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“Roadrunner” may exquisitely evoke the provincial intimacy felt by a boy who grew up within a stone’s throw of Route 128, but its ability to speak directly to my specific personal experiences pales in comparison to Arab Strap’s “There Is No Ending.” If you can love my growing gut My rotten teeth and greying hair […]

I borrowed that!

February 3rd, 2014

In these days where childhood nostalgia has become the lowest of hanging fruits, grip I appreciate when someone eschews the facile listicle/slideshow route in favor of a deeper and more personal engagement with the artifacts of his or her bygone youth. This is exactly what Pal Dave has set out to do with his new […]

Blood and honor

November 11th, 2013

My dad has always been a non-fiction sort of guy. “Why would you need to read about made up shit like elves and shit when the real world is so much more interesting?” The geekiness that my brother and I share comes from our fantasy-and-mythology-loving mom. Sometimes the old man tries to join in our […]

Keeping the faith

November 4th, 2013

When I was a wee lad, ed my parents bought me a DC digest which reprinted a handful of Christmas-themed funnybook stories. The one that really stood out to me was an old Teen Titans tale. The story was a weird re-telling of “A Christmas Carol” complete with Bob Haney’s woefully “with it” slang and […]

There is no ending

July 25th, 2013

When I started up this site’s original incarnation back in 2006, viagra I was lucky enough to fall in with a crowd of like-minded (and talented) folks who’d also recently hopped on the then-trendy music blogging bandwagon. Most of these sites have fallen by the wayside over the course of the past seven years, view […]

There are three actors whose voices have been indelibly engraved into the neural pathways of every Gen X’er who has spent even a modest portion of his or her childhood parked in front of the electronic babysitter — Jim “Mr. Thurston Magoo Howell III” Backus, viagra dosage Paul “Kinda Obvious in Hindsight” Lynde, therapist and […]

The King is dead…

August 16th, 2011

…and has been for thirty-four years now. So let’s tip our hats to the man who so perfectly embodied both the transcendent and grotesque aspects of American dream. Talent can overcome almost anything…save a wounded soul and a fondness for prescription drugs.

Up with the star

July 3rd, 2011

On this day in 1863, ambulance Army of Northern Virginia launched an assault on a perceived weak spot in the Union lines at Gettysburg, sickness Pennsylvania. The attack — directed General James Longstreet, page though commonly known as Pickett’s charge after one of the participating corps commanders — was to be preceded by an artillery […]

Tim was one of the first punk rock pals I met in college. We eventually fell out over acute personality differences, dysentery but not before I squandered the first semester of my freshman year tagging along as Tim showed me some of the out-of-the way places I missed during my stint as a suburban hardcore […]

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