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This is Not a Think-piece on Jonathan Franzen’s “Purity”

It seems borderline impossible nowadays to enjoy a tiny sliver of pop culture without bringing at least some third-party opinion into the experience. Hype – positive and negative – snowballs in the age… Continue reading

Snow Dog

“The Deification of Imbecility”, a Clever Rant from Craig Ferguson

No idea what the context was for this rant from Craig Ferguson, but good stuff none the less. H/t: B. Scheide

Spike Heels, Slit Skirt and High-Impact Accessories

“How odd a figure I must seem to you now, a solitary crank who maroons himself with a TV set and dozens of stacks of dust-jacketed comic books. Don’t think I wouldn’t appreciate… Continue reading

DIY pond-making

Courtesy of James Breem

Don’t Try. Do.

“Don’t Try”. Knowing we do about Bukowski — straight-shooter, mostly miserable, hated lots of things, author of great poems — I assumed his epitaph was a nihilist middle-finger to humanity. Nope. Not at… Continue reading

Twenty Years and Five Minutes

A tourist in New York’s Greenwich Village decided to have his portrait sketched by a sidewalk artist. He received a very fine sketch, for which he was charged $100. “That’s expensive,” he said… Continue reading

Happy Weekend, Courtesy of the Bronx

In honor of the Bronx, which released a new record recently, here’s a classic going alllll the way back to, what, 2005? Happy Weekday. Go ahead and flip the switch.

Because I’m Such an Authority on What’s Cool, Here’s My Best-of 2012 List that Includes Practically Zero Things From 2012

Best of lists! Here’s what I found to be the most rad in 2012: On the subject of music. I listened to a whopping two records that were released in 2012. The rest… Continue reading

Half Marathon

I ran my first half marathon last weekend, driving some 300 miles north of Pittsburgh to run 13.1 miles with my pal Senneca. The Buffalo Creek Half Marathon was as expected: The first… Continue reading

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