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Movie Review - Incredibles 2

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Although Pixar has never made anything I'd call a "bad" movie, they've had mixed results with their sequels. The second and third "Toy Story" movies are just as beloved as the original, and "Finding Dory" is the highest-grossing animated film of all time. But "Monsters University" was an addendum that seemingly nobody wanted, and the two "Cars" sequels are considered the black sheep of the studio. Still, fans were clamoring for a follow-up to "The Incredibles", the 2004 family-of-superheroes adventure that opened the door to a world that clearly needed more exploring.

Home Country

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The first few days of summer vacation were hard on Billy. He was there, at his appointed post - that being the school crossing - at the right time of morning, but look as he may, he couldn't find any kids.

He couldn't find Martin, either. The perennial crossing guard, with his vest, sign and whistle, was home for the summer. So were the kids. School was out.

Billy, being the official town dog since Sally passed away on Doc's porch, decided on the fourth day of no kids that he might as well do something else.

Deadline July 20 for State Fair Fine Arts Entries

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Artists throughout Colorado are busy preparing their artwork for the Colorado State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition. The popular and prestigious part of the annual event showcases original artwork by Colorado residents. 

All artwork chosen for the exhibition will be on display in the Fine Arts Building during the entire length of the Fair. Two divisions for artwork submission are being offered: Emerging Artist and Professional. 

Movie Review - Ocean’s 8

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I think it was a mistake to call this movie "Ocean's 8". The modern-era "Ocean's" series began in 2001 with "Ocean's Eleven", then went to "Ocean's Twelve" in 2004, and then to "Ocean's Thirteen" in 2007. Now the franchise is being relaunched with a female-led cast and a problematic title. 8 is about 73% of 11, and it just makes me think of the gender pay gap, which is usually reported to be around 75%. Without giving too much away, this team has enough unofficial members that "Ocean's Fourteen" would not have been an unreasonable title.

Home Country

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Mrs. Forrest has always been a compulsive feeder. Before she retired, she was cooking for the Mule Barn truck stop's customers, and is singularly responsible for about three flabby tons of avoirdupois on this nation's truck drivers, and may have been marginally responsible, third-hand, for a cardiac event or two. 

Home Country

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It was like buzzards circling the body.

The Jones kid, Randy, was out in the Mule Barn parking lot with the hood up on his car. He was staring down into it the way a first-time parachutist would look out the airplane door. You never quite knew for sure what lay ahead.

"Looks like Randy's got problems," said Steve.

"Let's have a look," said Dud.

So coffee was left to get cold and the entire Supreme Court of All Things Mechanical - Steve, Dud, Doc, Herb and Dewey - trooped out to see what was going on.

Home Country

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It was just one of those things. It didn't really mean Marvin Pincus had lost his mind. Consider this yourself for a minute. Marvin had opened the mail that morning and in it was the Fenwick glass fly rod he'd ordered. Oh, it was used, of course. But there's a feel to a Fenwick that only a man dedicated to a life of using dry flies can appreciate.

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When Dewey and Emily walked into the Mule Barn the other day, they were greeted with applause and whistles. Emily blushed and Dewey took a bow, almost hitting the coffee pot Loretta was carrying.

"I hear you too really fell for each other," Doc said. "And the way I hear it, many times."

"That's right, Doc, I finally cornered him and we're planning a wedding," Emily said.

Emily is a brave soul, taking for a husband the most accident prone human being since Wrong Way Corrigan.

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Our pal Doc is a genius. 

Just take the other day, and all of us were gathered up and coffee'd at the Mule Barn truck stop coffee shop and world dilemma think tank, and ol' Doc just proved it again.

Steve noticed them first, the young couple who had just pulled into a parking space outside the "efaC" window. From the outside, it reads "Cafe." 

"Say," said Steve, "isn't that Bobby and Carol Ann?"

"Yep," said Jimmy, "and if I ain't mistaken, there's three of 'em today."