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Halloween and Christmas decorations for sale in September

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Dude… just… dude, come on.  Yesterday was the first day of fall. Give me a break with the Halloween and Christmas decorations.  Oh, and if you look carefully, you’ll see a Thanksgiving decoration on the top shelf. This is an assault on sanity. Where’s that lady when you need her?

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The Ice Bucket Challenge that never was

I had every intention of doing an Ice Bucket Challenge video, but at the time, I was in neck deep in making a movie… and I still am. But, I did write a script, I started putting together a shot list and story boards… time just didn’t allow for me to execute. So, here’s my Ice Bucket Challenge, in written form. Read the rest of this entry

Sunday Cat Blog 9/14/14

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Now the cats are taking over the dog beds, too. No fear, yo

Sears Wish Book featuring Farrah Fawcett bean bag chair

I know, it’s only September and I shouldn’t be doing Christmas posts yet, but screw you, you picky prick! I found the most amazing page of a Sears Wish Book that ever existed and the fact that Farrah Fawcett is included in this situation is only half the reason this is great.

OK, probably more than half… Read the rest of this entry

Fun with Google Autocomplete (part 2)

Last time on Fun with Google Autocomplete, we learned that Americans were bad at history and distinguishing between fantasy and reality. This time, we see that Google is doing a great job of anticipating our concerns about the NFL and their most notorious players. Read the rest of this entry

The Knee Defender invites you to make a bad situation worse

I can’t think of another product that’s as likely to incite violence as the Knee Defender. Ripped right from the most primal and self serving areas of the human brain, the Knee Defender exists only to antagonize your fellow air traveler. Read the rest of this entry

Does @KaiRyssdal hate everything?

I’m a fan of National Public Radio, which means I listen to WNYC here in the greater New York City area. On the way home from work, I usually get a dose of Marketplace. Kai Ryssdal is the man who explains the world’s money to me in a way that my feeble brain can understand, and I love him for that… but I am a little concerned about some of his recent reports. Read the rest of this entry

Every time I log in to Facebook, I think of Demetri Martin

Every time I log in to Facebook, most of the posts make me think of that graph Demetri Martin showed on his now defunct Comedy Central show.

Anyway, wasn’t Important Things with Demetri Martin an awesome show? No idea why it didn’t get picked up for a third season… Well, it probably didn’t make money. What other reason could there be? That show was awesome!

North Jersey Media is going to the clowns

Yesterday, an old post of ours was doing an unusual amount of traffic. That post happened to be Six Flags Great Adventure Skyway cable car photos and the only reason I could think of was that perhaps they were in the news for some reason, so I checked both NJ.com and NorthJersey.com. Neither site answered my question, but both sites underwhelmed me with their headlines – especially NorthJersey.com. Send in the clowns… Read the rest of this entry

My 5 Tips for Losing Weight (that may or may not work for you!)

Now that I’ve lost somewhere between 10 and 15 pounds, I’m coming down from the mountain top to share with you (yes, you!) the secrets of my success. Will they work for you? I have no idea. Are these the reasons I’m losing weight? Again, no clue. But here’s what I’m doing. Read the rest of this entry

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