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Cure for the Summertime Blues

Who says there’s no cure for the Summertime Blues? I mean besides Eddie Cochran… And, okay, fine, Brian Setzer. Besides those guys — no one. Because there are plenty of cures for the summertime blues. Among my favorite is the Dictionary Read on.

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I have the need — the need for mead! Not.

As a media gadfly, I’m on every kind of PR list imaginable. Whereas I once resented receiving publicity spam, particularly if it was off my beat but now, given the absurdity of our culture, everything seems off-beat. I welcome it. … Read on.

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Is Ikea Making a Rocky Horror Picture Show Furniture Set?

The Internet recently lit up like the string of Christmas lights festooning Will Byers’ living room thanks to the Swedish furniture-for-the-people store Ikea. Apparently, the living room sets of the iconic Stranger Things, The Simpsons, and Friends living … Read on.

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Word Watch: Paleography

Yep, it sounds like dinosaurs or a diet fad but it’s my new word this week: Paleography.

n. The study and scholarly interpretation of earlier, especially ancient, writing and forms of writing. (Thanks, Wordnik!)

I first encountered it here:… Read on.

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Happy Easter: How to Kill a Chocolate Bunny and Other Sunday Fun

Of the many chocolate bunny torture-porn videos available on YouTube (and be assured, there are many), by far the most aesthetically realized is How to Kill a Chocolate Bunny. With no fewer than three Leporidae-cacao executions (each achieved with … Read on.