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Bougainvilleas: Plant Or Pest?
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By Grady Miller on Apr 5, 2009 - 9:18:00 AM
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VARIOUS—After a neighbor informed me that the bougainvillea in my yard had overgrown a bit, I figured that I could simply trim the fragile plant. It is fragile, all right, fragile as strychnine.
 

  Diary Of A Downsize
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By Grady Miller on Mar 22, 2009 - 7:43:54 AM

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VARIOUS—In these times of economic crisis wherein conspicuous consumption has done an about-face and spawned a zany new fad: conspicuous penny-pinching.



MICHAEL ST. JOHN'S CONFIDENTIAL FILE
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By MICHAEL ST. JOHN on Mar 23, 2008 - 7:31:19 PM
 
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VARIOUS—Cuba Gooding JR believes the only way he was able to survive from ashes was his deep belief in himself and what he might contribute to the creative arts world. "I knew in my bones that I would never end up at the bottom."

  Showdown
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By Grady Miller on Feb 3, 2008 - 10:44:01 AM

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LOS ANGELES—I never have had a problem finding parking in Los Angeles.  I'm generally quite reserved, so wherever I go in the city I see all those parking spaces marked "Reserved," I just pull right in.



Miracle on Cahuenga
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By Grady Miller on Jan 20, 2008 - 10:32:06 AM

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VARIOUS—Christmas was over, the gifts unwrapped, needle-shedding trees relegated to the curb, I'd already knocked out this week's column, and the best surprise was yet to come. 



  Dear All
Miller Time
By Grady Miller on Jan 6, 2008 - 1:39:44 PM

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CALIFORNIA—California has halted death by lethal injection for being inhumane, but there are many alternate forms of inhumane treatment still available.

 



A Tale of Two Refrigerators
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By Grady Miller on Dec 23, 2007 - 4:37:07 PM

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HOLLYWOOD—Livin' Large is a mandate in our consumer-frenzied, sybaritic culture, meanwhile the reduced square footage of my new pad has necessitated livin' small.  



  The Grady Diet
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By Grady Miller on Dec 9, 2007 - 9:15:23 AM

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HOLLYWOOD—Have you ever wondered, what would happen if an actor plumped up for a role and then later couldn't shed those wanted (for theatrical purposes) pounds?

 



The Grady Diet
Miller Time
By Grady Miller on Nov 25, 2007 - 10:21:48 PM

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VARIOUS—Do people reluctantly ask if you lost weight on purpose, or was it disease?  If you answered yes, then you may want to consider going on the original Grady Diet.

 



  Fishy
Miller Time
By Grady Miller on Nov 11, 2007 - 8:31:03 AM

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VARIOUS—I owe Lindsay Lohan big time. She inspired me to dismiss the dent on the fender of the rented PT Cruiser in a single word: "Paparrazi!"   Ain't life fun in the fishbowl!



For the Record: Oops!
Miller Time
By Grady Miller on Oct 14, 2007 - 11:22:50 AM

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VARIOUS— A rag of
Gotham once vowed only news that's fit to print.  Now, it's any that fits. If toes get stepped on or facts mangled, there's plenty space for apologies.



  Near Miss
Miller Time
By Grady Miller on Sep 30, 2007 - 2:13:42 PM

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VARIOUS— Many a sojourner to West Hollywood reaches the point of they have "had enough."  Yet no sooner do they obey the stirring to head back east, than they will recognize a few precious things left behind that they could never have enough of.



Board to Death
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By Grady Miller on Sep 16, 2007 - 7:53:58 AM

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VARIOUS— It’s been said that people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. But those following the new
boarded-up windows trend can throw as many as they like.

 



  The Great Fundaminsky
Miller Time
By Grady Miller on Sep 2, 2007 - 7:01:52 PM

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VARIOUS— In
West Hollywood luminaries live anonymously among us, and until their obituary appears does one realize that. So who resides next to you?



The $10,000 Pooch (Part 4 of a 3 part series)
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By Grady Miller on Aug 19, 2007 - 1:56:32 PM

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VARIOUS— In the final chapter of "The $10,000 Pooch," the hopes of cashing in on a reward are exquisitely poised against fears of being exposed as purveyors of a phony hound.



  The $10,000 Pooch (Part 3 of 4)
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By Grady Miller on Aug 1, 2007 - 5:10:26 PM

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VARIOUS— College drop-outs, Norman and Valeria dyed for their financial-aid sins and changed the color of their shih tzu to collect a fabulous reward for a long-lost dog.

 



The $10,000 Pooch (Part 2 of 4)
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By Grady Miller on Jul 22, 2007 - 1:57:00 PM

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VARIOUS—Two college drop-outs were being strong-armed by Mr. Big to pay back student loans or else.  After they see a reward poster for an adored and long-missing dog, they have an epiphany.

 



  The $10,000 Pooch
Miller Time
By Grady Miller on Jul 8, 2007 - 2:57:00 PM

 
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VARIOUS— Seduced by the financial counselor’s easy drone and the hypnotic pastime of autographing reams of loan documents, nobody ever warned Norman or Valeria about contending with Mr. Big. 

 

 



Future Schlock: The Grady Notebooks
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By Grady Miller on Jun 24, 2007 - 2:00:00 PM

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VARIOUS— Are you unhappy where you are, down-hearted, and apprehensive?  There's always an antidote: look to the future and imagine what marvels lie in store.



  Tooth and Nail
Miller Time
By Grady Miller on Jun 2, 2007 - 8:42:00 AM

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VARIOUS— There's no dabbling with meditation.  Once you start, there's no turning back. You can't easily escape meditation-- it's like the Mafia.
  You don't mess with it!

 

 



Is Spanking Necessary?
Miller Time
By Grady Miller on Apr 29, 2007 - 1:47:00 AM

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VARIOUS— There's a benefit to being two-faced.  If you ever lose face, you've always got an extra to spare. Other enterprises, like gambling, could establish hotlines to dissuade people from buying.

 

 

 



  Gimme My Fix
Miller Time
By Grady Miller on Apr 1, 2007 - 11:50:00 PM

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VARIOUS— We were so poor in my family when we were growing up.  The only traveling we did were guilt trips.  The fond memory of those trips was rekindled during a recent visit to church.

 

 



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