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New Cologne Lets You Smell Like General Patton

Well, who wouldn’t want to smell like Old Blood and Guts? Here’s your chance. The US Army has licensed a cologne inspired by General George Patton: It’s advertised as a woodsy blend of lavender, citrus, coconut, cedar, sage, tonka bean, bergamot, lime, and the ad copy says it will “elicit feelings of majestic woodlands and endless [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Dave Brubeck

Legendary jazz musician Dave Brubeck may be approaching his 90th birthday, but he still occasionally sits down at his piano for a crowd. Let’s take a look at five things you might not know about the Kennedy Center Honoree, jazz standards composer, and leader of the Dave Brubeck Quartet. Image credit: Katie Falkenberg/The Washington Times 1. His [...]

America’s Jiminy Crickett: The Ted Turner Story

After my previous post mentioned Ted Turner’s promotional antics as owner of the Atlanta Braves, a reader suggested I write more about the man who became known as “The Mouth of the South.” In three decades of sports writing, I’ve never come across anyone quite so outrageous. So you don’t have to twist my arm. Moscow, [...]