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The payoff was good, too

That was a fun game to watch as a Red Sox fan. There are many, many, many peo­ple out there who are more ded­i­cat­ed Red Sox fans than I am. This sea­son, I did not watch a sin­gle game until the fourth game of the ALCS. And even then I only caught the last few […]

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Deliciously wonderful… if you’re a Red Sox fan

Tonight is Game 7 of the Amer­i­can League Cham­pi­onship Series (ALCS) between the New York Yan­kees and the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox have pulled off what no oth­er team has ever done, com­ing back from a three-games-to-zero deficit to force a sev­enth game to decide the series. They have played hard, lucky, and […]

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So horribly embarrassing

So, yes, I played Dun­geons and Drag­ons. I still would, if I had the time, or the group of friends, or some­thing. I enjoyed the cre­ativ­i­ty, the friend­ship, the fun. I even kind of enjoyed the geek­i­ness of it all. Heck, I even attend­ed the annu­al con­ven­tion held by the com­pa­ny that owns Dun­geons and […]

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This is why people turn to the Daily Show for news

I did not get to see it when it aired, but all the buzz is about Jon Stew­art’s appear­ance on CNN’s Cross­fire show this week­end. He reg­u­lar­ly lam­basts (lam­poons?) them on his show (The Dai­ly Show on Com­e­dy Cen­tral) and was invit­ed on to… what? Shout at them? That’s all the Cross­fire guests seem to […]

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Strange Neighbors

More pol­i­tics. In the lat­est polling data, Illi­nois is going for Ker­ry by 16%. Indi­ana, right next door, is going for Bush by 13%. How does some­thing like that hap­pen? They share a very long bor­der. There’s have to be some cross-pol­li­­na­­tion, no? It can’t all be Chica­go, can it?

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This election is going to kill me

I’m not sure I can take fif­teen more days of this. After the debates, Ker­ry closed the gap in polling. But after the third debate, polls showed Bush ahead by as much as 8%. Then today, anoth­er poll shows them tied at 45%. Plus, there’s a lot of Inter­net chat­ter about how bad polling is […]

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I find myself cautiously optimistic

Yes, after the dabate I found myself sur­prised and a lit­tle hope­ful. And in the last few days since the debate I find myself ter­ri­bly per­plexed by the peo­ple who think Bush won the debate. What does it take to be that biased? What must the rest of your life be like? Any­way. I am […]