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Cheaper than rent: A trip to the Blockbuster in the Brunswick Basin this weekend resulted in my walking out with a bag full of VHS movies. Yes, I know that VHS is going the way of the dinosaur (my component plays both formats) but they were only $1.99 each. I even found the fourth season of “The Sopranos” – it would cost $3.50 or so to rent it. After we watch most of them, we’ll just give them away.

Six Degrees of Separation: This one involves humor columnist Dave Barry. One of my anonymous correspondents – KCS – had a friend who wrote to Dave Barry asking him, as a joke, for a “subsidy.” He was surprised when he received a postcard from Barry. On it he wrote: “Donation enclosed.”

Laughs at Alta Sierra: This was overheard at the Country Club and passed along to me. A woman there went up to a man wearing a baseball cap and began berating him about how offensive and sexist the message on his cap was. He looked at her, somewhat baffled, and asked what was so offensive. “Your cap says ‘Tit-less’ and that’s offensive.” The man burst out laughing, tipping his “Titleist” cap as he went.

Uganda benefit: The Kellermanns left town Monday after a whirlwind week back in Nevada County discussing their efforts on behalf on the Batwa Pygmies. I attended the benefit show at the Indian Springs Winery on Sunday. They have such a beautiful setting there! Both the Heritage Singers (gospel) and the Grass Valley Men’s Voice Choir provided entertainment and they were terrific. Eleanor Kenitzer always seems like she’s having a good time while she’s conducting the choir.

Carole Carson update: She’s baaack – this time on NCTV (the old FCAT). The Nevada County Meltdown Challenge guru’s show will be called “The Tipping Point” and it will air at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The first one is this Wednesday, and it will run every Wednesday after. The theme will be health, fitness and weight loss – very similar to January’s Meltdown. The title comes from the idea that people will only get serious about their health and weight loss when they reach “the tipping point” that pushes them over the edge. Carole is entertaining and charismatic, so the show should be good.


Dixie Redfearn can be reached at 477-4238 or by e-mail at, or by fax at 477-4292.

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