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Entries by Michael Sigman from 06/2011

The Case for Cheesecake and Hot Fudge Sundaes

| Posted 06.04.2011 | Healthy Living

The fantasy that President Obama would celebrate his Bin Laden triumph by enjoying a cigarette reminds us that an American president would sooner sneak a few puffs in some dark corner of the White House than publicly partake in such a "sinful" pleasure.

Memo to 2012 Candidates: Thanks (But No Blanks) for the Memories

| Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

How can politicians and their consultants expect voters to "re-remember" reality? Perhaps because they know that's how the brain works.

Zen and the Art of Presidential Politics -- or Not

| Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

How about a moratorium on the politicization of Zen? What we're looking for is authenticity, a goal Zen shares with most religions, systems of thought and plain common sense.

GOP Candidates Boldly Oppose Shariah Threat to America!

| Posted 06.16.2011 | Comedy

The lack of hard news must not discourage us from acknowledging the extraordinary courage the GOP hopefuls displayed in focusing on a grave and imminent threat facing America: Shariah law.

Enough With 'on Steroids' -- How About 'on Acid'?

| Posted 06.26.2011 | Comedy

We are using up our nation's reserve of precious steroid metaphors is my point. While we wait for a timelier catchphrase to bubble up from the streets, I'd recommend we rush into use, at least temporarily, the entertaining '60s trope, "on acid."

Note to GOP Candidates: Stick to ABBA Songs

| Posted 06.30.2011 | Comedy

The good news for GOP hopefuls is that they need look no further than the ABBA canon when selecting their own theme music.