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Archive for January, 2012

Partying sorority girls do something clever that a lot of us should emulate, is an actual sentence that I just typed. It’s true, though: when they go fratting they’ll bring a cheap digital camera,1 and make a point of taking periodic snapshots in order to memorialize the carefree fun of being young, blackout drunk, and […]

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Headliners Go Home

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Want to see a show by a successful national headliner who used to be a struggling local comic? Check the local comedy show calendars during the winter holidays. The comics who originally hailed from somewhere nearby may have moved on to LA, New York, or “the road” — but they still have family in the […]

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Here, kitty kitty

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Professional tiger feeder. “Is this the worst job in the world — or the best?” asks The Atlantic, which I like to read because I am better than you: Talk about a tough crowd (click for bigger pic) On the one hand, look at all those hungry, beautiful tigers. And on the other hand, look […]

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