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Hi, I’m Doug, and I Ate the Swamp Thing for Lunch

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The levels of self-consciousness progress from the feet up. For example, least embarrassing is to wear mismatched socks. Chances are no one will notice. An unzipped fly is worse, but you can get away with it if you’re dealing with people who are fairly unobservant, […]

RIP White Chocolate

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I’m still in shock that Philip Seymour Hoffman died.  He was a colossally talented chameleon of an actor, probably among the two or three best actors working today. I took a quick look at his IMDB page and just shook my head; he was great […]

Killer Tofu

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This may be my favorite name ever for a rock band: We saw this billboard at the National Theater in Richmond. I have so many questions: Did a band member become acutely ill from eating botulism-tainted tofu?  Or is that “killer” as in “awesome”? And […]

Persian Cucumbers, My New Passion

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A recent conversation at Trader Joe’s: Cashier: “Did you find everything you were looking for?” Me: “Almost. Looks like you’re out of Persian cucumbers.” Cashier: “Those are so popular! People love them!” Seems I’m not the only one who’s been bitten by the Persian cucumber […]

Is It Ever Okay to Wear a Bluetooth Headset in a Restaurant?

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I don’t know how to put this, but I’m kind of a big deal. – Ron Burgundy When a person wears a Bluetooth headset during dinner at a nice restaurant, he/she is announcing to the the world that either A) I’m very, very important, or […]