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Updated on February 28, 2011 at 10:18 AM

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Re: “Brave New Restaurant

Ever try to tell somebody from out of town (or here in town, for that matter) how to get to Brave’s? It’s almost impossible, so usually we just take them. Getting there is well worth the effort, though, since we’ve never met a Brave entree we didn’t like, be it veal, tenderloin, or sole. Splendid sauces and great salads, too, and a wide variety of wines. Wait service? Excellent. We especially enjoy dining out on the balcony which overlooks the river. It’s fun to watch the birds (even saw an eagle once), rabbits, raccoons, turtles, and other riverbank wildlife while dining, and there’s a nice view of the downtown skyline, too, which is quite spectacular after dark. Bottom line: This is one of our all-time favorite LR restaurants. We’re what Peter Brave would call “frequent repeats.”

Posted by Durango on 07/12/2010 at 12:34 PM

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Re: “The arrival of autumn open line

My dearest darlin' little Sister,

Yes ma'am. I watched the merciless massacre. Right down to the bitter end. Your Tigers were awesome. As are their coaches Malzahn, Lashlee, Horton, et al. -- former Arkies all.

Won't be surprised if they win out, Iron Bowl, included.

Get yer flu shot, babe. Don't want you getting sick this winter. But will run right over and nurse ya "real good" if ya do!



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Posted by Durango on 10/22/2016 at 8:50 PM

Re: “The Meet me in St. Louis open line

Dearest NVR (whose loverly red rose blooms the year ‘round!) —

Muchas gracias for the MIA shoutout last night. Everything's good here; just been preoccupied with trying to put out a couple of wind-driven, work-related grass fires that seem to pop up at the most unexpected times.

About got it all under control and hope to be back to more joyous things soon, including the blog.

DID get to go to Fedvul this weekend. Where my favorite Conway tailgater told the tale of a medical problem recently experienced by AT Blog favorite, the Rev. Stanley J. Rapert of Bigelow.

Seems that Rev. Stanley J. drove his monstrously-big, he-man truck to Conway’s sparkling new Baptist hospital to see a urologist. A nurse asked him to remove his clothing, including his boxers, and to put on a clinic gown before being examined by the urologist.

“I have to take off my shorts in front of you?,” a suddenly-shy Rev. Rapert asked.

"Well no, you don’t HAVE to,” said the nurse, “but I've seen the nude male human body hundreds of times."


Not one like mine,” replied Rev. Rapert. “You'd come unhinged laughing at my unclothed body."

“No way in the world that would happen," the nurse said sternly, "I'm a professional. In more than 25 years, I've never laughed at a patient. And never will.”

"Okay then," said Rev. Rapert, as he dropped his trousers and shorts, revealing a stocky, pasty-white body with the smallest adult male jackhammer the nurse had ever seen. 

In length and width it was almost identical to an AAA battery.

Somewhat shocked, yet unable to stifle it, the nurse first giggled and then briefly cackled out loud before quickly composing herself as best she could.

“I’m so sorry and embarrassed," the red-faced nurse said, "I don't know what came over me. On my honor as a professional and as a lady, I promise that that’s never happened before and it won't ever happen again. Now tell me, what seems to be the problem?"

"It's swollen and I don’t know why," Rev. Rapert replied.

Which — speaking of swollen jackhammers — brings to mind this October 6, spot-on column by treasured Arkansas journalist Ernie Dumas:


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Posted by Durango on 10/09/2016 at 6:26 PM

Re: “Today's video and an early open line

Speaking of the past . . .

Letter from the Editor:

In the spring of 1818, the English journal Literary Panorama warned that a new technology was stupefying the nation’s youth.

Youngsters were spending hours each day peering into kaleidoscopes, it wrote, mesmerized by the colorful patterns produced by these tin and glass tubes. “Surely this is too bad!” proclaimed the journal. “Every boy in the street studies his kaleidoscope, though he bumps his head against a wall.”

The kaleidoscope fad eventually passed, and society found new dangers to panic over.

In the 1890s, newspapers denounced “penny dreadfuls”—lurid pulp tales of monsters and murder—for indoctrinating young people into a life of crime and “rascaldom.”

In the 20th century, we fretted about the corrupting effects of comics, rock ’n’ roll, and video games. British politician George Foulkes proposed a bill for the “Control of Space Invaders” in 1981 after visiting a video arcade, where he observed teenagers “crazed, with eyes glazed, oblivious to everything around them.”

We’re now in the midst of another youth panic. The Washington Post reported last week that Millennials were more than twice as likely to be sexually inactive in their early 20s as Gen Xers and Baby Boomers had been. Noah Patterson, an 18-year-old virgin, told the Post that he’d rather watch YouTube videos than go on a date.

Columnists blamed the quick thrills of social media and internet porn for making these youngsters uninterested in real-world partners. Could it be that a whole generation has been desexed by technology, effectively putting the future of humanity at risk?

Probably not. The young people who were supposedly addicted to Space Invaders have gone on to lead productive lives—some even write for this magazine—and I’m confident Millennials will, like every generation before them, discover the joys of love.

So take a deep breath and repeat after me: “The kids are all right.”

Theunis Bates
Managing editor
The Week
August 19, 2016

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Posted by Durango on 08/23/2016 at 7:21 PM

Re: “NOT GUILTY: Jury acquits Naramore in son's death

The ArkD-G is running an online poll on whether or not readers agree with the jury's finding that Naramore is not guilty. As of a few minutes ago, 771 votes had been cast with 53% saying that the jury got it right.

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Posted by Durango on 08/19/2016 at 9:52 PM

Re: “Baylor and Kenneth Starr part company

Always figured Starr would "get HIS in the end." And sho' nuff, he did.

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Posted by Durango on 08/19/2016 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Clinton Foundation will no longer accept foreign, corporate money if Clinton elected

" . . . a needle-dick who could copulate with a Cherrio and not break it."

😂 LMAO! Thanks, Silver, for the best description, ever, of a blog troll. Gonna share it on every list-serve I have.

Great post at 5:59, cbb.

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Posted by Durango on 08/19/2016 at 9:25 AM

Re: “Tuesday's open line, plus the video roundup

". . . Roger yelled 'Y'all shut the fuck up! Elvis is dead!'".

Took two friends to Graceland last week, Ozarkrazo. One from California, the other from North Carolina. Neither had ever been to Graceland. Both were mightily impressed. Not only with the house, but also with the airplanes and cars.

But as always (and for inexplicable reasons), Graceland and all its trappings made me sadder than hell.

On a happier note, ribs at the Rendezvous are still to die for!

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Posted by Durango on 08/16/2016 at 8:14 PM

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