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Author’s note: I was too busy finding a Halloween costume to write a new column this week, so please enjoy this slightly edited offering first published a few years back.

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Research from the American Automobile Association finds that new vehicle “infotainment systems” take drivers’ attention off the road for dangerous amounts of time while anecdotal research just released by me finds that an old car stereo that works only because a plastic pocket breath-fresher…

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I’ve been financially courted by alleged officials of foreign lands and supposed members of royal families who are out, with my most gracious participation, to split a big cash reward, but it’s the first time I’ve gotten an offer I can’t refuse from someone pretending to be the former First …

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Some parents accompany their small children down the playground slide a couple of times to show their little ones the trip from the top to the bottom – and maybe even life itself – isn’t always as scary as it seems. We see them as nurturing caregivers hoping to instill confidence and indepen…

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It’s the kind of news that makes emoji lovers shed a cartoon-like tear: A new study suggests a “smiley face emoji and similar emoticons included in work-related e-mails may not create a positive impression and could even undermine information sharing.”

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It’s a correction no media outlet wants to make. As the Dallas Morning News put it so delicately on July 17, an American Airlines spokesperson said a multitude of news stories “claiming a flight was evacuated because of fart-related odors are false.”

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On Aug. 21, North America will experience a solar eclipse, a particularly awe-inspiring event for those along or near the path of totality and one that will scare the bejeezus out of those who haven’t been paying attention and are surprised by the world’s unexpected plunge into darkness.

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I was standing in the crowded Charlotte Douglas International Airport, seeing my daughter off on an adventure to the other side of the world and simultaneously looking down at my phone and trying to solve a work-related problem a mere 100 hundred miles away when I heard – or I thought I hear…

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Everywhere I go, which is mainly work, the convenience store and home, people ask me the same questions: What happened to the Monkey Action News Team? Were you disbanded and if so, why? Were you finally kicked to the curb by Fox News after so many years of bombastically twisting the truth?