The night has a thousand eyes

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People in Los Angeles really like to look at themselves, right? A lot. Does that sound terrible? That’s just a stereotype, isn’t it? Or is it? The cameras I knew about. Between the tourists, the reality shows, TMZ, and the news choppers hovering over high-speed chases, I think every movement within a 100-mile circle of […]

Click here. My kids’ happiness depends on it.

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When Aeschines spoke, they said, ‘How well he speaks.’ But when Demosthenes spoke, they said, ‘Let us march against Philip.’* So this is my channeling of Demosthenes. This is my call to action. This is my stirring, ‘Win one for the Gipper’ speech. Ready? Please invest three minutes of your life into watching the embedded […]

Plumb loco

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I really struggle deciding which I hate more — plumbing problems or electrical problems. Sure, the odds are better that you won't die in a fiery spark while fixing a pipe. But there's much less likelihood of getting yourself covered with shit in the fuse box. Plus, electrocution sounds like a nice, quick, bloodless way […]

Boy meets girl

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So this morning I heard about a teenage girl (stop guessing, not related) who’s having boyfriend troubles. They dated. They broke up… He’s not getting the hint. Her dad’s had to talk with him. Recently, on prom night, the police had to get involved. Yuck. It all sounds really unfortunate because, from everything I’ve heard, […]

Caveat Theator

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-sLP6jd3n8&hl=en_US&fs=1&] I hate it when I feel like a movie trailer has lied to me. I’m not talking about the tragically unfunny comedy where every potentially smile-inducing moment in the film gets loaded into that three-minutes of deception (e.g., any film that begins with “American Pie” and doesn’t end with “American Pie”). I’m fine […]