Waynedale Opinion Articles

Our local writers give you insight of their original opinions on the latest Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana news and entertainment topics. Movie, restaurant, show and event reviews are in this section.

Years ago, Turner Classic Movies ran a bunch of old monster movies. The Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Thing, and so on. I recorded them on a VHS tape that ran out half way through King Kong (It wasn't even the Peter Jackson version!). That tape is still stashed with other bootlegged TCM movies in a box under my childhood bed, just in case I ever own a VCR again. I grew up watching old sci-fi and monster movies like these with my dad. To me, the best part was always the monster. Even when...

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DAIRY-QUEEN

These past few days have really started to show us signs that summer may actually be here! What better way to celebrate the beginning of the summer season than with a cool treat from Dairy Queen (DQ) on Lower Huntington Road here in Waynedale? Although this establishment is part of a franchise, it is locally owned and operated and that's exactly what it feels like. The staff of DQ is friendly and more than willing to go the extra mile to make sure that each and every customer walks away...

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You don't have to be a fisherman to know when something smells fishy.

The Tub
In the Cialis ads, a man and woman are sitting in separate bath tubs. It seems to me that if that stuff really works, they'd be in the same tub.

Even Me
I'm not knocking Shelly or Keats,
But understanding their poetry, can be quite a feat.
Mine are as simple as they can be,
So everyone can understand them...even me!

The Cut
When Skip, my soon to be world famous barber, finished cutting his dad's hair, he asked, "How do...

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Retirement can be an exciting, active time of your life. But if you're going to get the full benefits from your retirement years — which could last two, or even three, decades — you'll need to have a vision for what you want to do. And to transform this vision into reality, you'll need to take a "holistic" approach — one that involves a financial strategy, clear communications with family members and an awareness of the challenges that may stand in your way.

To articulate and achieve your...

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Like clockwork, you can count on superhero movies hitting the theaters in May. Newly released is The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a movie that offers some emotional moments and cool visual effects even as the plot tends to meander towards the climax.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 largely focuses on the relationship between Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) after the death of her father in the first movie. Peter feels guilty about Captain Stacy's death and about his failure to...

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I thought about being Jewish, but they passovered me.

Caring
The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards, they simply are the ones who care the most.
Charles Schultz
Creator of the Peanuts cartoon

The Ass
My friend, Fritz, made a not so funny comment.
When I looked at him, he said, "I was just being a wise ass."
"You might be an ass," I replied, "but you're not that wise."

Juan's Brother
On Saturday mornings I meet my...

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