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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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[REGIONAL NEWS] ‘They can’t stop all of us’: Over 400,000 people planning to raid Area 51 all at once

Posted by   /  July 12, 2019  /  Off-Beat News, Regional News  /  No Comments

Getty Images By Aris Folley | The Hill More than 440,000 UFO enthusiasts signed up to “storm Area 51” through a Facebook event in efforts to “see them aliens.”   As of Friday afternoon, the event, titled Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us, has over 442,000 people signed up to attend. More than […]

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Button up belly boys

Posted by   /  July 9, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

From the Rose Law Group Reporter Growlery  By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Casual business dress is a trend, but the “suit and tie” requirement still holds for much of the corporate world.  After watching numerous TV hosts violate my sense of taste when it comes to men’s clothing, here’s the question: Why are the […]

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My pet peeve

Posted by   /  July 1, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Equine News, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

“Animal Cops Phoenix” features (from left) Kelley Mallon, Mark Smith, Cynthia McGuire, Andy Gallo and Ruthie Jesus. /Photo: Alex DeForest By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer  We hear a lot about child abuse. We don’t hear enough about pet/animal abuse. One only has to follow numerous cases in the Phoenix area or watch one edition […]

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A man is suing a Scottsdale cryonics company for $1M — and the return of his dad’s frozen head

Posted by   /  June 11, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Health Care, Off-Beat News, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Kurt Pilgeram of Dutton, Mont., is in a legal battle with a cryonics company that he claims mishandled his father’s remains. He would like his father’s head returned after the company seperated it from and cremated his father’s body, which Pilgeram says is a violation of the agreement between the company and his father. /Photo: […]

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The final rip-off — paid obituaries

Posted by   /  April 28, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Media and Entertainment, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

From the Rose Law Group Reporter Growlery By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Let’s call this an “obitchuary.” I assisted with an obituary this week for a dear friend. The husband had to pay $559 to The Arizona Republic to publish it. In a way, newspapers hold you hostage: How could you possibly be unwilling to […]

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[COMMENTARY] Arizona: The continuing search for a brand

Posted by   /  April 22, 2019  /  Legislature 2019 Regular Session, Off-Beat News, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer An Arizona legislator joked recently it was a shame some of his colleagues were “sour” on a bill to make lemonade Arizona’s official state drink. Four senators jokingly proposed amendments to change the state drink to sun tea, margarita or Jamaica, a drink created from hibiscus flowers. Lemonade lost […]

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Arizona woman barely escapes with her life in viral ax-throwing video

Posted by   /  April 11, 2019  /  Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

By KTAR.com An Arizona woman barely escaped with her life in a hair-raising video that went viral on social media this week.  Ainsley Oates posted a photo of her throwing an ax at an ax-throwing facility (yes, that’s a thing) in New York, but it didn’t go as planned. Oates threw the ax at a […]

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Would someone please answer these Top 10 nagging questions?

Posted by   /  April 7, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Nothing is more maddening than something that leaves you begging for an answer. So, someone please help me out with these: 10. When a commercial states, “Not available in all states,” doesn’t that mean not available anywhere? 9. Why doesn’t the IRS send thank you notes when we pay […]

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