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MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

July 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

Roger Allen, publisher. “Rockford is the Humor Capital of the World” In pursuit of trivia All my life I’ve been pursuing trivia. The guy who invented the game must have had someone like me in mind. For my recent birthday, I got the most fascinating book of odd facts I never knew. (Thanks, Mel!) Its title: “I Never Knew That!” Did you know (I didn’t) about the [...]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

July 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

Roger Allen, publisher. “Rockford is the Humor Capital of the World” Curious minds We’ve all learned a good deal about the Islamic religion in the past 10 years. Before 9/11, most of us had no idea it came in two flavors, Sunnis and Shiites. But curious minds want to know: why don’t the two denominations get along? So I looked it up. It goes back to Mohammed’s [...]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

June 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

FYI: playing possum Roger Allen, publisher. “Rockford is the Humor Capital of the World” We all know possums pretend to be dead to avoid being eaten by bigger animals. Farm folks know that if you lay a chicken on the ground and draw a line in the dirt away from its beak, it will lie there for a while. There has been scientific study of this phenomenon, known as tonic [...]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

June 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

Roger Allen, publisher. “Rockford is the Humor Capital of the World” Paper or plastic? We’re faced with this question 28 billion times a year in the U.S. It started in 1883 when Charles Stilwell invented a machine to make the “SOS” (Self Opening Sack) bag. Before that they were made by hand with v-shapes. The SOS was successful but boomed with the birth of [...]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

June 7, 2012 // 0 Comments

Big bucks Roger Allen, publisher. “Rockford is the Humor Capital of the World” The one with the most money almost always wins. That statement isn’t only about the third world. Unfortunately, it’s increasingly true of America. It takes big bucks to run for office (staff, travel, advertising, etc.) and elections have become battles for the bucks. It isn’t the [...]
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