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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.

Halloween Thoughts on Scooby-Doo
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 22 October 2010
Stats: 6,185 views and 3 Comments

I thought to myself, why is it less scary that a man in a costume is chasing them around with an axe than if it were a mummy or a floating revolutionary war soldier?

Come On Home, Chuck Barris
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 21 October 2010
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If you watch “The Apprentice” or “The Biggest Loser” or any of those other reality-based “game shows,” you may owe the host of “The Gong Show” a belated apology.

Awesome Halloween Facts!
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 15 October 2010
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Halloween is a mix of traditions including the Catholic All Saints Day, the Celtic Samhain Day and the ancient French holiday Secretary’s Day.

The Night I Joined the Rolling Stones (Sales Team)
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 14 October 2010
Stats: 4,654 views and 6 Comments

We were told to suggest-sell the living hell out of the Rolling Stones’ new album. Inspired, I went to the magazine rack with a pair of scissors

Hipster Affectations: The Next Wave
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 12 October 2010
Stats: 27,458 views and 4 Comments

Forget pocket puppies and designer kittens. Some hipsters are already filling their houses with canaries trained to sing Decemberists tunes.

Memoirs of a Bay Area Bad Kid
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 7 October 2010
Stats: 5,504 views and No Comments

My hometown doesn’t want me back. Perhaps that’s just as well, because it’s hardly the same place I terrorized as a teenager.

You Are Listening to Los Angeles: On Defunct Radio
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 5 October 2010
Stats: 4,583 views and 2 Comments

Funny, isn’t it? That I could outlive something like free-form FM radio?

Stupid Dreams I Have Had About Celebrities
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 27 September 2010
Stats: 4,026 views and 1 Comment

Cloris Leachman appeared in my dreams last night. I’m always happy to see her, and heaven knows she deserves as many roles as she can get.

Jack Skellington, Go Home
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Posted in One Million Watts on 22 September 2010
Stats: 5,966 views and 8 Comments

“The Nightmare Before Christmas,” the stop-motion animated movie, is wonderful. “Haunted Mansion Holiday,” the Disneyland semi-attraction based on the movie, is the precise opposite.