Tag Archives: Atlanta

O Snap

A producer at Jupiter Entertainment told me that I might be surprised how many crime reenactments are filmed in and around Knoxville. It made sense to me. Several actresses I know have appeared on shows like Snapped. Tonight my friend … Continue reading

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Who Gets It?

Several members of Einstein Simplified attend Dragon Con in Atlanta every Labor Day weekend. Several of our regular audience members also go to the convention, which started as a sci-fi event and has evolved into a pop culture event, similar to Comic-Con … Continue reading

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Abatt-man

Abattoir is a strange word. It means slaughterhouse, which is why a steak house in Atlanta uses the word as its name. They specialize in “whole-animal dining.” Abattoir is also the name of a villain in the Batman comic books. … Continue reading

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Madea Men

Under normal circumstances,  a Madea movie would not catch my attention. That changed when I saw the trailer for “Madea’s Witness Protection” as I waited to see “Men In Black III” recently. My friend Jeff Joslin appears on screen 28 … Continue reading

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Free Your Mind and the Rest Will Follow

Improv has been a hot topic for me this week. I made plans to attend the Gatlinburg Improv Fest in February; I scheduled the FBI Knoxville Citizens Academy Alumni Association holiday party to coincide with an Einstein Simplified show; and … Continue reading

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States of Mind – Part 7

For the past ten years I have been making an effort to visit all 50 states. As my personal quest nears its completion, I decided to write down recollections of the 46 I’ve seen so far, listed roughly in chronological … Continue reading

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Let the Spectacle Astound You

Competitive ballroom dancing is a sport in which the participants strive to look as good when they finish as they did when they started. The dancers retain their poise and grace while trying to hide their sweat and exhaustion. Professional … Continue reading

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Scene Steelers

Billy Gardell was one of the first performers to appear at Side Splitters when it opened in Knoxville in 2009. He returned to the club last night as a household name and star of “Mike and Molly.” My wife and … Continue reading

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Abrac-aldabra

Tortoise fans like me should make plans to visit the Knoxville Zoo soon. The male Aldabran Tortoises are “socializing” with the Fun Girls from Mount Pilot Zoo Atlanta. With luck, the sexagenarian females could become mothers to a clutch of … Continue reading

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Lymon Y’all of Georgia

During the current school year, I have been reading Carla Javier’s weekly column in the Knoxville News Sentinel. I got an interesting email from her the other day. She probably doesn’t realize that I already knew who she was. My … Continue reading

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