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50 Horror Classics

I had some Best Buy Bucks and picked up 50 Horror Classics at work on the cheap. We've gotten through a few. Most are 1-time-only movies, like Atom Age Vampire and Carnival of Souls, both featuring terrible sound quality and CoS having a minimal plot spoiled by the title. And too much organ music. However, the original House On Haunted Hill was well acted and had quality production, but the ending was lacking. Tonight's choice was Tormented and it was actually pretty good. Again, the sound/dialog was spotty, but the story and pacing were thought out.

Little Boy Asks Barack Obama, 'Why Do People Hate You?' -- Politics Daily

Little Boy Asks Barack Obama, 'Why Do People Hate You?' -- Politics Daily

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"First of all, I did get elected president, so not everybody hates me; I got a whole lot of votes," Obama joked. "A lot of it is what's called politics, where once one party wins, the other party feels like they've got to poke you a little bit to keep you on your toes. So you shouldn't take it too seriously." He went on. "But people are worried about their own lives. A lot of people are losing their jobs right now. They're losing their health care or they lost their homes to foreclosure and they're feeling frustrated, and when you're president of the United States, you've got to deal with all of it. You get some of the credit when things are going good, but when things are going bad, you get some of the blame." "But that's all right," Obama said, adding, "I'm a pretty tough guy. Are you a tough guy? You look p…

Messerschmitt Ente-4/7 Trop Duck Fighter

Flown by Major Helmut Wick during the Battle of Britain, the youngest Major and Kommodore in the Luftwaffe. Awarded the Knight's Cross and Oak Leaves before being shot down near the Isle of Wight. Attributed with 56 victories in 168 combat missions.

This custom measured approximately 11 1/2" tail-to-bill, 5" tall, and a 10" wingspan. Expertly weathered detail including the decals. Signed on bottom.

Landing gear does not lower. Major Wick is removable and the fighter features articulation at the head/neck.

Dinner Menu 10/11

Irish Lamb Stew (from Martha Stewart)

IngredientsServes 8 1/2 cup all-purpose flourCoarse salt and ground pepper3 pounds boneless lamb stew meat (preferably shoulder), trimmed of excess fat and cut into 2-inch cubes3 tablespoons canola oil1 large onion, chopped3/4 teaspoon dried thyme1 1/2 cups dark beer1 1/2 pounds medium new potatoes, peeled and quartered1 pound carrots, peeled and cut 1/2 inch thick diagonally3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley DirectionsIn a large bowl, season flour with salt and pepper. Dredge lamb in flour mixture, shaking off excess. In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Working in batches, brown lamb on all sides, about 5 minutes per batch. Transfer to a plate.Pour 1/4 cup water into pot, scraping up browned bits from bottom with a wooden spoon. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until water has evaporated and onion is beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Return lamb to pot; stir in thyme, beer, and 1 1/2 cups water. Cover; simmer until lamb is tender…