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Riffing on rims

Rims. We got rims. Rims for sale, rims to give. For all your rim needs. Rims R Us. Rim-A-Palooza. Rim-Tin-Tin. Fill it to the brim with rims. We got tires on rims. Rims on tires, just in a great big, … Continue reading

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Nouveau old-school nostalgia

I attended Antigonish Regional High School in Nova Scotia, better known as ARHS. The fact that I don’t remember anyone ever pronouncing it “arse” seems to me less a mark of school pride than a sadly missed opportunity. In junior … Continue reading

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Have you tried turning it off and on again?

In the British series “The IT Crowd,” the running gag is the incoming phone call to the IT Department, with the standard and immediate response being, “Have you tried turning it off and on again?” It’s a great gag because … Continue reading

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Your Middle-Age Guide to Grunting

Grunting: Not Just for Tennis Players Anymore Welcome to middle age, a beautiful time of life when your body is going through many changes, all of them accompanied by sounds you had no idea you were capable of. Whether it’s … Continue reading

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The New Girlfriend: A Short Story

No one would admit it to his face, and certainly not to hers, but people in town weren’t happy with Todd Brown’s new girlfriend. Practically everyone had heard that Todd and Stacey Green had broken up. News like that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Waiting for Godot with 4-year-olds

I have a piece over at McSweeney’s Internet Tendencies today. McSweeney’s has been running a lot of top-tier stuff of late (as in the past 21 years), so it’s always a thrill to make the cut. (FYI, this piece follows … Continue reading

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Sort this book

“By author, by color, by genre, or by Want to Read versus Read. How are your bookshelves currently organized?” – @Goodreads on Twitter I, of course, have spent considerable time organizing and thinking about how to organize my books, just … Continue reading

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