One long Kong
Santa's in the house Santa Claus is here, or at least, here at The Forum. Jolly old St. Nicholas has recorded a special message that can be heard by calling our Santa line (701) 241-5588. A new message will be ready every morning through Christma...
Santa's in the house
Santa Claus is here, or at least, here at The Forum.
Jolly old St. Nicholas has recorded a special message that can be heard by calling our Santa line (701) 241-5588. A new message will be ready every morning through Christmas.
You can also see Santa at www.in-forum.com and type in "Santa video."
One long Kong
At 3 hours, 7 minutes, "King Kong" is a challenge for those short of attention span, small of bladder and with knees that seize up after a long sit. To make this holiday chest-pounder more pleasant, we offer these quick intermission options for your consideration:
- Minute 1: Show up late and you'll really only miss the Depression montage (soup kitchens, thin coats, cold, hungry, etc.).
- Minute 20: Enter Adrien Brody. (Not a fan? Nacho time.)
- Minute 40: Skedaddle after the Naomi Watts-Brody smooch and you've got a 14-minute break before the appearance of creepy "Skull Island."
- Minute 115: The epic beast smackdown (dinosaurs, centipedes, gross pink fleshy roundworms with fangs) - it'll still be going when you return.
- Minute 137: Kong is subdued. Sadness. Make medicinal Milk Dud run while the boat returns to New York City.
- Minute 158: Don't leave your seat until after Kong destroys ol' Broadway - red velvet theater chairs fly like winged Chiclets!
- Minute 167: Watts and Kong reunited and it feels so ... endless.
- Minute 172: Oops, better hurry back - it's Kong mayhem from the Empire State spire.
- Minute 187: Clap if you love Kong. It'll help restore the circulation.
The holidays add a bit of stress to most everyone's life, so as a service to our readers, over the next couple of weeks, we'll include tips from the useful "The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Holidays."
How to wrap a present without wrapping paper:
- Use newspaper
- Use tissue paper
- Use brown paper bags
- Use aluminum foil
- Use shelf paper
- Use colored plastic wrap
- Use fabric
- Use sticky notes
- Use facial tissue
How to wrap a present without tape:
- Use ribbon, string or yarn
- Use stamps (one-cent stamps if available)
- Use gum - regular chewing gum works best; bubble gum is not adhesive. Chew piece for two minutes. Apply sparingly.
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