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“Local”

From The Beet, which appears to be a Montana-based version of The Onion: “A native of Harlowton was mistakenly identified as a non-local Monday night because he wasn’t wearing a 406 T-shirt.” Heh. Not a lot there yet, but I hope to see more.

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Jeremih in Billings

I had never heard of Jeremih until yesterday – but he and/or his touring crew apparently caused quite a ruckus at Fuddruckers down in Billings the other day.

Jerk move (and possibly criminal?), to be sure — but while doing some online digging about it, I was quickly disheartened – disgusted and sickened, actually – by some of the comments left on his Facebook page. Was Jeremih a jerk? Sure sounds like it.

But stuff like this is even worse:

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It’s beyond sad and infuriating and nauseating. Racism is one of the absolute lowest, most despicable forms of human expression. It doesn’t help to know that it’s caused by ignorance and feelings of inadequacy, inferiority, helplessness, and shame — that doesn’t make it tolerable or acceptable. It’s just sick.

Also note that TMZ, in all of its trashy and skeevy normalcy, even managed to take a cheap shot at Billings in its article: R&B star Jeremih and his entourage allegedly went nuclear at a Fuddruckers … possibly because there was nothing better to do in Billings, Montana.

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BORT

Oh, how I love Montana license plates! The county designations, the designs, the personalization.

But don’t you even THINK about re-arranging the numerical order. Butte will forever be #1, and Great Falls (Cascade County) will ALWAYS be #2 — damn the current demographics!

Sorry, Lincoln County, you’re stuck at #56 — and Gallatin County, you know I love you, but you will never be anything but #6.

And I was pleasantly surprised to see a Montana plate pop up in a Slate article this week about the popularity of “BORT”license plates — even here in Montana!

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ELMO’S Highwood Bar

The Highwood Bar (previously) has a new owner, a new name, and even a new menu! The sale just happened a few days ago — Dave and his wife (both retired Air Force) bought it, and are doing some mild renovation and updating.

And best of all — in addition to the regular and legendary Friday Steak Night, they are now serving a few other items ALL THE TIME!

So on Sunday, my wife and I took the gorgeous, relaxing 30-minute drive out to Highwood and for the first time ever, ate something OTHER than steak at what is now called Elmo’s Highwood Bar. Dave said that Elmo was the name of the original owner decades ago, and he thought it would be neat to add that to the name.

Krista enjoyed a delicious tri-tip sandwich (which I sampled – mmmmm), and I had a bacon-double-cheeseburger. Folks, trust me: it was the best damn burger I’ve had in several years — juicy, flavorful, just the right size (heh), and the bacon was amazing. Think it was the best burger I’ve had since our last visit to Square Butte.

And Krista said the hot slaw was – as always – beyond delicious.

Dave talked a bit about some of the changes he’s making, and getting the bar involved in some community events, and it sounds pretty awesome. Can’t wait to head back.

SO: like ‘em on Facebook, call ahead for a Friday night steak dinner, and definitely stop by for a burger on your next day-trip!

BEHOLD: the bacon-double-cheeseburger!
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Spiffy new sign:
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Nothing fancy – just simple and what you need:

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Legendary Friday Steak Night!
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A pic from a few years ago:
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Gilt Edge

Two things: first, until today, I had never heard of Gilt Edge — apparently it is now a ghost town, east/NE of Lewistown, but once held promise as a gold town. Any of you ever visited?

Second — holy shit, Angelfire is still around?

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“Be Happy & Buy Polish”

Did you know that there’s a blogger in (or near) Billings who focuses on nail polish? It’s true.

Seriously – if you have a passion for something, you can blog about it.

A pretty simple statement of purpose: “Nail polish and other beauty products make me happy, buying them does too. If you’re here with me, I hope nail polish makes you happy too.”

Well, I don’t wear nail polish, but seeing interesting designs is pretty cool :-)

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