You Think You’re So Smart: Greetings from America’s Second-Dumbest City

You Think You’re So Smart:  Greetings from America’s Second-Dumbest City

31

Jan

2011

The other day, which by my reckoning could have been anywhere between last Thursday and Thanksgiving of 2004, I was talking with a good friend about the Daily Beast’s annual ranking of the smartest cities in America.  Although my stomping grounds of San Antonio ranked 54th out of 55, that didn’t offend me; I didn’t n ...
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PetardCast, Episode #10

PetardCast, Episode #10

30

Jan

2011

The PetardCast makes its triumphant return as I finally sort of get the hang of sound levels.  I am joined by special guest Claire Zulkey, a multi-talented dame from my beloved Chicago, who engages in obscure sketch comedy with me and explains how Ryan Seacrest is gay even if he isn't gay.  You'll also enjoy a Patrick-Swa ...
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B List: How to Hate Music in Five Steps Or Less, First Lesson

B List:  How to Hate Music in Five Steps Or Less, First Lesson

30

Jan

2011

1.  A popular band makes it a point while on tour to stick with performing material familiar to their fans, reckoning that this is what they most want to hear.  Detractors cite this as a reason the band is unadventurous, predictable, and dull.2.  One night, the bandleader, deciding to mix it up a little -- and, perhaps, ...
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Hello The Internet I Love You: Helpful Netflix User Reviews, #001

Hello The Internet I Love You:  Helpful Netflix User Reviews, #001

29

Jan

2011

From "Peter9827"'s review of Blues Brothers 2000:Alright Here is my review of Blues Brothers 2000 the sequel to the 1980 Classic the Blues Brothers Which was one of my favorites this also one of my favorites too.But Before I begin this review this movie has nothing to do with the 1st one but this is still a good movie Let m ...
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Where Comedy Goes To Die: A Brief History of American Wars

Where Comedy Goes To Die:  A Brief History of American Wars

29

Jan

2011

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WARDates: 1775-1783Primary Opponent: Great BritainPrimary Cause: Desire to overthrow the burden of colonialist oppression in the form of elevated tea pricesDeaths: 15,590 combat/51,080 totalWho was to blam ...
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