Article Archive for September 2009

Excerpts from the Dream Diary of William Shatner
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 18 September 2009
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When I opened my car door there was an explosion of ferrets. They just kept running and squirming their way out of the driver’s door like a fur avalanche.

Get an (original) “Clue”
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Posted in Things We Like on 17 September 2009
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A staple of nearly every games closet I’ve ever encountered, “Clue” is a dirt-simple game that nonetheless evokes the specter of advanced deduction; in this way, it resembles “CSI,” which is also suitable for ages 9 and up.

Riding Dirty in Kyoto
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 16 September 2009
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It was springtime in the ancient Imperial City of Kyoto, Japan. I went for a bike ride in hope of viewing the cherry blossoms, but no sooner had I gotten a few blocks from my apartment did a police officer command me to stop.

Outside the XFL
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Posted in One Million Watts on 15 September 2009
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In 2001, World Wrestling Entertainment honcho Vince McMahon teamed up with the NBC television network to create a major league football property that played by a rule set that could kindly be called elastic. If I hadn’t have seen it, I might never have believed it existed.

Leaving Spamalot: Taking a Joke Too Far
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 14 September 2009
Stats: 9,548 views and 6 Comments

I’ve never eaten a single bite of Spam in my life, yet I probably have more goofy stories surrounding the iconic slab of preserved, pork product than most people living outside of Hawaii or Guam.

Mr. Bowl in Tinyland – Strong Men Also Cry
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 13 September 2009
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Can’t see cartoon? Click here. Click here to see Mr. Bowl’s further adventures.

Japanese Party Politics
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 12 September 2009
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As an American working in Japan, I learned a lot about drinking sake. Nomikai, or “drinking parties,” were a regular occurrence after hours, when the company I worked for would take over a restaurant and quaff endless quantities of sake, beer and shochu cocktails.

Wolf Man on Leadership: Executive Strategies for a Doggone Difficult World
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 11 September 2009
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With his keen sense of business (as well as smell!) and a tough style, Wolf Man’s business advice is sought out by companies of all stripes.

Life Lessons with Marc
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Posted in One Million Watts on 10 September 2009
Stats: 3,858 views and 3 Comments

Thoughts regarding pregnant ponies, detaching one’s head, suggestive calendars and the many reasons why Sheryl Crow is a filthy, filthy liar.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Self-Titled Record Albums
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 9 September 2009
Stats: 264,937 views and 11 Comments

Certain conventions have emerged in the realm of album titles. Today, we’ll explore possible scenarios of self-titling your album, with hopes that future bands might avoid pitfalls such as Santana Syndrome or Weezeritus.