Monday, October 31, 2011


More info at

Yes, but it might last until next Halloween or beyond. Candy bars are high in sugar and low in moisture, both of which help to prevent microbial growth. Pure chocolate can last for two years or more without presenting any acute health risks, but it’s likely to change in texture and become less appetizing after about 12 months. Given enough time, some bars could even become so dry and hard as to be inedible (or at least a danger to your teeth). More serious, nondental health risks are very unlikely, however.

The white spots or haze that sometimes appear on old chocolate bars is known among chocolatiers as “blooming,” and it’s harmless to your health. Blooming isn’t mold, as some candy-lovers might think, but rather a splotch of fat or sugar that has risen to the surface. Fat blooming is caused by fluctuations in temperature, while sugar blooming is caused by condensation and changes in humidity. To avoid the whitening—which affects a candy's appearance and its texture—store your candy bars in a cool, dry place away from the sun.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"Hipster Cop" at Occupy Wall Street

He was dubbed "The Hipster Cop" a little over a week ago, a few days after pictures trickled online of a plainclothes detective—dressed more like an actor from Dead Poet's Society than NYPD Blue—patrolling the Occupy Wall Street protest.

Then the Hipster Cop Twitter jokes started: "He only uses pepper spray ironically." "Sure I have a nightstick...I bought it on"

And just yesterday, The New York Times ran the first interview with Rick Lee, a 45-year-old community affairs detective with an addiction to Ralph Lauren, a.k.a. The Hipster Cop. Or rather, a.k.a. The Country Gentleman. (You'll understand after you read this interview.)

Click here for the New York Times article.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Derek Holland "I wanted to show them I belong here"

"I wanted to show that I belong here," he said.

"This was a dream. I wanted to pitch in the World Series and get a win."

Click here to read a great article on last night's game.

Midland Theatre-Huey Lewis and the News

Excellent concert last night at the Midland Theatre, large and excited crowd.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Beggar's Night Schedule for Licking County

October 27, 2011
Buckeye Lake - 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Granville - 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Hanover - 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Heath - 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Newark - 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Safe Trick-or-Treat on the Courthouse Square - 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Where is Kopchak Road?

Last night watching the news of the wild animal chase in Muskingum County, I imagine not too many know where Kopchak Road is located. Just south of Dillon State Park and east of Gratiot in Licking County. I don't how fast a hungry bear, mountain lion etc. can travel, but by short cut I imagine it is less than a half day's travel to a populated area.

Click here for an article by

Tuesday, October 18, 2011



Saturday, October 15, 2011


Thank you to who ever posted this on Facebook.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway(BRK.B_), Wednesday revealed a few more details about his annual income and tax bill:

•Buffett's adjusted gross income last year was $62,855,038
•Buffett's taxable income last year was $39,814,784
•Buffett paid $15,300 in payroll taxes last year
•Buffett's federal tax bill came to $6,923,494, or 17.4% of his taxable income last year

Click here for more information on Warren Buffett wanting to raise the tax rate.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


From the Art of Manliness:

Football Game

Pumpkin Carving

Haunted House

State Fair (Fairfield County Fair)

Halloween Parade


Foliage Drive

Apple Cider

Ghost Hunt

Weenie Roast

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fallen Firefighter Foundation 5K Run

Beautiful fall morning for a 5K run sponsored by Newark Firefighters Local 109. 100 runners/walkers raising over $1,500 for a Foundation dedicated to those who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

"Everyone goes home"
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011


This past Saturday marked the end of another season, socks are back on except for an occasional over 60 degree day or a stay at home Holiday. April 1st can not come fast enough.

As I struggled putting the Gold Told Windsors (always remember the "W" is for wool) on, I thought about wool and what it means to me.

During the past month on mildly cool mornings I would wear one of three cotton sweaters I own, no substance and somewhat heavy. Today is the first day to wear a Shetland Wool sweater, light, but warm.

All year round I wear worsted wool trousers, suits and blazers, they don't wrinkle, easy to brush off and the weight hangs well. Plus no static cling!

God would have not created sheep if he meant for sweaters, socks and suits not to be wool. Someone has to make October 1st, National Sheep Day.

To all sheep: Thank you guys!

Click here for one of my old post "RIP" about going sockless and excuses why to go sockless.