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Entries from July 27th, 2012

Album Review: The Tarnished Gold by Beachwood Sparks (2012)

July 27th, 2012 · 214 Comments · Music

When a band is compared favorably to the holy trinity of West Coast hippie rock (The Byrds, The Buffalo Springfield, The Flying Burrito Brothers) I get really excited, because those are three of my favorite bands. I would say that nary a day goes by that I don’t listen to at least one of those [...]

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People I Liked Better When They Were Fatter

July 20th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Food, Humor

For many people, losing weight is easy. They eat less, exercise more, and next thing you know, they’re slightly less porky than before. I have often tried this method myself, but as a sufferer of the horrendous disease laziusdoritosbeeritus, it’s scientifically harder for me than most people. As a result I’ve been toying with a [...]

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An Open Letter to my Neighbors in Swampscott about Adam Sandler & Grown Ups 2

July 6th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Pop Culture

Dearest Friends, Neighbors, Old Man Jogger,
For far too long I have sat idly by and watched as this town has torn itself asunder over the controversial issue of Adam Sandler filming Grown Ups 2 in Swampscott. Brother has taken up arms against brother, fighting over whether the Hollywoodization of our little beach town is the [...]

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