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How not to buy a car these days

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How not to buy a car these days

I’ve spent the last few months trying to buy a car, a mission that has turned out to be nearly impossible. Most guys looking for a car are keen on things like acceleration, man handling, wrap-around sound bites, ABCD brakes and V-neck engines. Not me. I’m not a car guy. My needs are very simple […]

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What if your grocery store was run by an airline?

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What if your grocery store was run by an airline?

One day you hear on the news that a major airline has just purchased the supermarket chain where you happen to be a regular customer and you think — that’s weird. Those airline people don’t know anything about the retail food industry! But then you remember — those airline people don’t know much about the […]

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The bad, really bad, death-roll date

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The bad, really bad, death-roll date

Have you ever told a little white lie to get out of a date? Ever faked a headache or pretended to cough into the phone while cancelling a date? Everybody’s had a nightmarish date. Like the guy who booked a table for two with a great view and it turned out to be Hooters. Like […]

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My Brian Williams moments …

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My Brian Williams moments …

So Brian Williams, my favourite American news anchor had his Nightly News chair pulled out from under him for at least six months and likely forever. For years Williams has been telling this amazing story about how in 2003 he was in a U.S. Army helicopter behind enemy lines in Iraq when they were hit […]

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Doorman to kings, queens and spies retires

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Doorman to kings, queens and spies retires

I have shaken the hand that shook the hand of kings and queens, presidents and prime ministers, Hollywood stars and the world’s greatest spies. And last month I shook that cordial, soft hand for the very last time. Jose Antonio Azevedo Afonso is retiring after 63 years as the doorman of the grand Hotel Palacio […]

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Crossing into Canada by rocket

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Crossing into Canada by rocket

An American stuntman is planning to launch himself across the Detroit River from Wyandotte, Michigan near Detroit to LaSalle, Ontario on the Canadian side … while tethered to a rocket. I know what you’re thinking … when it comes to crossing the Canada/US border with the maximum amount of speed – most of us would […]

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