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Cecil the Cursing Cat, 10/22/14

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Cecil the Cursing Cat, 10/20/14

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Recipe for Lean Times

Image: Wikimedia Commons  What is wolf stew? “It’s a hamburger dish we ate when money was tight. We had it about once a week when I was a kid, in the 1940s. Beef was a treat during the war. We had more pork, because we lived on a farm and we had pigs, but we didn’t […]

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Introducing 1905 Reporter

No Quorum on Rubber Costume  Preparations for All Hallow’s Eve are said to be seeing discord among persons who judge the anticipated course of some revel-ers to adopt the costume of a man in rubber sheeting from head to knee, anchored in ducking waders, as ill-considered. It is thought that this costume seeks to represent a man of […]

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An Open Letter to Derek Jeter

Thanks for being a pro athlete that might not kill my 10-year old son By Pete Miller, West Orange, NJ   Dear Derek, Emotions are exploding inside of me as your immortal run in Yankee pinstripes comes to an end. They’re making me realize exactly what you’ve meant to me for the better part of […]

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The Summer of Forgotten Kids

Every few years, media attention cycles back to parents accidentally leaving their children in hot cars to die. This pediatric version of Shark Week surfaces each summer in hot states like Arizona, Florida and Texas, but it’s clinging to the spotlight with a vengeance this year. The current go-around started in mid-June after a Georgia man let his […]

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70th Anniversary of D-Day: Interview in Normandy with Veteran Ernie Corvese

I’m badgering an 88-year-old man to remember a few minutes that happened 70 years ago. The memory is, arguably, of historical importance. And he’ll likely be gone relatively soon, to put it bluntly. It’s the reality that gives every word he says gravity. So maybe my questions carry the gentle authority of seeking details for posterity, […]

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A Kiss Worthy of Cinema History

I recently had the opportunity to see Hitchcock’s Lifeboat on the big screen again. The 1944 film follows nine people in a small boat in the north Atlantic after their Allied ship is torpedoed by a German submarine during World War II. The British and American survivors have all the diversity convenient to brew conflict and […]

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The Death of Quirky

“She wasn’t quirky. She was crazy.” This was my friend’s assessment of a woman I had met on OKCupid. She had ended our pleasant test drive after two months when I showed ambivalence about naked time, which sometimes happens when I realize I’m not in it for the long haul but still enjoy the dinner conversation. […]

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Do Not Say “Welcome to Middle Age”

Where’s the cancer? I don’t want cancer. Unless that’s going to be in the cards soon anyway. I want my body to stop irritating me with a series of annoyances that cause me to see some doctor, take pills, bitch and lose productive time. A variety of bizarre, premature shit has cropped up solely to […]

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