Monthly Archives: November 2011

Bands I Was Embarrassed To Like Even At The Time

I know people generally become embarrassed later in life by the bands they liked earlier on, but there were a few bands I used to listen to that I was embarrassed at the time I was listening.  I knew they … Continue reading

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I’m Sorry, But Drew Carey Seems To Be A Lousy Replacement Host

I’m sorry, I dig Drew Carey’s comedy, but I don’t think very much of him as a replacement host.  I’m thinking of The Price is Right and Whose Line Is It Anyway? in particular here (though I realize his version … Continue reading

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My Proposal For Improving The Nebraska Highway System

I have made the drive through Nebraska more times than I am able to count.  Though with my counting skills that is not entirely impressive, it would still be true even if I was a counting sort of person.  Having … Continue reading

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I’m Still Disappointed By Dan Brown’s “Angels & Demons” Five Years Later (Spoiler Alert)

I obviously have trouble letting things go.  It has been over five years since I read Dan Brown’s Angels & Demons and I’m still ticked off.  Just as a warning, I’m going to talk about some significant plot points of … Continue reading

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The Granta Horror Issue: The Dangers Of Disappointing Genre Fans

A colleague of mine recently called on me to explain the Fall 2011 issue of Granta.  The theme for the issue was horror.  However, my colleague had thus far found nothing horrifying in any of the stories he had read.  … Continue reading

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What Am I Thankful For This Year? The Fact My Wife Found Someone Else To See “Breaking Dawn” With

In the spirit of the holidays, I was going to come up with a whole bunch of things I was thankful for this year.  However, the fact that my wife found someone else to see the new Twilight saga movie, … Continue reading

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Not Doing My Part To Help The Reputation of Dungeons & Dragons

I don’t know how many people remember, but people used to think that playing Dungeons & Dragons was somehow associated with Satanism.  I never understood that, but it’s true.  There was even a parody sketch made by someone who thought … Continue reading

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What Should We Do If We’re Too Sexy For Right Said Fred?

I found myself wondering today, what should I do if I’m too sexy for Right Said Fred?  Granted, this may be a few too many years late to be asking this question, but I think this is still relevant to … Continue reading

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Omaha? Could You Maybe Stop Shooting People For the Next Week Or So?

I just heard that there have been nine shootings (or ten?  I’ve heard a report of that as well) in Omaha, Nebraska in the last two days.  Beyond the normal sadness at such a spree of shootings, people might wonder … Continue reading

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Reconsidering Actor Politicians

People have laughed a bit at the idea of actors (referring to both male and female members of the profession) serving as politicians.  Remember Reagan?  People liked him better when they let themselves forget that he’d been an actor, but … Continue reading

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