Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree!
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 24 December 2010
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People take great pride in their Christmas trees, whether they be real or artificial. Colored or white lights? Bows and ribbons, or strings of beads? The possibilities are endless.

I Wanna Get Me a Nudie Suit
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 8 December 2010
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Even though things like sewing and embroidering don’t seem all that flashy, the mundanities of Nudie Cohn’s life are far more exciting than the highest points of mine.

Life Lessons from a Motorcycle Safety Course
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 1 December 2010
Stats: 4,681 views and 1 Comment

A midlife crisis can be a good thing. What if it’s really a preemptive emotional turmoil meant to warn you of a dangerous stagnation in your mind, body, soul, marriage or career? A kind of idiot light blinking just before things start to seize up and you get, you know, old?

Things I Have Learned About Thanksgiving and Turkeys This Week on the Food Network
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 24 November 2010
Stats: 6,442 views and 3 Comments

If you watch the Food Network, you know that in the two weeks leading up to Thanksgiving they show Thanksgiving-themed programming around the clock.

Panda Radio, Back on the Air
Posted in Things We Like on 18 November 2010
Stats: 5,066 views and 2 Comments

It’s not a digital camera or an MP3 player, doesn’t even get FM radio — and yet, I love this cheap piece of electronic hardware more than anything.

“Rocky Horror” as Riot Control
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 2 November 2010
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I freely admit that I liked “Glee’s” watered-down version of this tranny-filled musical, even if it changed the lyric of “Touch-A, Touch-A, Touch Me” from “seat wetting” to “bad fretting.”

Understanding Fantasy Football: I Play with Electronic Dolls
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 20 October 2010
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“Fantasy Football is like Dungeons & Dragons for jocks,” hipsters say. Not true. Though I played football as a younger fellow, I am no more a “jock” than someone who likes role-playing games is a wizard or cleric.

Roadside Architecture and Mid-Century Design in “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas”
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 13 October 2010
Stats: 52,921 views and 8 Comments

The “Grand Theft Auto” series of video games is known for a lot of things, but sightseeing rarely makes the list. Until now!

Distant Trains and Matching Luggage
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 4 October 2010
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I said “Hi, your suitcase has my uncommon last name on it.” But I was actually thinking “Zzzzzzzzzzzz flibbert-snort garfnaggle brot flibbidy-hoo.”

Things We Like: Great Record Stores, Blaze Orange and “Airport 1975″
Posted in Things We Like on 25 September 2010
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What do deer hunting and airport ground crews have in common? Only the most obnoxious color in the spectrum.