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Bush and Kerry In My Backyard

You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a presidential candidate around here: President Bush, defending his record on the economy, told supporters Saturday in an Ohio town where job losses are a major issue that he has a four-year plan for peace and prosperity. “After four more years, the …

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Rules Are Rules?

The London Underground puts up silly signs – the Washington Metrorail arrests people: Eating en route to or while riding the subway here is a no-no. Stephanie Willett, a government employee, found that out the hard way recently. Finishing a candy bar on her way into a Metro station, she …

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Book of Love

Every once in a while I get in the mood for doo-wop – the remarkable and earnest blending of serious voices, (often) in the service of silliness. While doo wopping I heard the familiar strains of “Book of Love,” which reminded me of one of my favorite moments from DJing. …

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Stinky Tube Food Uproar

I can hear the planning meeeting: “Okay, we need a poster telling people not to eat smelly foods on the Tube.” “Gawd, those Middle Easterners and Indians eat all kinds of stinky shit. How about a poster with Osama bin Laden and Ghandi?” “Um, no, that wouldn’t work, now would …

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Of Bunnies and Hamsters

My wife, mother and daughters have an inordinate love of bunnies. They are all over the place around here, twitching their bunny whiskers, being all fuzzy and hoppy. These women would be exceptionally unhappy with these two miscreants: It seemed like luck had run out for Lucky the rabbit. Strapped …

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The Size of HELMET

HELMET returns after a seven-year absence in September with Size Matters. This makes various internal organs hurt in anticipation. Check out sneak previews of the vicious riff of See You Dead” and the nutty rudeness of “Speak and Spell” right here. The new Helmet is Page Hamilton (vocals, guitar), Chris …

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Presidential Election 2004

The 2004 presidential election is has come and gone. The nation is deeply and starkly divided on the road ahead on any number of issues. We will continue our running compilation of our election-related posts – watch it unfold here and come back often for updates. Government of Business, by …

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Blogging the Convention

I’ve avoided talking about the bloggers at the DNC because thus far I hadn’t heard anything very interesting either from or about the 30 or so bloggers at the convention, other than that there are 30 or so bloggers at the convention. What’s coolest and unique about blogging – for …

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Love Is the Answer

If the question is, who is the most publicly fucked up celebrity? Courtney Love sentenced to rehab: Courtney Love was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in drug rehab, closing one chapter in a troubled saga that began when she was accused of trying to break into her ex-boyfriend’s home while …

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