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Miss Hawaii Uses the F-Word

(2) Comments | Posted September 3, 2013 | 5:06 PM

Years ago I went on a date with a former Miss America contestant. Wait, hold on. Is that as big as these fonts go?

I WENT OUT WITH A MISS AMERICA CONTESTANT


Okay, that's better.

My friend's wife was shopping for clothes and the saleswoman was really gorgeous....

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"Lifes Rich Pageant" at 25

(19) Comments | Posted July 12, 2011 | 10:31 AM

One day in the summer of '86 I got on my bicycle, rode to the record store and bought an album. If you're under 30, the only word you probably caught there was "bicycle", but hang with me a sec.

The album was R.E.M.'s "Lifes Rich Pageant," which is...

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Taking out a Mortgage for Season Tickets

(7) Comments | Posted July 6, 2011 | 10:45 AM

I'm a New York Rangers season ticket holder. The games are great, but I'm going to become a father in a couple months and the 300 section at Rangers games is not a great place to take a little kid. For example, last year I walked in the bathroom during...

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Dick Cheney: Funny Guy

(3) Comments | Posted May 25, 2011 | 11:14 AM

Dick Cheney's autobiography In My Time will be published August 30th. His daughter Liz promises the book will capture Cheney's "sense of storytelling and sense of humor."

Sense of humor?

To be honest, I've never considered Dick Cheney to be a necessarily "funny" guy. I guess if Cheney was...

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Spider-Man's Triumphant Return

(4) Comments | Posted May 19, 2011 | 2:38 PM

After three weeks spent trying to retool the troubled production, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark has made its triumphant return to Broadway. Controversial director Julie Taymor was replaced and another $5 million went towards fixing the show's disastrous high-flying effects. So how is the revamped Spider-Man?

Well, the...

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Titanic Centenary Celebration!

(2) Comments | Posted May 16, 2011 | 10:28 AM

Next April will be the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster. Looking for a way to celebrate the tragedy? Well, the British company Miles Morgan Travel is offering a Titanic Memorial Cruise coinciding with the anniversary. I'm sure you've got questions, so I've taken the liberty of putting together a...

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Far From the Flames, I Empathize With David Foster Wallace in The Pale King

(13) Comments | Posted April 4, 2011 | 11:47 AM

In Crimes and Misdemeanors, Woody Allen's character is devastated when the philosophy professor he's making a documentary about, Louis Levy, unexpectedly commits suicide. Allen based Professor Levy on Primo Levi, the Holocaust survivor and author who jumped to his death in 1987. Levi endured the Holocaust and yet was unable...

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