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Have You Seen Too many Movies?

June 15, 2015

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Bonus question: Have you ever wondered how you'd do on the Voight-Kampff test?

A co-worker tells you he’s 3 days from retirement. Your first thought is “Wish I was retiring” “Hm, wonder who’ll replace him? “You’re totally a dead man.” You go to unlock a door – car door, apartment, whatever. As you reach for the lock, you drop your keys at the last second. As you bend […]

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If The English Language Had Been Created As A School Assignment

June 8, 2015

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First off, this is very thorough.  Great job – you’ve got everything here a language needs to be not only functional, but allow for nuance, tone, even connotation. I do have some concerns, though. The first is there seem to be some important words missing.  Example: There’s an entire entertainment industry built off of enjoying […]

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Won’t Get Fooled Again. Except When I Will.

June 1, 2015

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Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, oops. Duh. Right. Fool me four times, and it’s possible I’m kind of in to it. Fool me five times, shame on my friends. Fool me six times, it’s possible I need professional help. Fool me seven times, shame […]

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35 Years Ago, Mt. St. Helens Opened An Awe-Inspring, Majestic Can Of Whoop-Ass On Us

May 18, 2015

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Most of the damage appears to be at the front of the vehicle, indicating - Mr. Wykes - that you ran in to the volcano.  Not the other way around, as you would have us believe.

Today marks the 35-year anniversary of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens, in southern Washington State.  What follows is a chronology of some of the more note-worthy moments: July 9, 38,000 BC – Mount St. Helens forms, beginning a devious plot to erupt and destroy the area towns. August 15, 1979 – As per the […]

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I Now Pronounce You ‘Brain & Brain.’

May 11, 2015

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Your reign of terror is over, Smoke Alarm!  ...Do you smell smoke?

I’ve decided that the courts need to not only allow, but perhaps even mandate, brains to marry one another. Why? Because of smoke alarm batteries. That isn’t clear? Oh. Let me explain. The other night, right about 3am, a battery in one of our smoke alarms went out. So, of course, it began its beeping, […]

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Ah, Good Evening, Monsieur. May I Park Your Horrible Piece of Crap?

May 4, 2015

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For the school where I work, this past weekend was prom – that magical night when a girl’s dreams come true.  Assuming her dreams involve trying to walk in 5-inch heels, not eating your expensive dinner because the dress is too tight, and then listening to deafening music with a guy who thinks he’s the […]

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A Father’s Wish For His Children

April 27, 2015

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And you know what?  You got ants and allergies and sunburn to worry about... maybe stick with the other one.

May my children have the strength to forgive those who treat them poorly. And may those who treat them poorly be granted understanding of their actions. And then may that understanding make them be driven blind with grief, and plunge them into insanity and despair forever. May my children have the skill and good fortune […]

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Acting: It’s As Easy As Falling Off A Cliff In $1000 Shoes!

April 20, 2015

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The poster for my new movie, a mash-up of Wolf of Wall Street and The Lord of the Rings

I managed to find the tiny gravel fire-road in the middle of the woods where we were going to be filming the first shots for a commercial I’d been cast in. How the location scouts had found these roads to begin with, I had no idea. I drove down and found the crew setting up. […]

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What The World Needs Now, Is Signs, More Signs.

April 13, 2015

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Sign posted in a hotel I stayed at recently: “HEY!” “WHAT?” “DO YOU SEE THAT RED THING ON THE WALL?” “THE THING THAT’S FLASHING?” “YEAH, WITH THE PIERCING HORN BLASTS COMING OUT OF IT. WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT IS?” “I DON’T KNOW. IS IT FOR PAGING SOMEONE?” “WELL, IT SAYS ‘FIRE’ ON IT.” “RIGHT, […]

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*Note To Self: Think Of Hilarious, Poignant Title About “Reawakening”

April 6, 2015

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I have returned! Yes, I have awoken from a long, dormant slumber, like… like… shoot. Surely there must be some analogy appropriate to the moment for emerging with new life after a season of cold silence… hm.  I’ve returned like a thing that wakes up as symbolism for rejuvenation.  A bear?  Muhammed Ali in the “rope-a-dope” […]

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Operation: Dessert Storm

December 1, 2014

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It will be a great day when schools have all the funding they need, and the military has to hold a bake sale to buy a new bomber. – bumper sticker. Excuse me, sir?  Sir?  Would you be interested in some shortbread?  Lemon bar?  The lemon bars are fresh, sir; why, private Williams here got them […]

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