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Beer Snob. Music Snob. Movie Snob. Book Snob. Self-righteous Bleeding Heart Liberal. What's not to love?
Interests: music, running, bruce springsteen, the clash, uncle tupelo, wilco, short stories, microbrews, movies, books, politics, baseball, r.e.m., raising arizona, fantasy football, beer, novels, the natural, lucinda williams, big star, steve earle, empire falls, the replacements, craft beer, world party, matthew sweet, o brother where art thou?, nobody's fool, defending your life, married to the mob, tin men, grosse pointe blank, gillian welsh, the blasters, the hills at home, crooked river burning, the best american short stories, the risk pool, warren zevon
Recent Activity
I'm still reading Joe Pernice's "It Feels So Good When I Stop" and I'm using an expired Turkey Hill Iced Tea coupon as a bookmark! After hearing a reading/q&a she did for the Philly Free Library, I'm thinking about getting Rosanne Cash's memoir.
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2010 on In My Book at verbatim
Okay, after reading this ( I think it was different, but perhaps not different in the way we discussed. Now I have to rewatch the movie AND reread the book! Anyway, have you read "That Old Cape Magic" yet? More like a novella, and the perfect quick summer read.
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2010 on Another Winner for Russo at verbatim
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2010 on Another Winner for Russo at verbatim
Now I'm starting to doubt myself. I'm not so sure the ending is different! This script says my memories going: I'm going to have to get this one from Netfix, quick.
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2010 on Another Winner for Russo at verbatim
In respect to your 2010 review of a 2009 movie, I'll wait until 2013 to watch 2012. That way I can still bank on them being right and there not being a 2013.
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You know what blood looks like in a black and white video? Shadows, SHADOWS! God, I love that song.
Toggle Commented Jan 30, 2010 on Friday iPod Random Ten at verbatim
Charity Navigator has a good list of trusted charities working in Haiti (via Consumer Reports): We went with Doctors w/o Borders.
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2010 on Love Thy Neighbor at verbatim
And those inconsistencies aren't driving you crazy? Via wiki (of course), the original scanned sheet music by Stephen Foster has it with one exclamation mark, no "h" at the end: Good on you, Michelle Shocked!
Toggle Commented Dec 25, 2009 on Friday iPod Random Ten at verbatim
And what exactly IS your opinion of the Oxford comma?
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2009 on Saturday Stuff at verbatim
Shit, now I feel the need to leave a comment saying that I totally sympathize with your no longer having the time/energy to leave comments on blogs anymore but, at the same time, by leaving a comment I would be admitting that do have the time to leave comments on blogs and that would probably make you feel worse but if I don't leave a comment you'll have no way of knowing that I totally understand the whole too busy (ha!) / too tired thing, and really, isn't gaining my understanding the entire reason that you started blogging in the first place? Also, I am totally imaginary. As are most of the residents of the mystically enchanting state you "real people" refer to as "New Jersey."
Toggle Commented Nov 23, 2009 on Not that you necessarily care at TwoBusy
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$50 (First pair) - $25 (one lost shoe) + $20 (new pair) = $45! Check my math, but I think you actually made $5 off of this!
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2009 on Lost ... and Not Found at verbatim
I'm more than half-way through the new Russo, and I'm liking it. A bit of a Richard Ford feel to it, which is great since he's one of my favorites too. I'd trade in the first Harry Potter book. My son begged me to read it. Eh. It didn't make me want to read any more of them, that's for sure.
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2009 on Cash for Clunkers at verbatim
I could fill in a blank map 100%, but I'd only get about 75% of the capitals right. I'd probably get 75% of world capitals, too. Or at least world capitals circa 1990, when I took Political Geography.
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2009 on A Capital Idea at verbatim
Whoops, sorry for the "schilling" typo. That should, of course be "shilling." A bit of an Shallow Center throwback there!
Well said. And what were we to do with that reprint from 1829? It's not like it was readable. I assume most people did what I did with it - look at it for a second, go "huh, looka that," and then throw it right in the recycle bin. The Inqy website has a defense of the paper by Ed Rendell. Really? Fast Eddie? I know he's the Gov and all, but he also has a slimy reputation for schilling at the drop of a hat. This is a guy who served as a character witness for his archenemy Vince Fumo, no doubt because he owed Vince one. This whole look back has the feel of what a newspaper puts out in its last week of publication, which is appropriate at least for me since I canceled my subscription this week.