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D.A.H.O.F. Returns: Blake Farenthold, Masterduelist

Nobody  ever accused Mrs. Farenthold of raising a gentleman, and unconventionally telegenic Blake Farenthold, apparent owner of website http://www.blowme.org and republican congressman from east Texas best known for a particularly unseemly sexual harassment complaint lodged against him (click here, beware … Continue reading

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Johnny “Football” Manziel Throwing It Away

The cops knocked on another door last night and guess who answered? If you said Johnny Manziel, the pride of Texas, you’d be right, although the odds were pretty much stacked in your favor.  Something like 67% of all police … Continue reading

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Soccer (football with a “small f”) Corruption

Wars, disease, famine, earthquakes, a really big case hitting the U.S. Supreme Court tomororow, and a movie about California breaking in half before The Rock fixes it with a helicopter–and STILL the top story in the news for a second … Continue reading

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So: What The Hell is Cinco De Mayo?

I grew up up rural western Pennsylvania, and I never even heard about Cinco De Mayo until I was grown up. I mean: hell, we didn’t even have tacos until the 1980s. Not in the town where I lived. Even … Continue reading

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Tunesday: Jess Klein

If I were rich, I’d hire Jess Klein to sing in my kitchen.  This won’t be her last appearance on this blog, she’s a family favorite. You really want to give her a listen. http://www.jessklein.com/

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The More Things Change…

The more things change, the more they stay the same.  Among the crowds welcoming President John F. Kennedy to Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, were some folks whose litanies sound very familiar to even the casual observer of American … Continue reading

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Friday Morning Rock n Roll Idols: Poi Dog Pondering (video link repaired)

Poi Dog Pondering–I can’t think of a better band to throw out here as we enjoy the first truly warm days of spring. One of the most enjoyable shows I ever saw was in the old Graffiti Lounge in Pittsburgh, … Continue reading

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Friday Morning Rock & Roll Idol: Girl In A Coma

Art, in its multitudinous forms, rewards our attention every once in a while, and all too rarely, with small beautiful moments where thrill meets surprise–I find them most regularly in poems, but also in poems, paintings, and even in pop … Continue reading

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