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The Couch Potato: Television Quick Hits are back
Everybody’s favorite Couch Potato column is back — and better than ever. So hold on tight for random bits of information wrapped in a crispy, opinionated shell.
Gary Church: Baby you can drive my car — but first I need to get one
I received the dreaded phone call that no one wants to get. Dean said, "There is nothing more we can do. Your car is not worth fixing." I lowered my head.
Lisa Madras: Yep, this is SUPPOSED to be my blog
Lisa Madras is the advertising dispatch and web personality at The News. Her blog appears each Monday on www.ncnewsonline.com.
Josh Drespling: That great idea? Aw, maybe I’ll just sleep on it
I will do it tomorrow. How many times have you laid in bed, snuggled up with that warm, fuzzy blanket and your head resting on the cold side of the pillow when an amazing, perhaps earth-shattering thought pounces to the forefront of your mind?
Gary Church: Here’s something for you to chew on — yes, I am an addict
There comes a time when an addict has to admit he has a problem and seek help. I have reached that stage of my life. There are several things to become addicted to. Mine is chewing on things.
Tim Kolodziej: As Winter Olympics begin, it’s time to cheer the legends of The Fall
Any mom or dad who’s watched a child compete in athletics can relate. There are more falls than we can count. The tears drop quicker than we can wipe them away. Winning. Losing. And pretty much everything in-between.
The Couch Potato: Who to root for in today’s TV series? It’s getting tougher
My DVR had a little surprise for me this weekend when the Couch Potato began scrolling through the offerings. Almost a year ago, I had heard that “The Americans” on FX was fast becoming a great new show, hopefully filling the void that would be left behind with the fast-approaching end of “Breaking Bad.”
Gary Church: My wife’s lucky I never got cold feet
I didn't have a Christmas list this year. Seems that everything I want, Santa can't afford. Desperately trying to think of something to get me, my wife asked if I would like a pair of slippers.
Josh Drespling: If you can’t take the heat — get outta my car!
I've found that my body really can't tell the difference between 4 degrees above zero and 10 below. You may wonder how I know such a weird fact about myself. It is quite simple. The heater in my car has not worked since late last spring.
Josh Drespling: Despite what ‘they’ say, I’ll take my idols any day
“They,” in their infinite wisdom, say to never meet your heroes. “They” say that you will be greatly disappointed with the stark and complete reality of said person.
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