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No Rules, Just Wrong

Class Action Park – A documentary about Action Park, an actual place in New Jersey that sounds totally made up when people talk about it. It was a poorly run but profitable amusement park where numerous guests were seriously injured … Continue reading

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Perrying the Trump

Rick Perry has recently made the news for his criticism of Donald Trump, because really, what else does he have to distinguish himself from the other Republican candidates? I know I sometimes confuse him with Ted Cruz. Running for President … Continue reading

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All Take and No Giving

Aside from saying he was a doughnut [1], the most famous quote from President Kennedy was in his inaugural address: “Ask not what your country can do for you–ask what you can do for your country.” It was certainly powerful, … Continue reading

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The Divine and the Profane

On Friday, Beth and I attended a showing of three of John Waters’ early short films at the Lincoln Center Film Society in Manhattan. This was part of a series celebrating Waters’ fifty years as a filmmaker. He’s been appearing … Continue reading

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The Moral Majority Is Neither

I’ve recently come across a few links to a Politico article on the origins of the Religious Right, which was a quite interesting read. The main point is that, while it’s commonly said that Roe v. Wade was what inspired … Continue reading

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