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Entries from December 21st, 2011

Fun with Dreidels on Hanukkah

December 21st, 2011 · 10 Comments · Humor

I’m not going to lie to you, folks: Hanukkah has a hard time keeping up with Christmas. We don’t have any seasonal music (although Jews wrote many of the best Christmas songs). We don’t have any animated specials (well, the Grinch is probably Jewish, but I’m not sure if that really helps).We don’t have any [...]

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Murder by Matlock: A Tale of Revenge

December 16th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Boston, Humor

The last thing I saw was the glint off the metal and then everything went dark…
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It started, like these things always do, innocently enough. It was a full flight. I didn’t ask for the center seat.  I didn’t want the center seat. I got the center seat anyway. It was one of those big planes [...]

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Book Review: Chuck Klosterman’s “The Visible Man” (2011)

December 10th, 2011 · 3,905 Comments · Pop Culture

What is the point of reviewing books, records or concerts? I don’t mean why do people review things in general – obviously many people are paid to review things. I mean me in particular. Why do I bother to review things? I don’t get paid. I’m not a culturally influential person. In the grand scheme [...]

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