Rest or No Rest?

We're closed for the season, right? And just when you think you can come up for air, Hollywood calls again. Here's a news release we just sent out: HOLLYWOOD RETURNS TO SPENCER COUNTY SANTA CLAUS, IN—–Just a few weeks after the departure of the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" television production crew from Spencer County, the…

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Watch Will Thursday on “Colbert”

Emily from The Colbert Report just called to confirm that the “Santa vs. Lincoln” segment is slated to air tomorrow evening. As you may remember, this started out as a satellite interview on September. It didn’t air that night, as the-powers-that-be decided to send a crew out to shoot more interviews and footage of our…

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A learning experience

Abraham Lincoln, it is said of his formative years in Indiana, learned by “littles.” On Saturday, unfortunately, I learned by … um, biggles. Lesson Learned: A digital camera (ours, anyway) requires a memory card in order to capture the fabulous photos of the Colbert Report crew that visited our county. Sigh! Here’s a photo from…

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The plot thickens

They want to see for themselves. Shoot their own footage. Conduct more interviews. Colbert is sending a crew. Tomorrow. I warned Wayne, our food services director, we might end up in Kringle’s. I figure anyone on assignment for The Colbert Report, shooting footage about Santa Claus, will surely want to order an Elf Burger for…

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Bumped, not scrapped

What a relief. It seems the delay in the satellite taping yesterday (Will had a bad microphone at first and it took a while to get another hooked up to the sat truck) threw off the editing time. So we’ve been bumped. …but not scrapped. Should air within a few weeks. They’ll let us know….

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I’m putting Colbert “On Notice”

Great. That shoots my credibility all to heck. If you were among the tons of people who stayed up a little later last night to watch The Colbert Report, you may have noticed Will was nowhere to be seen. Hmmm. No naive assumptions had been made on this end. The direct question had been asked…

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Koch and Colbert

We all know who Koch is… …but Colbert? Claudette? Uh…no. Stephen. As in The Colbert Report. This Wednesday night. Advice is welcome. Here's the news release for more details.

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Top drawers

What an alarming newspaper headline to greet you first thing on a Saturday morning: “Holiday World visitor suffers humiliating loss.” Now what? Must be something about a ride we used to have. We hear all summer long from folks who want us to know how scarred their families are since we removed the Banshee four…

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Hitting the big Times

Will Koch and The Voyage

My folks live in Madison, Connecticut. They have a subscription to the New York Times. I probably need to send them a box of Band-Aids and a tube of Neosporin for all the paper cuts they’ve surely endured the past week. Because the New York Times interviewed Will for a business article a few weeks…

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Rhymes with “perky”

Do you reserve a certain tone of voice for select words? Like perky? Can’t help but add a rather sarcastic punch to the first syllable and a higher-than-normal pitch. I find I do that same thing with quirky. Do you? The reason we ask: SmarterTravel.com says we’re quirky Are we? I just don’t know. Quirky…

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Ring-a-ding-ding!

Who’s calling? Why it’s GMA! The Gospel Music Association? Grocery Manufacturers Association? Could it be … the Gulf of Maine Aquarium? Heck no! Good Morning America is producing a feature for Friday about the “biggest, baddest” new coasters. Baddest? Okay … why not? We can be bad. For Good Morning America, we can be very,…

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