Graduation

Pompous Circumstance: It’s Graduation Time!
Showing our pride in all of your accomplishments by making you wear a silly hat.

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Graduates, you are probably being told that now is the time in your life for dreams, hope, and fear of having to work for minimum wage, as you prepare for this next, ridiculously crucial, almost suffocatingly super-important step in your life. But don’t be nervous, at least not until your first college bill comes due, as we are here to …

Making the Most of Mother’s Day
That one day a year when we honor the ones who birthed us, even though we're still not sure why we can't jump on the bed.

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Hey kids, Mother’s Day is this Sunday, which means it’s time to put down the scissors you’ve been running with, take the cat out of the drier and go beg dad to take you to the mall to buy a Mother’s Day card. Keep in mind he has forgotten as well, so you might learn a few new words while …

Horsing Around with Derby Days
We take the Kentucky Derby out for a Dubious Knowledge speed test.

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The hint of spring is in the air, the tulips are blooming, and, unless you are a member of Congress, your taxes are done. That means it’s time for that historic springtime tradition featuring humongous hats, the Kentucky Derby. Much like curling in the Winter Olympics, except without the excessive boredom, this is for most of us our one chance …