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Friday Wrap: Sid Miller's Holiday Message, a Defense of Love Actually, and More...


by: Burnt Orange Report

Fri Dec 27, 2013 at 04:00 PM CST


It's Friday! Time to share some of the other stories we found interesting this week.

Wind down your week by watching this video of John Kerry and Snoop Dogg fist bumping at a Christmas party.

Below the jump, read all about the world's largest gingerbread house, a history of chicken fried steak, and more...

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Sid "Ted-Nugent-is-my-campaign-treasurer" Miller says Merry Christmas Christians, Happy Hanukkah to his Jewish friends and "good luck" to Atheists. No word on what he tells his Muslim friends.

-Joe Deshotel

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An interesting read: the history of the modern industrialized food system, through the lens of the chicken fried steak.

A snippet:

By the late sixties the pieces were now in place for the modern industrial food system to take off. Texas, which had the most cattle in the nation, also boasted the most roads in the nation, the most feedlots in the nation, and the most feed in the nation. And yet, if you were to go looking for a chicken-fried steak in, say, 1969, chances are you'd still get one made the old-fashioned way. The final element had not yet been introduced.

-Katherine Haenschen

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In can you missed it, this Christmas was Love Actually's ten year anniversary (this shocking bit of news definitely explains Keira Knightley's wedding dress). One writer slammed the movie - a personal holiday (read: year-round) favorite of mine - and everyone from The Atlantic to NPR got into the debate. Wherever you fall on the movie, it just isn't Christmas to me without Prime Minister Hugh Grant shaking it around 10 Downing Street and a love sick kid sprinting through the airport to what is quite possibly one of the most catchy scores ever written. Happy birthday, Love Actually! Here's to ten more years of getting the Glasgow Love Theme stuck in everyone's head.

-Genevieve Cato

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Well played, National Weather Service in Lubbock. Well played.

-Katherine Haenschen

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File under "everything is bigger in Texas" -- the world's largest gingerbread house was built this year in Bryan.

-Katherine Haenschen



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