RadioShack Suffered as Free Time Evaporated
In 1963, the year his company bought a nine-store chain then known by the two-word name Radio Shack, Charles D. Tandy explained to the New York Times why it made perfect sense for a retailer of do-it-yourself leather handicrafts to buy an electronics ...
February 8, 2015
National Western BBQ Throwdown draws 40 contestants
Since loading their brisket at 10 the previous night, the duo had been up every hour — courtesy of an alarm clock — to tend the meat, which was cooking away at an even 262 degrees for the 12th hour. Green uses a hickory-oak wood mix in his massive ...
January 14, 2015
Asheville music club scene this week
Black Mountain Ale House: Dirty Badgers, 117C Cherry St., Black Mountain, 828-669-9090. Jack of the Wood: Under The Willow, The Harmaleighs, 9 p.m., $5, 95 Patton Ave., Asheville, 828-252-5445. French Broad Brewery: Alarm Clock Conspiracy....
March 26, 2015
Tech continues to show how little recruiting rankings mean
Forget “rankings.” Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson is doing just fine in recruiting. (AP photo). (This blog has been completed updated from earlier.) According to recruiting “experts” — and I defer to Rivals and Scout in this area, much like I would ...
February 4, 2015
Urban Without Limits: Finding Adventure in America's Big Cities
Find true solitude—no car alarms, we promise—at the Conservatory Garden, a six-acre oasis hidden in Central Park (enter at Fifth Avenue and 105th Street) that's filled with fruit trees, manicured hedges, fountains, and an explosion of chrysanthemums ...
February 3, 2015
Live music in Asheville's clubs and pubs
Jack of the Wood: Jon Stickley Trio, 9 p.m., $5, 95 Patton Ave., Asheville, 252-5445. Mojo Kitchen & Lounge Black Mountain Ale House: Alarm Clock Conspiracy, 117C Cherry St., Black Mountain, 669-9090. Jack of the Wood: Shane Pruitt Band, 9 p.m ...
January 2, 2015
Los Gatos-Saratoga: It makes sense to take the day off on Friday the 13th ...
But if this Friday the 13th is anything like the last one, I should just unplug the alarm clock, pull the blankets over my head and call in sick. The alarm clock was actually the first of my problems just four short weeks ago on February's Friday the ...
March 11, 2015
According to recruiting “experts” — and I defer to Rivals and Scout in this area, much like I would defer to Mrs. Paul’s when it comes to being experts on seafood – Georgia Tech really stinks in recruiting. As Georgia Tech athletic director Mike Bobinski accurately summarized, “We are a society of gross overstatement and exaggeration,” and that’s no more evident than in recruiting. This is all you need to know about the “experts” recruiting rankings: In real football last season, the Yellow Jackets finished No. 8 in the AP rankings and No. 7 in the coaches’ poll. That 2014 team that went 11-3 and won the Orange Bowl was built on recruiting classes (2011-14) that Rivals ranked 41st, 57th, 85th and 47th and Scout ranked 46th, 59th, 72nd and 47th. “We were recruiting a guy a week ago and he was a two-star,”... “Now one of the schools in the top five is recruiting him and he’s a four-star — three days later. Johnson signed 27 players, the biggest recruiting class of his tenure. Let’s not make this out that Johnson does so much more with less than most coaches because that would suggest the recruiting rankings were accurate to begin with. Every player in this class is a “three-star. No top 100s. The class ranking: 37th by Rivals, 40th by Scout.
5 Walnut Wine Bar: Andrew Fletcher 6 p. m. Eleanor Underhill and friends 9 p. m. Altamont Brewing: Mangas Colorado, Sidecar Honey, 1042 Haywood Road, Asheville, 575-2400. Black Mountain Ale House: Alarm Clock Conspiracy, 117C Cherry St. , Black... Elaine’s Dueling Piano Bar: 8 p. m. -1 a. m. Thursday-Saturday. Music meets comedy at this nighttime hot spot at The Omni Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Ave. French Broad Brewery: Driftin’ Westward, 6-8 p. m. , 101-D Fairview Road, Asheville, 277-0222. Grove Park Inn: Live entertainment 6 p. m. in the Great Hall. Elaine’s Dueling Piano Bar 8 p. m. -1 a. m. live entertainment 9 p. m. -midnight in Great Hall. , Asheville, 299-3370. Jack of the Wood: Shane Pruitt Band, 9 p. m. , $7. Marco’s Pizza North: Jazz Night 6-9 p. m. Saturdays with Sharon LaMotte and special guests, 946 Merrimon Ave. , Asheville. Mojo Kitchen & Lounge (formerly One Stop) : Phish simulcast live from the Miami New Year’s Eve run, 7 p. m. , free, 55 College St. , Asheville, 255-7777. Mothlight: The Freeway Revival, The Dirty Soul Revival, 9 p. m. , $5. Odditorium: The Zuzu...
It was bad enough the first time around. and frankly, it's come back far too soon if you ask me. You see, today is Friday the 13th. And it's here for the second time in four weeks. We'll have to wait and see. But the number 13. It's never bothered me. I even wore 13 one year when I was playing baseball as a kid. so that wasn't too bad, considering that was about 20 points higher than I'd hit the year before. But if this Friday the 13th is anything like the last one, I should just unplug the alarm clock, pull the blankets over my head and call in sick. The alarm clock was actually the first of my problems just four short weeks ago on February's Friday the 13th--it never went off. You study the clock for the longest time because you know that little hand should be pointing at the seven, not the eight. So the first thing you do, if you're anything like me, is blame your wife. "How was I supposed to know what time you wanted to get up. " she replied defensively. "You know what time I get up. " I scolded accusingly. "Oh, sure," she snapped, "it's my fault that you didn't get up on time. why is it always on the day you're late that the gas tank is empty. "I'm late," I exclaimed as I run back into the house, "and I'm low on gas.
Field test: travel alarm clocks
(Business 2.0 Magazine) -- Shove aside the standard-issue hotel clock radio, with its stuck-in-the-'70s fake-wood finish and cryptic I-sure-hope-I-set-this-thing-right controls. The newest travel alarm clocks fit easily into any suitcase and inspire ...
September 28, 2007