Article Archive for June 2010
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 18 June 2010
Stats: 23,898 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.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 17 June 2010
Stats: 4,863 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.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 16 June 2010
Stats: 6,021 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.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 15 June 2010
Stats: 3,284 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.
Posted in One Million Watts on 14 June 2010
Stats: 4,953 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.
Posted in Things We Like on 12 June 2010
Stats: 4,161 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.
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 11 June 2010
Stats: 2,897 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.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 10 June 2010
Stats: 19,805 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.
Posted in One Million Watts on 9 June 2010
Stats: 4,718 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.
Posted in One Million Watts on 8 June 2010
Stats: 3,642 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.