Monthly Archives: February 2008


I have been watching a weekly series on PBS called “The Ride of Our Lives,” where a fifty-something writer on a sabbatical rents an RV and takes his parents and adult children on a cross-country trip.  The parents, both in … Continue reading

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“At 40, a woman must chose between her face and her ass—nice ass, gaunt face; good face, fat ass.” That quote comes from a recent review of a new book, The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll be Dead. … Continue reading

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Steel Mills

Standard stories on old Jean Shepherd radio shows is about his early years of working in a steel mill.  On a recent rebroadcast, he mentions that few people have actually seen the inside of a steel mill because of the … Continue reading

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Insulting Commercials

Add Kohler to the list of companies who purposely insult their own customers. In a current TV ad, a guy stepping out the front door of his apartment building sees an attractive lady plumber going in.  He turns around, runs … Continue reading

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