23 01, 2020

The Story Of How Frisbees Flew Into Millions Of People’s Hands – And Hearts (Cool Weird Awesome 222)

By |2020-01-23T06:24:49-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Today's the birthday of one of the great toys of our time: the Frisbee. Though if the man who put that toy into millions of hands had his way, it would’ve been called the Pluto Platter. Plus: on this National Pie Day, head to Rockland, Maine for the 16th Annual Pies on Parade Gala.

6 09, 2019

The Kansas Town Where Even Popeye Got His Spinach (Cool Weird Awesome 122)

By |2019-09-06T09:04:05-04:00September 6th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

It’s Spinach Festival weekend in Lenexa, Kansas, a time for games, crafts, music, the world’s largest spinach salad and a visit from noted cartoon spinach addict Popeye the sailor. That’s fitting, since it was Popeye’s popularity that helped make Lenexa’s spinach famous in the first place.

17 10, 2010

Dark pumpkin

By |2010-10-17T23:31:00-04:00October 17th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

This is not my pumpkin, this is my neighbor’s pumpkin. I bring it up as a comparison to my pumpkin-related efforts this past week, which were somewhat less successful. We got a really nice pumpkin from