Lindsay Pagano, “Everything U R”


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Everything U R Lindsay Pagano

Lindsay Pagano was born June 22, 1986 in Philadelphia. You probably know her 2001 song, Everything U R from an AOL commercial. It was then included on the American Pie 2 soundtrack and as the theme song for Maybe It’s Me on the WB network. She was given a deal to represent Reebok. Her debut album was released in the fall of 2001. Pagano scored a duet with Paul McCartney (yes the Paul McCartney) on her remake of his song So Bad. At this stage in her life, Pagano was at the tender age of 15. While her music career didn’t take off, she also landed a deal with Cover Girl at 17. So she’s still doing fine.




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Tiptoes was a 2003 dramedy film screened at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. It starred Matthew McConaughey, Kate Beckinsale, Patricia Arquette and Gary Oldman. The film was never released theatrically and went straight to DVD. Here’s why: Carol (Beckinsale) becomes pregnant by Steven (McConaughey). Steven’s entire family are dwarfs, including a twin brother Rolfe (Oldman). Steven doesn’t want his child to be a dwarf, but Carol decides to have the baby. Carol and Steven drift apart and Rolfe teaches Carol about life as a dwarf.

The only positive thing anyone found to like was Oldman’s performance. Peter Dinklage and David Alan Grier also star. Dinklage claims that the original cut of the film was better, but the director was fired shortly after turning it in and the studio turned it into a “rom-com with dwarves.”

“Should Have Been Hits”


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Should Have Been Hits (Little Darlin Records)

Little Darlin was an independent country music label in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Over that time, more material than they could use was recorded and not every single they released hit the
charts. Should Have Been Hits is a collection of 20 tracks by various artists that are rarities, forgotten hits or unknown songs recorded by Little Darlin Records artists. Standout song are Down at Kelly’s by Joe Pain, Hot Rod Race, Nacy Style by Woodward Brothers and In the City by Lee Potter.

Easy Bake Oven


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Easy Bake Oven (Kenner)

Pretzel vendors on the streets of New York City during the early 1960s inspired toymakers employed at Kenner to make the Easy Bake Oven. 2 100 Watt light bulbs serve as the heating element. Specially made cake and cookie mixes take a mere 15 minutes to make. Ovens come with a recipe book, utensils and slide-thru bake pans. Original ovens were yellow or turquoise. Since its debut in 1963, 23 million Easy Bake Ovens have been sold. The Oven was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2006.

Olney Pancake Race


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Olney Pancake Race (Olney, Buckinghamshire, England)

On Shrove Tuesday every year the ladies (competitors must be over age 18) of Olney, Buckinghamshire compete in the world famous Pancake Race, an Olney tradition dating back to 1445! Children from Olney schools take part in their own races. Competitors have to flip their pancakes twice during the race and once more on the finish line. Since 1950, Olney has competed against the women of Liberal, Kansas (USA) in an international race. Fancy a go? Get to Olney for Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

Crazy Elephant, “Gimme Gimme Good Lovin”


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Gimme Gimme Good Lovin Crazy Elephant (Bell, 1969)

Gimmie Gimmie Good Lovin was written by Joey Levine and Ritchie Cordell and recorded by Crazy Elephant for their self-titled 1969 debut album. It was originally released in January 1969 with the B-side being Hips and Lips. It was re-released in March 1969 with Dark Part of My Mind as the B-side and was a hit. It peaked at #12 in both the U.S. and the UK.

Edith Evans


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Edith Evans (February 8, 1888 – October 14, 1976)

Edith Mary Evans was born in London, England. She was a stage and screen actress known for her roles in Oscar Wilde and Noel Coward plays. She made her professional debut in 1912 in Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida. She favored interesting and/or difficult roles to play, turning down many a lead role to play the often “juicier” minor roles. In 1925 she joined the Old Vic theatre company and where she stayed for many years. She was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1946. Her stage career spanned 60 years. She was nominated for three Academy Awards between the years 1964 and 1968. She died in 1976 at her home in Kent, England at the age of 88. Evans received honorary degrees from the universities of London (1950), Cambridge (1951), Oxford (1954) and Hull (1968). A blue plaque was unveiled at her house at 109 Ebury Street, London, in 1997.

“Secrets of the Realm”


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Secrets of the Realm (eBook, 2013)

Available only as eBook, 15-year-old Annie is on the run after being blamed for her uncle’s death. Realizing the perils she will face on the streets of 18th century London, she disguises herself as a boy. She quickly becomes Captain Hawke’s cabin boy and must adjust to life on the Realm, working alongside the motley crew of outcasts and gentlemen while keeping them from discovering her secret. Annie quickly falls in love with her life, vowing never to leave the ship. But all too soon, her past catches up with her. Will she be able to return to her beloved new life?

Secrets of the Realm was written by American author Bev Stout as a gift to her family. It quickly found an outside audience on five continents and in 17 countries. Stout has written a second book, My Name is Nissa and is currently working on the sequel to Secrets of the Realm, Return of the Realm.



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Hamantaschen (Jewish)

Hamantaschen (known as oreilles d’aman in French) are triangular, jelly-filled cookies that Jews traditionally eat for the Purim holiday. They are made to resemble the hat or ears of Haman, the villain of the Purim story who tried and failed to destroy every last Jew in Persia. Purim is celebrated with costumes, food and drink and the consumption of Hamanstachen. Making these cookies are easy and a wonderful activity for your children to help you. Make the dough from any standard recipe and fill with traditional poppy seeds or jams, jellies or chocolate.

“The New Liar’s Club”


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The New Liar’s Club (1988-1989)

The New Liar’s Club was a Canadian version and a revival of the American game show of the same name. Four celebrity panelists analyzed the use of weird and unusual objects. Four contestants would then guess which celebrity was telling the truth in the form of a bet. Four rounds were played and the odds increased for each. The odds were Round 1 were 1-1; Round 2 was 2-1; Round 3 was 5-1 and Round 4 was 10-1. The final round was always The Art Corner. Artwork was presented and the contestants were to guess the name of the painting.

The host of The New Liar’s Club was Eric Boardman and the announcer was Bill Armstrong later replaced by Ted Friend. The show was produced by Blair Murdoch and his production company (Blair Murdoch Productions, Inc) as well as Four Star Productions, Golden West Productions and NorthStar Productions. The New Liar’s Club was syndicated and produced and aired during the 1988 to 1989 TV season.