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2008-07-08 12:00:42

By Amy Carlson Gustafson, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 8--Forget brain rot. You can actually learn stuff while watching TV -- and we're not just talking about PBS or the Discovery Channel, either. In Jeff Alexander's new book, "A TV Guide to Life: How I Learned Everything I Needed to Know From Watching Television," the 38-year-old, who lives in Minneapolis with his wife and young son, reveals countless lessons learned watching TV. The book's 14 chapters include Saved by the Bell:...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'