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The Perfect Couple

April 30, 2010
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This weekend I’m taking She Who Must Be Obeyed to New York for a dinner to celebrate a major birthday (her 39th, to be precise, at least that’s what I have been told to say under threat of a savage mauling with a Garden Weasel). I’ll report on the meal next week, but I thought […]

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I Was The Ice Cream Terrorist

January 29, 2010
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While filling out the personal background section of the MasterChef application, in which I answered truthfully that I had never been arrested or committed a felony, I realized that my answer was not quite accurate. I had, in fact, engaged in an activity in the past that today would result in a rendition hearing and […]

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What Are We Buying?

June 10, 2009

The day after I posted about the Union Square Farmer’s Market, I saw this infographic, courtesy of The Onion: I could have purchased any of those items — with the exception of the cheese popcorn — but I decided to pass. Besides, I’ve run out of display space for all of my genital-shaped gourds.

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The Unofficial Trader Joe’s Commercial

February 4, 2009

I never really thought about it, but Trader Joe’s doesn’t advertise. The closest they get is the occasional Fantastic Flyer they send in the mail if you joined their list. An enterprising fellow with a Palm Treo remedied this deficiency by creating a Trader Joe’s commercial from footage shot on his Palm Treo. It’s very […]

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Monkey Tuesday

February 3, 2009

I work at home, in an office on the top floor of my house. I listen to music non-stop while I work, but from January 3, 2006 to March 2, 2007, I listened to a radio talk show. Penn Jillette, of Penn and Teller, hosted Penn Radio every weekday afternoon during that year and a […]

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Zombie Dick Clark Wants Our Brains!

January 1, 2009

It’s hard not to stop at Dick Clark New Year’s Rockin’ Eve when channel surfing for the best countdown from Times Square. Ryan Seacrest now handles most of the intros and blather, but he still kicks back to Dick for color commentary. And that’s when it gets scary: Dick’s skin is drawn back on his […]

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