Monthly Archives: December 2015

Eat Shit and Live

Tough time of year for the diet-conscious. People are more likely to go glutton than gluten-free, what with the parties and family reunions and frantic shopping that lends itself to grabbing snacks on the run. Consistently over the years, the … Continue reading

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Time To Quit Smoking

Police in San Diego have arrested a 400lb “bearded lady” after a man was stabbed in the neck. The 39-year-old man walked up to a group of people and asked them for a cigarette on Wednesday evening, local NBC news … Continue reading

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Sunny and Short

Here are the two of the only three things I like about winter: (1) fewer and slower mosquitoes, and (b) my hair grows more slowly. In other words, while there are still mosquitoes to swat and shaving to perform, dealing … Continue reading

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Dearly Offended

Okay, enough. I’m done wading through Facebook posts, one after another, wailing and ranting about the “war on Christmas” and blaming some mythological movement of PC armies for squeezing the bejeezus out of Jesus. It’s the ACLU suing cities to … Continue reading

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Over and Out

Once upon a time, FM Radio was important. People listened faithfully and formed personal attachments to the music played, the on-air personalities, and the daily routines to which those stations adhered. Rivalries sprung up between competitors, and listeners took sides. … Continue reading

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On this day in 1980, some armed mutant shot and killed John Lennon. Many words have flowed to describe that assassination’s enduring personal impact, but I always go back to this short piece from Ray Davies, writing 30 years later. … Continue reading

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Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo

Walk On the Wild Side was a song everybody knew and got a kick out of, ‘way ahead of its time as was its creator, Lou Reed. But I didn’t know until seeing the obituary in today’s New York Times … Continue reading

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