This, That, and the Other

As a follow-up to my Silvergirl Research Day entry below, I ask you, the dy reading public: what albums were you raised on? For me it was Bridge Over Troubled Water by S&G and -- lord help me -- Anne Murray's Greatest Hits. (The latter was a 45. Ha! (except the laugh is probably on me since I bet a

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Bad Review Revue: The Perfect Bore

Critics weigh in on the new teen / S.A.T. / heist film The Perfect Score:"Scholastic craptitude." -- Desson Thomas, WASHINGTON POST "Everyone involved should go straight to detention and think about what they've done." -- E! ONLINE "Apparently edited with a roulette wheel. " -- Lou Lumenick, NEW YORK POST "A dull film with unsympathetic characters brought together by a

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Trippi

Checkout line at the grocery store, conversation between my cashier and my bagboy, neither of whom looked to be over twenty:Bagboy: I like Dean. Cashier: Dude, Dean blew it. BB: Yeah, I guess. C: Dean reminds me of one of those guys ... y'know, those guys? From Hawaii? <pause> BB: Hawaiians? C: No. You know, the, um. The hippies. BB:

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Research Day: Who The Hell Is Silvergirl?

I have been listening to (and learning the lyrics from) a lot of Simon & Garfunkle songs in preparation for The Squirrelly. After all, that's what I was raised on, and look at what a wunderkind I turned out to be. Besides, there's nothing like singing The Sound Of Silence to your child to provide him the existential angst of

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Instructions For NH Voters

Welcome to the New Hampshire Democratic primary. Please select one of the following candidates:Clark, Wesley Dean, Howard Edwards, John Kerry, John Kucinich, Dennis Lieberman, Joseph Sharpton, Al INSTRUCTIONS Democrats: Please vote for the candidate that you think will receive the most votes. Remember: the key to this election is electability, so do NOT vote for the person you would prefer

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Footnote

I wept because I had no shoes, until I met a man with no feet. And Christ, all that guy could talk about was having no feet. He'd be, like, "Return of the King? No, I haven't seen that movie ... because I have no feet!" Or "thanks for the pie but I didn't really enjoy it, what with the

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How Time Flies

Hey, whoa. The second anniversary of defective yeti skulked right on by me. I started this whatever on January 10 of 2002, and have somehow managed to keep at for 24 straight months, which is pretty much longer than I have engaged in any activity not regulated by my brain stem. I attribute my dedication to two things: (a) idiot

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Friday Afternoon Scratchpad

The defective yeti How To Drink Without Becoming An Alcoholic Program My coworker told me his new year's resolution: he had decided to only drink once a week. No, I replied. No, no, no. I tried this, and it's a bad idea, here's why: one, you'll fall off the wagon by February 13; and two, you'll probably fall off the

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Kerry Enjoys Surge

Speaking at the Sanford Center earlier today, Senator John Kerry reveled in recent polls showing growing support for his presidential aspiration. "Do you like the surge?" Kerry asked the crowd of more than 200 people. "Are you ready to add more surge? Are you ready to make more surge, more surge? And are you ready to make more and more

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