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Christopher Hitchens: A Confession

December 17th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Potpourri

This started out as a comment on Joel’s quite respectful comic about the death of Christopher Hitchens. In case you weren’t aware, Christopher Hitchens has been a pseudo-idol of mine for the entirety of the Current Farris Era (a little over a decade, I would guess). I was in a rather foul mood yesterday, due […]

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Lay your weary head to rest

July 25th, 2010 · 49 Comments · Potpourri, Video

On July 24, 2010, three mostly-unrelated things occurred: 1) I borrowed a friend’s video camera to capture some footage from our band’s recent tour to California. 2) Our orange boy cat, Mandy, who’d had a year-long fight with chronic renal failure, was having a good enough day that we decided to give him his final […]

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A Transcript Of A Future That Already Happened

April 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Stories

When your mortal coil is sufficiently shuffled and you stand in judgment by that force that once drove you to choose, right or wrong, how you treat the other entities in your custodial care, this is the recording you will review to decide for yourself whether you reach the final destination you desire. You will […]

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I Always Have Something In My Eye

August 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Potpourri

What did the Goldsteins say when their homework crossed the street? Our dog ate it. Yesterday was not fun. When the worst was over I poured two glasses of wine, and we toasted both of our sweet little rats, as Grace likes to call them. B had to remind me to clink the glasses, which […]

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My Uncle Walter, I Don’t Know

July 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Potpourri

One week ago, Walter Cronkite died. I only heard the news yesterday. He was never much of an icon to me personally, but I know he’s important and was good at his job. His industry has always confused a lot of people, and has steadily lost ground in terms of the number of assholes and […]

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