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Sunday November 19, 2017

Trick-or-treat comes disguised as a remote drone bearing creepy surprises, courtesy of YouTube prankster Tom Mabes.

 

 

The good, the bad and the ugly of cake decorating

News that a Georgia Walmart was forced to issue a public apology after bakery staff refused to decorate a "blue lives matter" cake to commemorate a local officer's retirement should serve as an object lesson for us all. Cake decorating has become dangerous territory. Case in point: The ever-entertaining and horrifying CakeWrecks.com, celebrating the best of the worst in bakery distasters. Once you've enjoyed your fill of those confectionary calamities, surf over to the gallery of this archiect-turned-cake designer and cleanse your mental palate on these 3-D printed cakes that can only be described as art.

On those beautiful Nebraska mornings when you're tired of being cooped up in the backroom or stuck at a desk, the young man's thoughts drift to jobs in the outdoors and the fresh air, like this simple task of changing lightbulbs just over the state line in South Dakota.

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Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. Travel back in time 30 years with us, to the small Nebraska town of Bruno, where Herman Ostry and his family needed a barn moved but couldn't afford to have it done the conventional way. So they demonstrated the real power of organized labor, caught here by the local TV news station.

 

 

Food-friendly comic Jim Gaffigan pays tribute to Independence Day by taking a whirlwind tour through the over-eating oddities of American holiday traditions. Eat up!

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