Mitch Blum

Destroyer of Words

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Entries from May 26th, 2010

The Jewfro Monologues

May 26th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Humor

Growing up my greatest desire in life was to have long hair. I didn’t care about fame or fortune. I didn’t dream about power or prominence. I just wanted long, flowing locks. Back then, long hair stood for something important. It stood for rock and roll.
When grown-ups spotted a man with long hair they would [...]

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A Truffle Scuffle, or The Most Dangerous Word in the English Language

May 20th, 2010 · 11 Comments · Food, Humor

Unless it’s a smutty double-entendre I’m generally not a big fan of words that have multiple meanings. So I was trying to think of the most egregious example of a word that poses the greatest threat of misinterpretation. And after many, many years of reading dictionaries, attending prestigious universities and interviewing linguists, I [...]

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The Boston Cab Driver’s Quick Starter Guide

May 14th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Humor

Congratulations!  Your decision to pursue a career as an officially licensed cab driver in the City of Boston will provide you with an exciting and lucrative opportunity filled with mystery, intrigue and fascinating strangers.
As Boston is a world-class city steeped in history and tradition it’s important for you to recognize the vital role that hackney [...]

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Rating the Snack Cakes

May 5th, 2010 · 57 Comments · Humor

Why didn’t anyone tell me?
The other day, at the supermarket, my son and I were surveying the snack cake aisle, looking for a delicious dessert treat for the week. As I’ve mentioned many times before, I have a weakness, nay an addiction, to snack cakes.
(Please note that when I say “snack cake” I mean Hostess [...]

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