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Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Plus - Your Thoughts and Comments, 30A Fest, Chef Gio Back on Hell's Kitchen

The traditional pardoned turkey on the White House lawn wasn’t cutting it. And who can even guess what Trump will do this year? He may just tell the kitchen staff to heat up the deep fryer. (By the way, Roy Moore, I think your invitation to Thanksgiving dinner at the White House got lost in the mail...)
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Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Editor Manson Attempts to Smooth Over the Navarre-Destin Beef

Beachcomber Contributing Editor Bruce Collier and daughter Grace (a/k/a the Tiny Diner) study the chocolate menu at Rosemary Beach’s La Crema. Jump to Bruce’s restaurant review on page 39, but make sure you read all the other stuff in this issue, too...
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Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Plus Hate Mail, Dan Collins, and Apologies to Jimmy Kimmel

When the song—written by Charlie Black, Rory Michael Bourke and Tommy Rocco—initially dropped, I was in high school and refused to listen to music that wasn’t “cool.” (Except for Genesis, of course.) There was a music video for “A Little Good News” that Rolling Stone...
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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...