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Found Stuff: “My Favoritest Movies, Ever”

Found a couple creepy, hand-written lists (I’ll save the “Best Scarey Movies” for Halloween) on an empty table at Scottsdale’s Mustang Library: My Favoritest Movies, Ever 1) The Psycho. “The Shower Scene” has to be the sexiest, ever! This is … Continue reading

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“Obamacardiac Arrest” epidemic?

According to unconfirmed reports, dozens — and possibly scores — of applicants for the so-called “Obamacare” health-care reform are becoming so frustrated by applications that suddenly delete, options that take forever to show up and other problems with crashing Affordable … Continue reading

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Martyr Caucus (formerly known as Suicide Caucus): “Death to Obamacare!”

At massive Tea Party meeting, many proudly displaying wearing grenade vests. Thundering applause to keynote speaker Ted Cruz, who declares, “Obamacare is Satan!” Breakout workshops include “Russian Roulette: A Primer,” “Six Hundred Sixty Six Reasons Why Obamacare is Evil” and … Continue reading

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Link to “writing projects”

Tom Scanlon’s writing projects blog . . . “Writing projects,” does that sound like a high school homework assignment, er what?

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New Ocean Shores Photo blog

Click here (http://oceanshoresphotos.wordpress.com/) for all those beach and wildlife photos . . .

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Coming soon: O.S./North Beach photo blog

This will be a photo-only blog, with monthly “best of” contests. Send your recent beach/O.S. life photos to: tomscanlonsblog@gmail.com.

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Looking for “Ocean Shores stuff”?

Click here to go to the Ocean Shores Blog (where all O.S. stuff has been moved).

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Dinner Date

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Cactus Twilight

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Meditative

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A Letter to Baby Shores

Dear Little One, I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting you, but I hate hearing you referred to as “Baby Doe,” so please excuse my presumption and allow me to give you a new name: Baby Shores. I’m naming you … Continue reading

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Two 21-year-olds arrested, may be tied to deceased baby case

Thanks to blog reader/commenter who provided this tip: A 21-year-old female and male were arrested last night and are being held in Grays Harbor County Jail with no bail set for Assault in the First Degree. The pair may be … Continue reading

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Horrible story: Dead baby found in O.S.

Komo news story. OCEAN SHORES, Wash. — Police are looking for answers after a woman stumbled upon a dead infant during a Friday evening walk in Ocean Shores. Police say the woman was walking with her dog in the 200 … Continue reading

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Coming soon: “The Best of Locals Only”

Or the worst? Either way, this will be a benefit, with all proceeds going to North Beach PAWS (in memory of the great Joan Baus) and the Ocean Shores Food Bank. Tentative subtitle is “From Mayor Pie Fight Challenge to … Continue reading

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My first Letter to the NCN Editor!

Now I know the excitement tinged with anxiety of NCN letter submitters: Will my little missive be selected for publication? Oh, the suspense!

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Editor vs. Reader

And newspapers wonder why they lose readers . . . Letter to the NCN Editor, and his response: LETTER TO EDITOR Mr. Bruscas, I was sorely disappointed by your recent editorial regarding the motion made by Council member Schroeder to affirm … Continue reading

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More April 1 headlines

*Pope Approves Gay Marriage *North Korea Threatens to Blow Itself Into Annihilation: “We Have the Technology and the Will” *”A Gun in Every Backpack”: New NRA Plan Unveiled *Ocean Shores Mayor Crystal Dingler Gets New Title: City Administrator (Pay of … Continue reading

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World’s Second-Most Depressing “Bucket List”

Another strange “Bucket List” has surfaced, this one found in the pocket of a battered leather jacket  at the Aberdeen Salvation Army. It reads: Things 2 do before I OD: 10) Give my parole officer a wedgie 9) Find a … Continue reading

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Earthquake link

USGS earthquake site here. If you 

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Realistic prank or something I should really worry about?

Is this just a scary-sounding pre-April Fools joke, or a legitimate threat? I’m hoping it’s the former, but something makes me wonder about this email from an obviously fictitious email address (shutdownscanlon@gmail.com) Scanlon: Shut down your blog. SHUT IT DOWN … Continue reading

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Ocean Shores’ “Bucket List”

Things to do . . . before I go bankrupt: 10) Already did a Sewer LID and Street LID — how about an Air LID? 9) Build a new Police Station that’s twice as big as the Fire Station. 8) … Continue reading

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Another “Bucket List”

The following was found in a leather jacket donated to an auction in Beverly Hills. It is believed to be a “Bucket List” written by a Hollywood stunt man. Things To Do Before I “Clock Out”: 10) Wrestling an alligator. … Continue reading

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World’s Most Depressing “Bucket List”

The following rolled-up paper was found in the back of a dresser sold at Aberdeen’s No. 1 Pawn Shop: Before I die, I want to: 10) Shake hands with someone who shook hands with someone famous 9) See that 3D … Continue reading

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Another great beach pic from yesterday

From Jen Hough:

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What a day!

Photo and narrative by J. Smersh: “Today was just one of those Ocean Shores kind of days. It started with brutal cold, hail, and snow and then ended with clear skies and wonderfully spring-like weather. As a result, I was … Continue reading

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