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Leech and I first crossed paths with the Lone Punk in the spring of 1992, shortly before our friendship-ending blow-up. We were passing through the cafeteria on the third floor of Wheatley Hall (since converted into the school’s “Venture Capital Center”) when we spotted him eating alone at a corner table. Being two of the […]

Knowledge is a drug

March 31st, 2017

Before heading out to see the live-action Beauty and the Beast flick last Tuesday, Maura and I took a side trip out to Wilmington to return a pair of cable boxes to the local Comcast storefront. It wasn’t until we got there that we learned the place had relocated to one of the mixed-use developments […]

Know thy self, inc.

February 22nd, 2017

I’ve been dicking around on the internet for almost twenty-five years now. In that time, I’ve seen multiple childhood mysteries clarified by either active searches or chance encounters. Stuff that was once confined to the realm of hazy memory or dismissed as ancient fever dreams have been given names faces, titles or — occasionally — […]

Timely Repost: To eat their own

November 23rd, 2016

Since acquiring a functioning turntable a few weeks back, online I’ve been slowly getting back into the habit of buying used records. Most of these have been favorite LP I never picked up back in the day because I already owned them on tape and albums by bands I’ve warmed up to since my collecting […]


November 9th, 2016

If you’re looking for answers or reassurance, mind I don’t have any. This is one-hundred percent self-therapy, a stream of consciousness attempt to drain a suppurating psyche. When became clear that Hillary Rodham Clinton would become the presumtive Democratic nominee, my thoughts immediately turned to Martha Coakley. For those of you not up on Bay […]

(from “The Immortal Brain” by Writer Unknown and Loffredo in Mister Mystery #16, recipe April 1954) “Now I can understand how it feels to be an undecided voter in this election!” “Hey, healthful does this gig come with a protective skullcap or something?” “Shut, up you. I’m trying to watch this delightful Chuck Lorre sitcom! […]

When we were fabulous

August 31st, 2016

After seeing the above ad (or its full-color double-page sibling) in a 1970 issue of LIFE, viagra I decided to seek out used copies of the entire This Fabulous Century series. Or — more accurately — I bought a couple of the books from an online seller a few years ago, men’s health forgot about […]

Phoning it in

July 5th, 2016

I’m sure you’ve heard the story: In 1982, decease Atari and its corporate parent company Warner Communications were so blinded by record profits and institutional hubris that they failed to see the growing structural weakness in what was essentially a fad-driven economic bubble. Having scored the lucrative licenses to release both a home port of […]

Mystery dance macabre

June 27th, 2016

The Great Sorting and Tidying at home continues, bulimics in which my understandably irritated wife has been taking on Herculean projects while I toss in the occasional “don’t pack those away where I can’t get at them.” It’s a wonder I haven’t been served divorce papers yet, or at the very least a roundhouse kick […]

Go ahead and shoot

June 6th, 2016

Things have been rather hectic around here lately, try which is why this site’s update schedule has become even more erratic than usual. Planned projects such as the wrap-up to my Terrible ’90s feature and the return of Nobody’s Favorites have been placed on the back-burner because I don’t have the time or presence of […]

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