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Betcha can almost taste that dead bird...

Today in Backbeat Online:"Anthem" by Born in the Flood (pictured) climbs One Tree Hill. • The Flobots score a Music Choice nomination. • The release of Frank Zappa's Lumpy Money is delayed. • Thirteen things that took less time than Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy. Sneak preview: Number one is "Jesus Christ dying and returning from the grave."

Today in Cafe Society:Thanksgiving Dinner Fantasy Draft: What dishes would you pick?Critical picks on Thanksgiving Day. • Put the turkey in the basket, or else it gets the hose again...They're not thanking heaven for this 7-Eleven. • A Beer and Cheer taste of Celebration Ale.

Today in The Latest Word:The Jet Pack Man does it Jetsons style over the Royal Gorge. • Today's Denver Post headline provides red meat for the liberal-bias crowd. • Fort Lupton's punishment-by-Barry Manilow judge gets more national face time. • Kenny Be's latest idea for a GLBT holiday keepsake: Precious Homos. • Marilyn Musgrave's epic pout continues. And may it never end. -- Michael Roberts

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