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How will you spend the day after Thanksgiving?

Shoppers wait to check out at Target in North Little Rock during Black Friday shopping in 2010. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/JEFF MITCHELL

Shoppers wait to check out at Target in North Little Rock during Black Friday shopping in 2010. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/JEFF MITCHELL

How will you spend the day after Thanksgiving?

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Ed. note: Poll options have been changed to include the Arkansas vs. Missouri football game, which was left off when the poll originally published.  Read the rest

Worst fathers in pop culture

This weekend, Father’s Day reminds us all to appreciate and give back to our fathers. So, to see how awesome your dad really is, let’s look at how bad fathers can be. These guys do a great job of showing us what not to do. Some of them inspire vitriolic comments and some seem nice enough, until you think about it. (And if you’re in need of some warm fuzzies at the end of this post, vote on the best pop culture dads in this week’s Hub poll.)

1. Walter White/Heisenberg: Depending on the moniker, this guy could be evil or very evil. The mild-mannered chemistry genius becomes a gourmet meth cook and pushes through the ranks of the criminal underworld to pay for chemo and somehow bestow the rest to his family after succumbing to cancer. So, if you’re looking to make dad look like a real stand-up guy, hop on Netflix and binge on the delicious evil of Walter White in Breaking Bad. *Spoiler Alert* Here’s a video that shows Walter White’s descent.

Walter White

2. Frank Costanza: Anyone familiar with the name Costanza (Can’tstandya) knows that aside from producing the most annoying people on the planet, the family is second to none in family dysfunction. “The Feats of Strength” during Festivus are enough to make a son cringe. Add in his stopping short and you’d be screaming “serenity now,” if he was your father.

 For general laughs, watch this video. For further proof, start at 9 minutes.

Frank Costanza

3. Don Draper: This emotionally despondent alpha male has little time for his family. He’s an alcoholic, womanizing antihero who is carrying on a cycle of abuse handed down from his father. Don Draper’s parenting style will almost certainly make your father look like Mike Brady. Here’s a famous scene from Mad Men. Read the rest

Memorial Day weekend

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Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and everyone is gearing up for their long weekend. What are your plans?

How will you be spending your holiday weekend?

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Tell us your favorite movie mom

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Sunday is the day for celebrating mothers. And in the spirit of the Little Rock Film Festival, which opens the very next day, why don’t you tell us:

Who is your favorite movie mom?

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Tunes to mend a broken heart

Breakups are the worst — especially when the rest of the world is caught up in all the love, cheer and heart-shaped boxes of chocolates that come with Valentine’s Day. This week we put together an ultimate playlist for broken hearts. Check out the full list of tunes here.

What's your jam when battling a broken heart?

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