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Checkered Flag Celebrates Opening Day



The grass is getting green, the flowers are blooming, the warm breeze is blowing, and IT IS BASEBALL'S OPENING DAY!  Spring is here and it is time to get the grill a' going.  Time to celebrate a new beginning.  We all get to like our teams again.  The past year's disappointing games and plays are behind us and just like…
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New Wes Anderson film features vintage BMW



Now, the words "Prada," "Wes Anderson," and "vintage Italian racing" aren't often heard together.  But, today we are in luck.  Check out the new film below.
 


Apparently, the Prada brand is looking to reach out into artistic realms other than fashion.  They've teamed up with Wes Anderson and produced this short, but sweet, film about an American racecar driver who…
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Animator Dad brings son's imagination to life



When you?re little, just about any job your dad does seems pretty awesome.  But, in reality, most dads don?t do anything nearly as cool as Daniel Hashimoto.  This DreamWorks animator has made a career of building famously creative films, including How to Train your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda 2.  And at home, he brings his three-year-old son, James? imagination to life. 

Here is a sampler of some of his series of mini-films starring James, the Action Movie Kid!

You can catch his full list of Action Movie Kid films on YouTube.

Source: [youtube.com]

For more spectacular…
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Happy Birthday VW Golf



VW celebrated an important birthday on Saturday March 29th; it was the Golf's 40th birthday!  What a great milestone and they couldn't look better. With a bit of an upgrade every few years, they look better than the day they rolled off the first line.

VW celebrates 40 years of playing Golf

By Brandon Turkus

On March 29, 1974…
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Bill Murray Stunt Creates Stir

Actors are often good for a snicker here and there, but none more than Mr. Bill Murray.  During a recent Charity Golf Tournament he nearly shut down the internet all together.  He showed up wearing some colorful pants that many believe either makes him a brilliant or certifiable man.



Here's Bill Murray Wearing Awesome PBR-Print Pants at His Charity Golf Tournament…
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Downtown tunnel will remain open this Friday and Saturday night




Heads up, Checkered Flag fans!  We?ve got an important traffic update from our friends at The Virginian-Pilot that could affect your weekend plans.  And, this time, it?s good news!

NORFOLK

Work on the Interstate 264 Downtown Tunnel scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights has been canceled because of material delays and weather, according to Elizabeth River Crossings.

The full overnight closures will resume Friday, April 4, and Saturday, April 5, from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., according to a news release. Overnight closures are also scheduled on April 11th and 12th.

Work on the westbound side…
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