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Best known for having played a string of affable, rakish fools, in a logical next step Steven Weber has most recently been playing appealingly prickish guys in suits, using the opportunity to explore the manly, quiet authority and sure-footedness which eludes him to this day. He likes long walks, jiu jitsu and the smell of nutmeg. He is currently working on his autobiography entitled "Confessions of a Neophyte Dilettante". He is yay big and yay wide but doesn't make a big deal of it.

Entries by Steven Weber

$port$ Talk

(2) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 9:41 AM

While watching TV coverage of Sochi last week, I heard one of the commentators wonder how an Olympic athlete who wasn't competing in any other sport besides ice hockey could ever derive satisfaction. Why, she asked incredulously, participate in something that had no real commercial potential? Her partner in the...

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A Not-So-Schadenfreude Christmas

(1) Comments | Posted December 24, 2013 | 5:07 PM

To all the folks who've spent the better part of the last six years delighting in any and every misstep, miscalculation or error made by our duly elected president;

to the conscience-challenged political strategists/hacks who've toiled endlessly to tease tragedies into scandals;

to those who've spent millions of...

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Hard Cell

(43) Comments | Posted November 15, 2013 | 3:14 PM

It just might be that when the history of the current era is writ, the most interesting aspect will focus on how this country reached a point where it simultaneously rose to fulfill its highest democratic potential while exposing its basest and most destructive tendencies.

The election of a black...

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Howdy, Gun Owners!

(508) Comments | Posted September 18, 2013 | 12:08 PM

Boy, things are sure crummy again. I know it's not your fault. After all, you're law-abiding, god-fearing Americans who cherish the right to bear arms as afforded by our beloved Founding Fathers who understood that in times of trouble a person should be able to protect themselves. No, it's not...

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Gun to the Head

(37) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 11:17 AM

Of all the exasperating realities of how our country is really run (corporate interests holding sway over -- mostly -- duly elected representatives) the most egregious must be the irresistible control wielded by the arms lobby.

For the last 50 years or so, it seems that no American president...

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Hope and Chains

(26) Comments | Posted August 19, 2013 | 10:42 PM

The election of this country's first black commander-in-chief has leeched out the systemic poison that is America's deeply rooted racism. If only newspapers weren't being displaced by digital media, we could have spread some on the linoleum to catch the runoff.

My late friend Andrew Breitbart said there was nothing...

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Whitopia

(196) Comments | Posted July 16, 2013 | 11:33 AM

The final image the jury pondered before deliberation was of a young black male, naked to the waist.

A savage.

The image strikes deep into the heart of the white American psyche, simultaneously evoking primal terror and profound cultural shame.

The Zimmerman verdict is just the latest...

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Sense and Insensitivity

(206) Comments | Posted April 8, 2013 | 9:53 AM

The spectacle of insensitivity that is the gun lobby and its outspoken, out-of-their-mind apparatchiks, is the apotheosis of what the Republican Party has allowed itself to become.

The conservative values which were once reasonable, harmonious complements to their liberal counterparts in this democratic republic have been genetically modified by...

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Ugly and Stupid

(29) Comments | Posted January 18, 2013 | 9:02 AM

It had to come to this. A culture cannot lie down with dogs and not become utterly infested with fleas.

The dogs, in this case, are the mongrel media and the corporate overlords who have grown fat on manufactured controversy and fear mongering. A strategy to acquire profits based on...

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Myth Addiction

(41) Comments | Posted December 16, 2012 | 4:14 PM

"And Otis did imbibe to excess; and Andy did leave the keys to the cell in plain view; and Otis did take the keys and let himself into the cell; and Otis did sleep it off; and all was fine in Mayberry..."
---The Book of Otis


Otis...

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10 Essential Voting Tips!

(88) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 9:43 AM

Now that everyone is empowered by social media to behave in ways they've always wished they could but which vague morality and actual physical, tactile contact with human beings has in the past prevented, here are some ways to make the act of voting more exciting:

1. Shout When You...

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Mr. Words Goes to Town

(118) Comments | Posted October 11, 2012 | 11:33 PM

The idea being endlessly promulgated by the media that the presidential race has been turned on its ear based on Romney's one debate performance in which Flippy McFlop-Face didn't gaffe for once (i.e., reveal his true feelings about those lazy po' people) versus an enervated sitting president says way more...

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Guilty Odious Party

(130) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 8:17 PM

It's not merely because I'm in a post-DNC euphoria when I say this, but I would bet that despite the mind-numbing flack thrown up (figuratively and literally) by the corporate-owned right wing media, Barack Obama will be elected to a second term as president of The United States.

But let's...

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Proposition: Opposition

(68) Comments | Posted August 30, 2012 | 9:30 AM

It's a tragedy that any credibility the conservative party ever had is being gutted in broad daylight through its unapologetic inclusion of radical right-wing thought into its platform.

Perhaps it's all for spice, given the relative creakiness of its traditional positions. But blatant intolerance, thoroughly discredited approaches to taxation,...

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Con Sequences

(118) Comments | Posted August 24, 2012 | 3:28 PM

The right-wing just loves making a big entrance.

It loves calling out the freaks.

It loves condemning the godless.

It loves admonishing the shiftless.

It loves packing the heat.

But it rarely thinks about what follows such Grand Ostentatious Poses (see what I did there? Book learnin'!)....

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Patience Wrongs

(23) Comments | Posted August 21, 2012 | 9:27 AM

Right-wing extremism is all about patience. That is, until it makes its move and then it is sudden and explosive.

And I'm not talking about reports of the much warned-of right-wing extremism that, kudzu-like, is spreading ever inward, culminating in regular episodes of violent gunplay and seething hate-spew....

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Disassociation Nation

(205) Comments | Posted July 24, 2012 | 1:10 PM

Can you say "disassociation"? Of course you can. But you're probably disassociated from what it means.

We are a disassociation nation.

From the moment America went full-on industrial, it seems like it's been a steady path towards people never having to be physically present in order to satisfy their...

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Failed Fantasies

(35) Comments | Posted July 22, 2012 | 9:56 PM

Every day, another right wing GOP theory is tested and fails miserably.

Because in the real world, fantasy-based theories simply cannot work.

In Colorado, once again, the idea that guns should be easy to obtain and that everyone should be carrying them has been dispelled in a hail of easy...

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American Armageddon

(247) Comments | Posted July 19, 2012 | 1:05 PM

That got your attention.

Hyperbole aside, the current sociopolitical situation is the largest, best coordinated attack on American democratic values since the Civil War, an attack which threatens the heart, mind and soul of the fundamental principles by which this nation was born and has since thrived.

The triumph...

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Anti-Social Media

(32) Comments | Posted July 15, 2012 | 12:15 PM

The Internet is many things. It's a Kurzweilian Eden, a vast yet accessible universe that requires only a keyboard, some curiosity and a finger (or something) to push lettered keys in order to happily traverse its breadth.

But along with functioning mostly as a delivery system for commercial enterprise...

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