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Dallas Morning News recommends: visit Brussels !

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What a surprise this weekend, when I noticed the Dallas Morning News (pretty much the largest newspaper here with 250,000 subscribers) recommended we all get on trip to Brussels - of all places. All the more strange as there are no direct flights from DFW to BRU - even worse, American Airlines doesn't even fly to Belgium any more at all. So what are the reasons why anyone should consider placing Brussels first on the places to visit list ? Click here to read more »

City of Allen, TX pokes fun at Armstrong (and then apologizes)

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Funny news story in our local newspaper this weekend... Allen (a neighbor city to McKinney, Texas) invited Lance Armstrong to the local Rudolph Race - claiming he now had plenty of time on his hands to do "other stuff"... The letter is really funny... and the city officials since have apologized. For the full invitation letter... Click here to read more »

How many covers can fit into a single song ? [Bruno Mars - Locked Out of Heaven]

How many riffs and hooks from other songs can you fit into a new pop song ? Bruno Mars is trying to break the record in his new track "Locked Out Of Heaven" - before you ever get to the chorus of this song you will be thinking about plenty of older hits from which bits and pieces have been carefully selected... and all together this makes for a perfect pop song !

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Everything is big at the Texas State Fair

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Once a year the State Fairgrounds in Dallas are being used for what they were once made out to exist: they Texas State Fair. Four weeks of thrill rides, concerts, and... fried food. This year's winner: fried Jambalaya. The picture shows the State Fair icon BigTex - 52 foot tall. Click here to read more »

Learn how NOT to speak Heineken - An embarrassing Ad

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Is Heineken still a Dutch Brand ? No. Are there still Dutch people looking over the way the brand is marketed ? Likely not. Case in point: this ad in Wired Magazine, positioning Heineken as a worldwide brand - and failing miserably. Does "Mag ik neem dan een Heineken" sound ok to you or is it just plain jiberish ? Click here to read more »

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