Article Archive for June 2010

Five Things Men Discuss Openly When Women Aren’t Around
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 18 June 2010
Stats: 24,519 views and 7 Comments

Do you dare to enter the world of men talking about masculine things in deep voices? If so, you better give up the password. Hint: it’s sports-related.

Stardust Memories of Waffle House
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 17 June 2010
Stats: 5,112 views and 4 Comments

Hatched in Georgia in 1955, the 24/7 restaurant chain blankets the South. Its sunny yellow Scrabble-tile signs standing proudly at every other exit from Savannah to Gulfport — and beyond.

How to Read “Ulysses”
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 16 June 2010
Stats: 6,279 views and No Comments

“Ulysses” follows the wanderings of one Leopold Bloom as he navigates Dublin on June 16, 1904, thus giving intellectuals their own version of St. Patrick’s Day.

The Glamorous Life, on the Road
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 15 June 2010
Stats: 3,469 views and 2 Comments

In another town, in another anonymous hotel room. It doesn’t matter where because they’re all the same anyway: floral bedspreads with who knows what kind of history embedded in them.

My Facebook Diet
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Posted in One Million Watts on 14 June 2010
Stats: 5,240 views and 3 Comments

This isn’t a Facebook revolt. It’s a diet. I’m only cutting back, because I’m concerned about what the now-ubiquitous social media portal might be doing to my brain.

Things We Like: “Strange Brew,” Words on “Zaireeka” and “The Tarantino Mixtape”
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Posted in Things We Like on 12 June 2010
Stats: 4,445 views and 1 Comment

A book goes inside one (or is it four?) of the strangest albums ever released by a major label, Quentin Tarantino gets the mash-up treatment, and two hosers go looking for beer.

The Good Side of the Oil Spill
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 11 June 2010
Stats: 3,046 views and No Comments

Last week, a journalist claiming to work for CNN emailed me in hopes I could provide “the good side of the BP oil spill.” I sent him some of my ideas.

Road Trip!
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 10 June 2010
Stats: 20,105 views and 3 Comments

On a good road trip, we’d remember to bring the directions to someone-or-other’s aunt’s lake cabin and we’d head in that general direction. The best trips would happen when we actually found it.

Art is Boring
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Posted in One Million Watts on 9 June 2010
Stats: 5,062 views and 2 Comments

The word “art” has been devalued. We live in a world where every middle-aged lady making chunky coral-jewelry calls herself an artist.

Falling Back in Love with “Tron”
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Posted in One Million Watts on 8 June 2010
Stats: 3,911 views and 3 Comments

“Tron” mania is overclocking the world’s geeks into a frenzy. There’s even a popular hoodie based on it. Not bad for a Disney movie that couldn’t even get arrested in 1982.