Category: culture

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music: Christmas Midgets

Every year, in my efforts to maintain a Very Swank Holiday®, I’ll often try and track down some of the lesser known Christmas/Holiday albums that have fallen by the wayside. Usually these are much older than my current find, but I am pleased to have discovered Christmas Midgets by The Found Sound Orchestra…

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in DC: Run Run Run!

Running for a train, I can understand completely… but running OFF of a train and potentially knocking down other commuters in the process? S’wrong with you?

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video: um, what’s that number?

It’s inescapable and undeniable, this whole Call Me Maybe song thing. I avoided hearing it for the longest time, and when I finally did, I thought “This is some perfectly crafted pop, right here. Well done.” Little did I know...

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40: the big (?) four-oh…

As I just received what is likely my last birthday gift this past weekend, I suppose I can safely say that birthday time has now ended. Especially as all of my grandparents have passed, so there won’t be any strangely...

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ads: Expedia Find Yours

From Expedia’s “Find Yours” campaign comes this tale of Artie Goldstein traveling across the country to attend his daughter’s wedding. You may want to have a tissue or handkerchief handy: You have to make a decision: are you gonna have...

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music: Elysium

It’s been three years since Pet Shop Boys brought us something new and the forthcoming album “Elysium” is proving to be well worth the wait.

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in DC: It is dark.

Good morning and Happy Hump Day to all! The boy and I are used to leaving the house early enough that we beat the sunrise, and even though we’re used to going to work in the dark, this isn’t exactly what I planned on.

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comics: Oh, Remy…

After hearing about the latest Gambit series from Brian Andersen on Facebook, I decided to check it for myself. Let’s just say, after the Daredevil Annual, the first page of his series is a welcome change, or at least a...