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Mike Argento's column is updated every Monday, Friday, and Sunday. Send comments to him at mike@ydr.com and follow him on Twitter @FnMikeArgento.

 
 
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    Mike Argento: Best. Movie. Promotion. Ever: 'The Interview'

    12/18/2014 04:21 PM EST
    William Castle would be proud. Castle was among the kings of the low-budget B-movie horror flick. His movies didn't get Academy Award nominations. 
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    Mike Argento: All dogs go to heaven? Nah. (column)
    12/18/2014 12:40 PM EST - Editor's note: As is the case when dogs are in the news, Mike asks his neurotic greyhound Lester to take over for the day. Full Story

    Mike Argento: It wasn't Ebola, but it was just as scary
    12/16/2014 12:14 PM EST - Steve Straw was a teenager when he figured out what he wanted to do with his life. "The aviation 'bug' bit me as a teenager during a flight in a '48 Taylorcraft taildragger, piloted by my older brother," he told "Flight International," a monthly aviation magazine. Full Story

    Mike Argento: The Islamic threat in Montana? Really? (column)
    12/12/2014 02:15 PM EST - Last week's release of a massive report about how the CIA tortured prisoners in the ongoing effort to provide Kieffer Sutherland with new and interesting ways to extract information from bad guys on the TV show "24" didn't really contain any huge surprises. Full Story

    Mike Argento: Eat like Hitler, or maybe not (column)
    12/11/2014 01:22 PM EST - As the holiday entertaining season approaches, you're probably on the lookout for new, interesting dishes to serve your guests that would prompt them to run, screaming, from your home so you can be left to watch the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in peace. Full Story

    Mike Argento: The 'Eaten Alive' snake tells his side of the story
    12/09/2014 10:48 AM EST - NEWS ITEM: Viewers were upset when the Discovery Channel's "Eaten Alive" failed to deliver conservationist Paul Rosolie being eaten alive by a giant anaconda. Full Story

    Mike Argento: Chris Rock is a genius. Charles Barkley, not so much
    12/05/2014 02:24 PM EST - If you're thinking about checking in on the national conversation we're supposed to be having on race at this point in time, it's probably a bad idea. Full Story

    Mike Argento: Former heroin addict: 'I'll pay for it the rest of my life.'
    12/05/2014 09:17 AM EST - He lost his home. He lost his girlfriend. He lost his job. He was living in a recovery house at the time. Heroin cost him a lot. Full Story

    Mike Argento: Gifts for the person who has way too much (column)
    12/02/2014 10:15 PM EST - It has been said that the rich are different than you and me, and other than the obvious — they have a lot more money — the distinctions can be subtle. Full Story

    Mike Argento: National conversation on race always ends the same way (column)
    11/28/2014 02:09 PM EST - We've heard it with stunning regularity. We heard it after Trayvon Martin was shot down for being in the wrong neighborhood in possession of iced tea and Skittles. Full Story

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    Fort Worth firefighters use oxygen to save cat

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — North Texas firefighters have used oxygen on a cat that was rescued from a burning house after the residents escaped on their own. Full Story
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    China indicts Jackie Chan's son on drug charge

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese prosecutors on Monday indicted the son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, more than four months after he was detained. Full Story