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Entries from September 30th, 2009

Has the Time Come for Polygamy at Work?

September 30th, 2009 · 14 Comments · Humor

Many years ago, I introduced a concept that took the virtual world by storm. My idea was profound yet simple. I called it “work wife” and it was a term to describe your best friend/lunch mate at the office. For many years I rode on the coattails of this glorious invention. It was the crowning [...]

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The Boston Sports Fan’s Guide to Choosing a Jersey

September 24th, 2009 · 17 Comments · Humor, Sports

While traditionally reserved for children and actual pro athletes, we’ve watched with some interest over the last few years as the sports jersey has assumed an unanticipated level of acceptability in American adult wardrobes from coast to coast. Dare we suggest that the sports jersey has become somewhat fashionable?
In just two short weeks we’ll hit [...]

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Top 12 Gram Parsons' Songs

September 21st, 2009 · 6 Comments · Music

The term “legend” is tossed around pretty carelessly these days. If you write a good book or win a few games the next thing you know you’re a legend. But in my estimation, a true legend is that rare individual that makes an indelible impression on our culture-at-large. Whether their gift is for art or [...]

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Help Make Competitive Sleeping an Olympic Event!

September 17th, 2009 · 7 Comments · Humor, Sports

If you’re like me, one of your biggest regrets in life is that you never made it as an Olympic athlete. And even though you stink at sports, find the Olympics kind of boring and are afraid of angry old Romanian men, nothing can stop the dream of standing on the ceremonial riser, collecting a [...]

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Is it a Good Idea for Bobby & Phil to go Furthur?

September 15th, 2009 · 15 Comments · Music

I’d be remiss not to comment on the big news in the (Grateful) Dead world. As you probably already know, Bobby Weir & Phil Lesh, coming off the now-completed Dead reunion tour, have announced that they’re forming a new band called Furthur and will be playing three shows in Oakland, CA soon (9/18-20/2009).
The band will [...]

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So You Think You Can Be a Television Critic?

September 10th, 2009 · 239 Comments · Humor

With another sure-to-be fantastic season of network television descending upon us, it’s time to share my proprietary methodology for judging the quality of this year’s new shows. Now, please bear in mind that I am generally not a fan of television dramas (unless they feature sexy vampires) because: a) they run so very late at [...]

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Introducing…the Work Short

September 7th, 2009 · 8 Comments · Humor

It’s well known that I am a trendsetter. A trailblazer, if you will. One who boldly goes where others fear to tread. And while my fashion sense has been charitably described in the past as “disastrous,” I am happy to announce that this summer I have finally done it. I have broken new ground, shifted [...]

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A Conversation (not a review) about The Black Crowes’ “Before the Frost…Until the Freeze”

September 3rd, 2009 · 10 Comments · Music, The Black Crowes

While it’s tempting to write a full-on review of The Black Crowes’s new release, “Before the Frost…Until the Freeze”, we thought that perhaps it would be best to let the initial excitement wear off a bit before making any final judgments. But since Don and I are dying to obsess about it, we figured that [...]

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