desires, or the future, new values, structures, archetypes.