What Have They Done to Bookstores?
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Posted in One Million Watts on 7 December 2010
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I don’t need to tell you why bookstores are disappearing. Truthfully, the economics of it don’t interest me as much as where the introverts are supposed to go without them.

Home Repair For Jerks
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 19 November 2010
Stats: 4,628 views and 1 Comment

We are now proud to introduce a selection from a new do-it-yourself series that peddles to the irritating, malicious and purposely difficult among us. This one’s for you, jerks!

Fifty Things That Cause Me to Geek Out
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Posted in One Million Watts on 25 October 2010
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This is exactly what you think it is: A list of 50 things that tickle my geek reflex. The scary part is that I could probably make 50 more lists like this one.

The Vampire Problem
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Posted in One Million Watts on 19 October 2010
Stats: 3,964 views and 2 Comments

I began to feel a dragging in the book as Bella anguished over Edward. When was she actually going to realize that he was a vampire?

Things We Like: Great Record Stores, Blaze Orange and “Airport 1975″
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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.

A Dozen Reasons to Give Money to the Library
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Posted in Seattle on 23 September 2010
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Seattle Public Library is always in need of operating and procurement funds, but rarely more than now. Use of the libraries is way up, and capital is way, way down.

“Why He’s My Ex”: A Happy Book of Endings
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 8 September 2010
Stats: 12,116 views and 1 Comment

In “Why He’s My Ex,” women from six countries tell their true stories of past relationships — through intricate mini-set pieces.

Going to the Library with Ray Bradbury
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 30 August 2010
Stats: 5,341 views and 7 Comments

When Ray Bradbury’s wheelchair was pushed into the auditorium of the Los Angeles Public Library and situated next to me, I froze. I’m not fazed by rock stars, but authors are something else.

Excerpts from H.P. Lovecraft’s Yelp Page
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 27 August 2010
Stats: 8,674 views and 3 Comments

After awakening from a troubled sleep infected with visions of demonic abstractions pitched at odd angles against an impossible landscape of stark horror, my sweet tooth hit.

Deep in the Novelization of “E.T.” is an Edgier E.T.
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Posted in Things We Like on 3 August 2010
Stats: 84,468 views and 17 Comments

The novelization of “E.T.” sold more than one million copies and gave fans a glimpse of the story that almost was. Is the world ready for a darker “E.T.”?