Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Ten Best Albums of 1980

Forget all those other top ten lists everyone is compiling all over the place — I was recently in a thrift shop and I spotted a couple of old issues of Trouser Press, the classic rock and roll magazine that … Continue reading

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A Very Geeky Christmas

The geekitude flowed freely in the kamper/sparkly household this Yuletide season. On Christmas Eve, we sat down to placecards written in Elvish courtesy of our 16-year-old daughter (high Elvish? Old Elvish? Modern Elvish? I know not.) On Christmas morning, this … Continue reading

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Least Likely Christmas Specials 2012

It’s been a few years since we did our annual roundup of Least Likely Christmas Specials, our list of holiday programs that are unlikely to occur during this lifetime. Previous editions include: Least Likely Christmas Specials (2007) More Least Likely … Continue reading

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Bad Guys with Guns

I can’t be the only one who thought of this clip after hearing Wayne LaPierre’s moronic soundbite, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun” Guess what, NRA members, you … Continue reading

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Charlotte Allen Just Can’t Quit You

Remember Charlotte Allen, the conservative opinion-haver who suggested that the problem with Sandy Hook was that the school was too “feminized” and there weren’t enough ‘husky’ 12-year-olds to pile onto Adam Lanza? Yes, her actual suggestion to stop school shootings … Continue reading

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Most Glorious Shed Door Beautification Project

You may remember my shed from such previous posts as “Looks Like the Starbucks in My Shed Will Be Closing” and, well, that’s pretty much it actually. I recently spent three days and several hundred dollars in materials to construct … Continue reading

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Another Responsible Gun Owner

Dan Savage printed this letter from an outraged reader: My name is Morgan. As a responsible gun owner I find your coverage of the recent elementary school shooting lacking. The bigger picture is this; 26 tragic deaths is one particularly … Continue reading

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