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Thanks but no thanks: When things go wrong Thanksgiving Day

Posted by   /  November 27, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

Hope your Thanksgiving is better than the Simpsons’. By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer There are a couple of Thanksgiving Days for which I was not thankful. One of those was when Thanksgiving Day traditionally featured an NFL game. I can’t remember whom the Detroit Lions were playing that day, but it was one of […]

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Casa Grande man applies for loan, discovers he’s dead

Posted by   /  November 24, 2019  /  Featured News, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

 William Clarke and son By Jim Headley |PinalCentral Just when you think life is hard enough, imagine if a someone informs you that you’re actually dead. It recently happened to a Casa Grande man. William Edward Clarke II, 37, moved his family to Casa Grande from Florida in June. The family only has one vehicle, […]

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‘OK Boomer’ marks the end of friendly generational relations

Posted by   /  November 7, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

Shannon O’Connor’s OK BOOMER hoodie./Credit via Shannon O’Connor Now it’s war: Gen Z has finally snapped over climate change and financial inequality. By Taylor Lorenz | The New York Times In a viral audio clip on TikTok, a white-haired man in a baseball cap and polo shirt declares, “The millennials and Generation Z have the […]

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I’ve assessed my chances for an open county office

Posted by   /  November 5, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Political newbies continue to chalk up wins across the nation, prompting me to believe I could be a winner too. Given developments in today’s politics, I am submitting a list here of the top 10 reasons you should vote for me in the next election, when I will be […]

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Hannah Gadsby on why men should be more ladylike

Posted by   /  October 16, 2019  /  Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

Hannah Gadsby/Photo by Gillian Laub Gentlemen’s Quarterly Hannah Gadsby’s stand-up special Nanette was the most discussed comedy act of the #MeToo moment. Rooted in the personal trauma of homophobic violence, it used sharp humor to proffer a devastating critique of misogyny. She’s now touring with a new show, Douglas, that’ll hit Netflix next year. GQ […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Thousands attend mostly peaceful Area 51 events in Nevada desert

Posted by   /  September 21, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

Getty Images A Facebook hoax this summer invited people to “storm” Area 51 on Friday. Five people have been arrested since Thursday, mostly for trespassing. Meanwhile, thousands of others are celebrating their love of UFOs at a number of festivals in the Nevada desert. The events have been mostly festive, with crowds numbering in the […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Thousands could flood rural Nevada town of 50 people after ‘Storm Area 51’ joke goes viral

Posted by   /  September 18, 2019  /  Off-Beat News, Regional News  /  No Comments

Storm Area 51 Base Camp will be held at the Alien Research Center the weekend of September 20th. /Ben Brown / Fox News By Benjamin Brown | Fox News The small town of Rachel, Nevada, located in the middle of the desert and home to only about 50 people, could be flooded with thousands of […]

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Damn if they didn’t do it again

Posted by   /  August 22, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Two years ago, I wrote a cranky column about my favorite grocery store upsetting me greatly by changing the aisles, making it hard to find what I usually buy. I told the manager not to do that again. Well, they did.  So as I again deal with mental trauma, […]

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Vanity, thy name is Phoenix

Posted by   /  August 16, 2019  /  Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

  A group of Arizona State students was mocked on TV for taking selfies at a Diamonbacks game in Phoenix/.Photograph: MLB.com You’re so vain you probably think this story’s about you By John D’Anna | Arizona Republic Now it might be an insult to our vanity that we’re not No. 1, what with second place being […]

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Left-handers rejoice! 10 fun facts to celebrate your day

Posted by   /  August 13, 2019  /  Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

12 News August 13, 2019 is the 22nd annual Left-Handers Day. According to the Left-Handers Day website, the day is meant to “increase public awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of being left-handed.” From using right-handed scissors to cars designed to drive on the right side of the road, lefties live in a right-handed world.  […]

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