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Bin On A Bad Day

July 2, 2010

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Bin On A Bad Day Bin Redman, chief elevator inspections supervisor for [agency name withheld], hasn’t had a good day. Four or five conversations lasting more than thirty seconds are the only ones I’ve had with him in the three years we’ve worked in the same building; same department, same division. A good layperson phrase […]

Man As Fruit

June 8, 2010

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Anthropomorphic fruits, from their use in advertising to promote good nutrition to their use in fiction to promote good nutrition and Jesus(A), and The California Raisins, apparently had an impact on me. Regrettably as readers will imagine it wasn’t the impact that I was designed to absorb because my fruit and vegetable intake is sub-par. […]

Two Koreas

May 26, 2010

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In a status update the other day I announced my perplexity on why in the twenty-first century the civilized world continuously allows itself to be bullied by madmen such as North Korea’s tyrant Kim Jong-Il. Of course it was only a false perplexity, a phony curiosity donned as a loaded question in hope that the […]

The Rat Fiends

May 6, 2010

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“Of the animals that move about on the ground, these are unclean for you: the weasel, the rat, any kind of great lizard” ~ Leviticus 11:29 For the past month or so the C.K.R. household has been under the constant threat, surveillance, and invasion of several unwanted visitors. The descendants of the perpetrators of the […]

Addendum To “Gen Y’s Curious Cultural Paranoia” (Part II)

January 3, 2010

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Re: Original Article PART II: Coffee With Ivy “…because I sure as shit don’t,” I finish telling Ivy. It’s Wednesday, two days before the new year, and I’m having a chai with my friend Ivy, catching up while she’s still in town for the holidays. This place, Black Dog Cafe, it’s got really good coffee, […]

Addendum to “Gen Y’s Curious Cultural Paranoia” (Part I)

January 2, 2010

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Re: Original Article PART I: Girls I Don’t Know.   This morning I received an e-mail from a girl I don’t know in response to my post from a couple days ago on a paranoia complex other Gen Y sources often neglect to point out. All it said was: “Reading your blog on Gen Y, […]

Gen Y’s Curious Paranoia Complex

December 29, 2009

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“Did you hear what happened?” Dad tells me excitedly the other night.  “They caught some Nigerian-” I cut in: “-scammer alleging to be royalty? That’s not news.” “No,” he says, “he tried to blow up a plane.” We all heard about the Christmas miracle that occurred when a prospective human barbecue onboard Northwest Airlines flight 253 was […]