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Tale of the Redskin

As I’ve been accessing my e-mail account lately I’ve noticed that the Redskins professional football team has begun pumping advertising dollars into defending its longtime offensive mascot name. 427 more words

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Mechanical Food

When I was a kid I used to go to high school basketball games on Friday nights like all other kids in my small town. Similar to today, most of my time was spent not watching the game, but out in the lobby talking with friends about girls or eating junk food. 442 more words

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Christmas in July?

I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised anymore. In a land that invented lunch-ables and light beer pretty much anything can happen, right? Still, I guess I hope somewhere in the mix we could learn a few things and obtain a little consciousness here or there. 189 more words

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This afternoon, I realized that only women ate salad from the salad bar when I was eating lunch… I wonder why there weren’t any males?

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Something funny this way comes. So let's analyze it to death.

I sometimes wonder why things are funny, and why some things are funny for so long. Why is “Modern Family” so funny that you’re afraid to laugh for fear of missing something funny, and why is that particular kind of fear funny? 522 more words

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History in the horse's face

The wagon rests in winter, the sleigh in summer, the horse never.  ~Yiddish Proverb


I stopped at a shop in Olde Town Square Shopping Center…

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What the Heck Was I Thinking

(Ed. note: This post was actually written in the Ramada Hotel in Shanghai on the morning of July 7th and then added to on the plane home. 1,823 more words