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Mariano Martinez, Man of the Margaritas

Consider if you will, one Mariano Martinez, high-school drop-out from Dallas, Texas. The year is 1971 and Mr. Martinez opens Mariano’s Hacienda, a restaurant serving Mexican food. Problems arise on opening night when servers realize they can’t keep up with … Continue reading

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Ingram “Burt” Shavitz

Ingram Berg Shavitz, better known as just Burt, has one of the more famous beards in America. It adorns all of the products of a billion-dollar company,¬†Burt’s Bees, which he co-founded some thirty years ago and is now the “#1 … Continue reading

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Funny Names in the News 47, Featuring Neato things!

Ladies and gentlemen, Dave here, welcoming you to another edition of Funny Names in the News! Only two away from the big five-oh!   Youtube tells me that¬†Zerrion Payton, nephew of Basketball Hall of Famer and Dave’s childhood hero Gary … Continue reading

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Vote for Hankybook!

Arto’s wife, Leslie, has a company called Hankybook – an eco-friendly company that brands itself “The Evolution of the Handkerchief.” It’s a pretty cool product (and has a pretty funny name). It’s essentially a “book” of handkerchief pages so you … Continue reading

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