Don Aslett, who has written 37 books on cleanliness and founded a janitorial business with branches in most states and Canada, now has a six-story shrine dedicated to his craft — the Museum of Clean — that recently opened to the public in southeastern Idaho.
BEYONCE'S SURPRISE DATE: Beyonce made a big announcement that practically upstaged the MTV Video Music Awards _ and she did it without saying a word.
"Stanley Kubrick was one of the reigning cinematic geniuses of the 20th century, but the defining behavioral trait of the last 30 years of his life was an increasing tendency to lead a hermetic, hidden-away life," writes Jeffrey Wells at Hollywood Elsewhere.
The sparklers, snakes, rockets and Roman candles will make a grand display at barbecues, fish fries and picnics this week, but between the second hot dog and the third brewski we ought to think about what the Fourth of July actually means. New Year's Day offers a time for personal appraisals of what we like about ourselves and what we'd like to change, and Independence Day offers that same pause for reflection — for the nation and for each of us.