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National Elevator Escalator Safety Awareness Week

November 18, 2009


Brien Hopkins The Man Shark What a week! The excitement in the air was elevating. But I don’t need to remind you that last week, Nov 8th -14th, was National Elevator Escalator Safety Awarenesses Week! Who could forget? It’s always the second full week of November! This is a promotion of public safety awareness for […]

Wicked Weird Laws of Boston

April 18, 2009


Brien Hopkins [The Man Shark] The legal system of the United States is a convoluted mess. By the time a law is written and approved, the original criminal is long gone. It takes even longer to take a law off the books. Boston is no exception, even with the service of “Boston Legal.” During the […]

Beer. Part of this Complete Breakfast.

April 2, 2009


Brien Hopkins [The Man Shark] Children of the 1980s and ’90s were beat over the head with that mantra, “part of this complete breakfast.” Remember the image? A tall glass of OJ and a slice of golden toast topped with a perfect square of butter. No one ever ate the complete breakfast. Not even the […]

A Coppola Words On Nicolas Cage

March 24, 2009


Brien Hopkins [The Man Shark] “I am not a demon. I am a lizard, a shark, a heat-seeking panther. I want to be Bob Denver on acid playing the accordion.” – Nicolas Cage Over 60 feature length films under his belt, and Cage has yet to play a lizard, shark, heat-seeking panther, or Bob Denver. […]

Duke University Scientists Create Cloaking Device

March 10, 2009


Update: We’ve got a new writer on board at LeRenard. You can find his stories here weekly, or you can indulge yourself at his blog: The link is also included at your right in the “Columns and Blogs” listing. By Brien Hopkins A team of researchers at Duke University recently developed a breakthrough metamaterial […]