Monthly Archives: December 2010

Words Have Meanings, Part 1,972,437

What do to about violence? Violence against women, against children, against men is everywhere—every culture, every income level, and every neighborhood, not to mention most television shows that aspire to the category of drama instead of comedy, but sometimes even … Continue reading

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Boobs with Blogs

Obviously, bloggers try their best to lure you with catchy headlines, and Ed Schipul sure wrote a super-sticky one. I was as helpless as a dead fish caught in a flushing toilet when I saw the headline More breasts and … Continue reading

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Taking the Jesus H. Christ out of Christmas

Well, we did it. After last year’s four-hour ordeal involving gnashing of teeth, dulling of saw blades, and downing of beer in a far-from-medicinal manner during the course of getting the damn tree put up, we went for a new … Continue reading

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30 Years Ago Today

When John Lennon died, I was in 4th grade. My teacher played a 45 every day when we did exercises during our snack break—Be True To Your School by the Beach Boys or With a Little Luck by Wings—but I … Continue reading

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Crisp Cables

Wikileaks. I’m still crunching through, digesting, reflecting, and deciding, so am not ready to make any major pronouncements. (I know—the world waits with bated breath.) This news jumps out at me, though: India’s diplomatic leadership finds the cables to be … Continue reading

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