FARGO - Well Fargo, it’s about time for me to be getting on my way.
Yes, next week I’m bidding adieu to The Forum, and a few weeks after that I’m saying goodbye to Fargo and heading south to the mystical land of St. Paul. I’m off to try something new and to hopefully have an adventure or two along the way.
Like any kid, I always looked forward to days off from school. I could sleep in, there would be no homework to do, I could eat as much junk food as I wanted and – most importantly – I’d be able to sit and watch re-runs of “Matlock” on TV.
If you’ve ever used your mobile device to help you get street directions, you may have caught yourself asking, “What did we do before smartphones?”
According to results of a Harvard Business School study released last week, it turns out we were a lot more confident before cellphones took up permanent residency in our pockets.
I’m here to set the record straight when it comes to nerds and geeks. That’s because in Monday’s issue of The Forum, I wrote about how it’s now hip to be square, and used the words “nerd” and “geek” to mean essentially the same thing – someone who loves things like Star Trek and has dark-rimmed glasses.
These days, the fortunes of new shows on network television seem to be sinking faster than the Titanic. That’s been pretty evident over at USA Today, where the newspaper has been running its annual “Save Our Shows” feature, which lists TV shows reportedly on the brink of being canceled. Readers are then asked to vote for the show they want to save.
A particular group of people will be in town this weekend, and it’s one that I’m afraid has gotten something of an unfair reputation of late.
Where these people once used to be almost universally adored for the job they did, they’re now feared by many and portrayed unfavorably in movies and television.
It seems that Alex Trebek’s nearly 29-year run as host of America’s favorite quiz show is in jeopardy. Rumors have been swirling on the Internet for the past few weeks that the 72-year-old host of “Jeopardy!” may step down from the show when his current contract ends in 2016.
FARGO – March Madness kicked off this week, as if you needed any reminding.
Lately, it’s all everyone’s been talking about – who’s going to win, how much American worker productivity is going to suffer because of it, what exactly is that mascot for St. Louis University (a “Billiken”), and on and on.
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