Monthly Archives: February 2010

Tucson millionaire busts money myths

Perhaps the only thing many Americans dig more than Big Macs is money. But we’ve also heard how money can corrupt and destroy, or how its shameless adoration is the root of all evil. That’s not the case at all … Continue reading

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Odd Pueblo: Snappy or crappy?

This fun Odd Pueblo feature asks the audience to rate a trend, topic or sighting of something around town: is it snappy or crappy? The last snappy or crappy, thug outerwear, was riddled with crappy votes – 76 percent. Seven … Continue reading

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Tucson loves to hit and run

“Hit and run” is such a cowardly crime – but it’s also a fairly common one in Tucson. When it comes to hitting a parked vehicle and taking off, we rank above the national average – but not by much, … Continue reading

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Miracle Mile no longer gives us heebie jeebies

Tucson’s Miracle Mile has seen its share of transformations – not all of them good. What began as the showy gateway to Tucson and a prime stopping spot for families in the 1950s turned into an equally prime spot for … Continue reading

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10 worst things about being sick

We have the technology to send guys romping on the moon and e-mail India in fewer than two seconds, but we still have no cure for the common cold. Mine began in the middle of last week with a sore … Continue reading

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Left-handed folks still shafted in largely right-handed world

Joan of Arc had a bigger problem than being burned at the stake. She was left-handed. OK, maybe being burned at the stake is a tad more disturbing than being a southpaw. Yet being left-handed still has its drawbacks in … Continue reading

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Balloons are fun – so outlaw them

Balloons are colorful, happy and fun – which means they will soon be wholly outlawed. The growing trend has been to regulate, warn against or downright outlaw things we enjoy. Don’t go in the sun. Stop eating salt. Watch your … Continue reading

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