Monthly Archives: February 2013

Preface to Gaiman, in the style of Samuel Johnson

**Our assignment was either to write a dull essay, or to emulate the style of Samuel Johnson in his dense yet ardent praise of William Shakespeare. Alone among my classmates, I chose the latter.** That admiration in gratuitous excess is … Continue reading

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Fox and Friends

Maybe I’m a cynic, but I just can’t get mad at Fox News anymore. They’re not real news. It’s a terrible pity that a large number of people use them as a news source, but that doesn’t legitimize their inadequacy. … Continue reading

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PantheaCon: Decompression

A good friend once loaned me a pair of boots when I realized the ones I had worn were highly inappropriate for our evening. She brought them out from under the bed with an apology: “They’re all covered in Playa … Continue reading

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