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Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Plus - Your Thoughts and Comments, Local Drink Specials

By the way, Trump has lots of Twitter followers but last time I checked, he was only following 45 accounts. For the King of Tweets to not have the courtesy to follow back is absurd and kind of rude. Even Yoko Ono and Barack Obama followed me back...
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Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Editor Manson on Irma, 30A Sessions, Chuck Norris and More

In other words, we Northwest Floridians don’t scare easy. And we may have gotten a little too content over the past decade, during which our area was blessedly spared from any serious hurricane action. The only hurricanes we want around here are the ones that come in cheap plastic souvenir cups...
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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Editor Manson on Jerry Lewis, Plus Your Thoughts and Comments

Even though the Muscular Dystrophy Association booted him as master of ceremonies years ago, I always associated Labor Day with the King of Comedy. And I will continue to do that, as Mr. Lewis passed away at the ripe old age of 91 as I was...
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Thursday, August 10th, 2017
Going four (and counting) days without, I’m surprised and slightly terrified by how much I rely on a strong WiFi connection to do just about anything. God forbid I’d have to put a record on the turntable rather than stream Spotify, or pick up an actual newspaper instead of counting on Alexa to deliver the latest headlines...
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Thursday, July 27th, 2017
Editor Manson (far right, even though he’s a bleeding heart liberal) with musician (and occasional Beachcomber contributor) Bruce Salmon and the legendary Alejandro Escovedo, following a soul-shaking performance by Escovedo and his band, plus Tallahassee’s Pat Puckett, at Vinyl Music Hall in Pensacola...
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Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Editor Manson on Grilling, Sunscreen, Baby Driver and More

This is National Grilling Month, brought to my attention as Paula and I removed last summer’s gunk off the grill (before you ask, pressure washing is the way to go). I’ve learned you can grill almost anything and it will taste delicious, even those hot dogs they sell for 40 cents a package at the dollar store...
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Monday, July 3rd, 2017

By Charles Morgan III

In my adult life—and I matured a little late—the following companies have been founded: Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Apple, Netflix and DIRECTV. These companies have changed our world. They have employed millions of people and have created many more millions of jobs through their supporting companies...
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Thursday, May 4th, 2017

By Chris Manson

The week this issue was assembled, there was a thing on the ‘Book called “Here are 10 concerts I’ve seen and one is a lie. Which one have I not seen?” Like anything else that catches on with the social media crowd, it was a complete waste of time...