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The Purloined Letterman

I never really watched late-night comedy shows all that much, but my wife did so a lot back when she was younger, and David Letterman was her favorite. She told me about how her grandmother used to like Letterman because … Continue reading

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Authentic Italian Goo

Is it strange that I actually like the Olive Garden? It’s pretty much my go-to restaurant for birthdays and anniversaries, but it seems like it takes a lot of flack. There was a segment on the next-to-latest Last Week Tonight … Continue reading

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The Future Sound

If you’re a fan of They Might Be Giants, you’ve probably seen that there’s a free download of the band performing their first album live in concert. I understand they did a few shows recently where they performed all of … Continue reading

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Deck the Halls with Advertising

People have long complained about Christmas being too commercial. Stan Freberg, who did a fair amount of advertising work himself, lampooned the idea in 1958 with his “Green Chri$tma$.” It was also a major theme of A Charlie Brown Christmas … Continue reading

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