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Dear John (and Margaret and Doreen and Larry and Alphonse and…)

It’s not you, it’s me. Shush, shush. No, don’t speak… It was 17 years ago on this very day that we first ran across each other.* Do you remember? You were a longstanding, traditional newspaper readership and I was a … Continue reading

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Click the damn links!

Yesterday’s post was uncharacteristically somber, so I thought I would lighten things up here and simultaneously promote myself. So it’s a win-win for everyone! Especially me! First up, over at McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, I was inspired by all the books … Continue reading

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A meeting with my internal editor

Ross’s Internal Editor: Hello, Ross. Happy New Year. Thanks for taking the time to see me. Ross Murray: Well, the mirror was right there, so no problem. RIE: Is this a good time? You seem to be struggling with that … Continue reading

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How to write a humour column

People sometimes come up to me and ask, “Excuse me, what’s the price of this cabbage?” to which I reply, “Sorry, I don’t work in the Produce Department; I simply enjoy the refreshing mist when they water the lettuce.” But … Continue reading

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Support McSweeney’s

I set a goal for myself this year to get back on McSweeney’s Internet Tendencies after a two-year hiatus. McSweeney’s is still the top-tier humour site in North America, in my opinion, and striving to get a post there was … Continue reading

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