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‘The Lone Ranger’ plays second fiddle to offbeat Tonto
www.reviewjournal.com

Just like Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow, his Tonto is an offbeat nomad. They both wear eyeliner, bandanas and braids and beads in their hair. Sparrow clings to a seemingly useless compass; Tonto clings to a seemingly useless pocket watch. If somebody at …

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Ft. Worth crews accidentally demolish wrong house

The city of Fort Worth is investigating how demolition crews knocked down the wrong house. Only a clean slab was left where David Underwood’s home once stood near Lake Worth. The property had been in his family for decades, but was accidentally demolished by Ft. Worth city crews on Friday.

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Offbeat in Indonesia
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Offbeat in Indonesia. By Joanne Lee-Young. Valentina Audrito grew up lounging on the red-lips sofa made famous by her father, Franco Audrito, and his celebrated Italian design team. So when she moved from Italy to Indonesia to pursue her own design …

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Movie review: Offbeat yellow underlings steal show in Despicable Me 2
www.vancouversun.com

Despicable Me 2. Starring: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig. Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud. Running time: 98 minutes. Parental guidance: G, comic violence. Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5. The Despicable Me franchise, if you can call it that, started …

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Chestnut downs 69 hot dogs to win 7th-straight contest
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, center, watches and Joey Chestnut, left, and Sonya Thomas face off while eating a hot dog after the official weigh-in for the Nathan’s Fourth of July hot dog eating contes in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) …

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New band: London duo Hook and the Twin play ‘offbeat pop music’
www.tntmagazine.com

The Critics say “Offbeat pop music with an intelligent yet quirky edge” Robin Murray, Clash Musicthe plug Never Ever Ever is out July 8 through Dancing Coin. They play album launch show at Catch, July 8. £3. 22 Kingsland Road, E2 8DA Station …

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Consider these offbeat retirement destinations
www.poughkeepsiejournal.com

Picking a place to retire is a pretty big deal. Any good financial planner will advise you to start thinking about where you want to live well before you enter those retirement years. If you don’t plan to retire in the home you’ve lived in for years …

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Beagle-boxer-basset wins World’s Ugliest Dog
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Isaboo, a 7-year-old Chinese Crested, basks in the sun after competing in the 25th annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 21, 2013, in Petaluma, Calif. Isaboo won third place in the mutt category. (AP Photo/Noah …

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For sale: $53 million LA estate with 5 underground levels
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A 50,000-square-foot mansion dubbed Hacienda de la Paz is for sale in Rolling Hills, a gated horse-ranch community on the scenic Palos Verdes Peninsula south of Los Angeles. The $53 million home took 17 years to complete and features five underground …

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Sweetgreen’s off-beat office culture
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Like many young start-ups in the area, Sweetgreen prides itself on its off-beat office culture. The company’s 410 employees take part in regular outings, including quarterly concerts at the Merriweather Post Pavilion and trips to local farms. Earlier …

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