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Consign my innermost thoughts to the flames

So we just moved back in April to our new (and forever) home. Things are going very well, thanks for asking. Anyway, I’m finally getting around to unpacking some odds and ends. And odd ends. And the ends of oddness. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on this random collection of 1978 Topps baseball cards I bought at Goodwill for $2

Larry Milbourne (Mariners, SS-2B). I have no connection to or memory of Mr. Milbourne, but, as the guy on the front of the taped-together plastic sleeve these cards were packed in, curved toward their backs like Pringles, it seems only … Continue reading

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Claim my junk… for the greater good. (And so I don’t have to pack it.)

Spurred on by a number of things, I’ve come up with a plan to give you some of my stuff. —Our apartment is ridiculously small and getting smaller with every trip to Goodwill or a yard sale I take. —We … Continue reading

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After Stephen Colbert opens up his secret bar on The Late Show, Jennifer Lawrence calls Harvey Weinstein an “ass-boil”

Just because I’m about to delete it from the AV Club CMS “drafts” folder, here’s a largely irrelevant story item I wrote about a memorably fun late-night TV interview. Memo to all you kids out there: If the site you … Continue reading

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The last smart stuff I can think of in the last 45 minutes of 2017

Do it. —This has been a shit year in the country at large, and more on that later. But, for me, it’s been, in wholly unexpected ways, a bewilderingly good one. I’m not doing cartwheels, I’m not wealthy, or free … Continue reading

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John Oliver explains the flaws in forensic evidence with the help of Josh Charles’ Crime Scene Idiot

Note: Wrote this for the AV Club but it ended up not getting used for… reasons. It’s an infuriating segment and a funny skit with a lot of people I like. On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver and the rest … Continue reading

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My “fight Trump and everything he stands for” September page-a-day calendar

  Friday, September 1 —Trump is, naturally, attempting to pack every court in the land with the whitest, most racist extremists in all the land. Let’s not have that shit. —And again. —One more time. —Seriously, and the Republican Party … Continue reading

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My “fight Trump and everything he stands for” August page-a-day calendar

  Another month. Still here. The worst people in the country run it. The rest of us do what we do. I can’t do much, not on my own. You’ll see, as ever, a lot of petitions, a lot of … Continue reading

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My “fight Trump and everything he stands for” July 2017 page-a-day calendar

Onto month seven and Donald Trump is worse than even I thought. Or, at least—giving him the most drastic benefit of the doubt—he’s done every terrible thing his pre-election apologists claimed he wouldn’t do. Clichés are clichés and all, but, … Continue reading

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My “fight Trump and everything he stands for” June 2017 page-a-day calendar

It’s hard to keep track. All the duplicity, hypocrisy, buffoonery, naked corruption, and downright evil spewing from the Donald Trump White House (TM) floods daily life. I’d say that that’s their grand scheme, except it’s pretty clear that these people … Continue reading

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