Monthly Archives: August 2012

Household Mysteries (8/31/12)

This has happened to all of you at least once, I’ll bet. You pick up a small object, say a pencil, or a child’s toy, or something for your lunch later, intending to put it away for safekeeping. But you … Continue reading

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Was the Porcupine OK? (8/27/12)

Earlier today I came across this picture on a well-known social networking site (I do not own this picture at all, btw): The unfortunate puppy depicted evidently got into a throw down with a porcupine. While I sympathize with the … Continue reading

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Lance Blinks (8/24/12)

When I got home last night and turned on the computer, I found out that the world had changed. Lance Armstrong was giving up his fight against the USADA, who returned the favor by stripping Armstrong of all his cycling … Continue reading

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Number One Stein (8/20/12)

Forty years ago, a Small Town in the American Midwest decided to remake its image. Until that time, its chief claim to fame was a minor Revolutionary War figure named Colonel Robert Carson. Carson himself was famous mainly for two … Continue reading

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Five Olympic Stories (8/15/12)

(1) Nadia Comaneci scored a perfect 10 on the uneven bars in Montreal. I was eleven. She was only a few years older than me, and was also from a Communist country. If she could win gold, and not only … Continue reading

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Rhapsody in Nittany Blue (8/11/12)

Sometimes I feel the urge to put together a written summary of my philosophies on life, why things are the way they are and how they might possibly be better. I resist the urge because I’ve claimed to be a … Continue reading

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Art Department (8/8/12)

I haven’t posted a video in a while, so here’s one. I made this for a film festival at a smaller university I was attending and working at in 2007. ART DEPARTMENT

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Sid and Marty (8/4/12)

On this Saturday morning, I’m thinking about Sid and Marty Krofft. They made most of the Saturday morning TV that I loved as a kid. Even then, I knew it was cheesy. Even then, I knew that the average episode … Continue reading

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