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A Very Jazzy Journal (Chris Rawle, The Beehive)

An examination of the 2017-2018 Utah Jazz season that dives deep and sinks to the darkest part of the ocean. “The game began and once again, Donovan Mitchell stole the show. I swear he’s fearless, the dude could show up at Swig, survey the lineup of 1,000 drinks and 10,000 mix-ins, and order a 52-piece dirty soda that would perfectly toe the line between pleasure and pain.”

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Crown Burger And The Case For Kitsch (Meg Walter, The Beehive)

The Crown Burger on Highland Drive in Salt Lake City is the best Crown Burger in the state. “What makes the Highland Drive Crown Burger so special is its commitment to decor, the theme of which can best be described as King Arthur-era Revelry. Think the buffoons in the Sword In The Stone Castle or Monty Python and The Holy Grail in its entirety, mixed with the French Revolution and a dash of Parthenon.”

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The Gospel of Garth Brooks (Clint Betts, The Beehive)

The Garth Brooks sermon you didn't know you needed. “While there is nothing greater than a spiritual awakening, they do not happen to those unwilling to open their hearts and grant Garth Brooks everlasting access to their soul. So, dear reader, today I ask you to follow me, your most spiritual and trusted friend, on a journey, a holy pilgrimage, toward “Fresh Horses” sanctification.”

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Behind the scenes from 20 years ago as Karl Malone wrestled Dennis Rodman and Hulk Hogan in the ‘Bash at the Beach’ (Christopher Kamrani, Salt Lake Tribune)

Karl Malone spent the 1998 offseason in purple leather pants wrestling The Worm.

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‘Puppy Pistol?’ Utah Gun Rights Activist Says She Was Duped By Sacha Baron Cohen (Amy Joi O’Donoghue, Deseret News)

Janalee Tobias, a Utah-based gun rights activist, appeared on Showtime’s “Who Is America?” and fed crayon-shaped bullets into a puppy pistol — a .22-caliber pistol hidden inside a stuffed puppy. She sang children’s songs — “If you’re happy and you know it shoot your gun, bang bang” — on behalf of a fake program called Kinderguardians, seeking to arm 4-16-year-olds with weapons. She claims she was deceived.

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The Beehive Podcast (Meg Walter, Chris Rawle, Clint Betts)

A discussion of puppy pistols.

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Hive Mind Podcast (Meg Walter, Eli McCann, Nick Morley)

In episode 5, Eli, Nick, and Meg discuss Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom and cover (the best they can) everything that went wrong in this abomination of a film.

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2 Strike Bunt Podcast (Chris Rawle, Clint Betts)

An extremely likable Jazz squad adds an extremely unlikable Grayson Allen.

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