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Episode 13: Joshua Mercer ("It's good that we make a big deal out of [Christmas]!")

It’s Thanksgiving week, which marks the start of the pop-culture Christmas season. It’s the start of the Christian Christmas season, too: this weekend marks the first season of Advent. 163 more words


My theory of the electorate

It’s very simple: if you’re a smart, well-informed voter, your vote doesn’t matter.

At all.

Though your political establishment dearly wants you to think otherwise, of course. 226 more words

Entertainment Media


Has anyone else ever noticed that when young, ignorant, privileged white UMC girls start going on about the “terrible exploitation” faced by people who are actively trying to better their economic circumstances, the desired result always seems to be… 59 more words

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Look Who's Talking

A few weeks ago, it was brought to my attention that Katie has never seen the 1989 classic Look Who’s Talking. It was then highlighted yet again in a conversation with her mother, a few days later. 633 more words

The Pre-Parenting Era

Episode 9: Dave Swindle ("Just accept whatever ALF says as Gospel truth.")

Thank you for being a friend and listening in this week, which marks the 30th anniversary of the debut of The Golden Girls. What better way to celebrate than to talk about sitcoms? 161 more words


Van Vogt: The Silkie

Last year I picked up a whole stack of books from a library book sale in a tiny lake town in Minnesota, and quite a few of them were… 325 more words