Monthly Archives: October 2012

Hell in a Cell: Live Blog

I wouldn’t say I’m about to write a live blog of the WWE’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view reluctantly, but it would also be fair to say that I wouldn’t have done so without the encouragement of my legion handful of fans readers. … Continue reading

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SitCombat: 10/25/12

30 Rock eked out a narrow victory over newcomer The League last week. I introduced The League into the contest to shake things up a bit, and my hope is that the upstart from FX may prove to be a … Continue reading

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All the Wrong Details

The three presidential debates are in the books.  In less than two weeks, we’ll go to the polls to vote to see which of the two competitors in these riveting encounters will be president when the sun sets on January … Continue reading

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SitCombat: 10/18/12

Boy, oh, boy, is MY face red! It turns out that “special” episode of The Office I watched and reviewed last week was actually the 2012 Vice-Presidential Debate. Embarrassing, to say the least. I’ll try to do better this week, … Continue reading

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How Many Cowboy Hats Does It Take to Win An Election?

One of the previous occupants of the house I now own did a shoddy job of passing along her change-of-address information when she vacated the premises.  What’s particularly frustrating about her failure to do so is that she isn’t even … Continue reading

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SitCombat: 10/11/12

30 Rock pulled off the win last week with an episode that was as much about setting the table for its final season as it was delivering laughs (it did both).  The Office had an “off” week after a strong … Continue reading

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The Orchestra

Metaphors are my stock-in-trade. On this particular day, I conceptualize life—or, more specifically, our society—as a symphony orchestra. People have varying degrees of investment and involvement with society, what some might call “success.”  Spouses, children, careers, prestige.  Let’s dub these … Continue reading

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SitCombat is SitComBACK!

The venerable NBC franchises which are the subject of the equally-venerable “SitCombat” conflict will both cease production at the end of this season.  It seems incredibly likely that this (if not “tired,” at least a little “sleepy”) format will likewise … Continue reading

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Sticks and Stones

About once a week, something comes across my virtual desk that riles me to some degree or another.  I usually vow to write about it, only to get too busy with one of my paying gigs ever to deal with … Continue reading

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