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Pogin on Almanac

March 2, 2007 8:00 PM

Here's the five-minute clip of Rich Pogin on Almanac tonight (download here):

Nothing really new here. But his frequent references to Hines are something of a curiosity...

UPDATE March 20: The video is off-line temporarily due to bandwidth concerns.

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I just wanted to say that I really enjoy the evolving (or devolving?) header graphic on the site.

Posted on March 3, 2007 at 9:31 PM by Craig in MN Highlight this comment 1

how about removing the scubbers off the garbage disposal near by and let that area rot. buuild it somewhere else.

Posted on March 5, 2007 at 06:38 AM by screwwemm Highlight this comment 2


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