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Andy Kaufman is remembered as a creative comedian who immersed himself in his various personas to the point that the audience often couldn't tell what was entertainment and what was reality. He could lip-sync to the Mighty Mouse theme song, act like a confused immigrant on Taxi, berate the crowds as Tony Clifton, or work those audiences into a frenzied lather as a pro wrestling villain with a commitment that few performers could ever dream of matching. Who was this chameleon? Graphic novelist Box Brown attempts to answer that question with his new book, Is This Guy For Real? The... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? A certain someone on our staff has a birthday coming up soon. BDH has been working on his wish list with Little Buddha. Neither of them will tell me what's on it so far. I'm happy to get almost anything he wants, because he's a rock star who deserves the world. I just hope he's not going to ask for a llama again. Other than that, it's business as usual around here at the moment. The guys just said that the coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Yes, I know, it's Monday. On the other hand, January is almost over, which is nice. It just always seems like the slowest month of the year around here. According to the forecast, we may be returning to some colder weather and occasional snow over the first half of February, but we can handle that, as long as it's not at the levels of 2015. After that, next thing you know, it's March, and then that means gardening season is coming soon! Okay, I'm jumping ahead of myself. We've got headlines to sort... Read more →

As you read this review, the odds are good that you've experienced a significant loss in your life. If it hasn't happened already, it's coming. The death of a loved one is a universal experience, but it's a devastating subject, and we often struggle to discuss it. Everyone processes grief in a different way, and we are often far too uncomfortable to know where/how to start a conversation about it. That can lead to survivors adding isolation to the list of challenges they're facing. Well, Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner are here to help with that problem, with their amazing... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Moving just a little slowly here at the moment. I woke up in the middle of the night two nights ago and somehow managed to tweak my neck in the process, so my left side is tight right now. Man, that's lame. Let's try that again. I pulled a crying baby from a car crash and hurt my neck as a result. Yeah, that's better. In any case, everything else is fine, and we've got coffee! Help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Sunday Clutter. Thousands took to... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Did you get any snow yesterday? I thought we were supposed to get five or six inches, but I don't think anything stayed on the ground. Got no problem with that. I'm pretty sure I had a dream that had something to do with school last night, which would be the third time that's happened in a week. In any case, BDH and Little Buddha say the coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Thursday Clutter. Apparently Michael Wolff was able to get White... Read more →

We must have been good in 2017, because Santa dropped off an unexpected present: Zen Pencils - Creative Struggle: Illustrated Advice From Masters of Creativity, by Gavin Aung Than. The New York Times bestselling author, and creator of the Zen Pencils website, presents this collection of cartoons and stories featuring inspirational figures as a helpful reminder that even some of the most creative people in history have faced obstacles in their journeys. However, they continued to push forward in the name of self-expression and discovery. The stories in the book cover a range of fields. For example, there's Vincent van... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? We're just waiting for today's rain to begin. Sounds like it's going to be pretty heavy later in the day, so drive carefully if you have to be out on the roads. In the meantime, BDH and Little Buddha say that the coffee is ready. Help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Friday Clutter. Donald Trump doesn't have many core beliefs, but one thing which has remained consistent throughout his lifetime is his racism. The man would be most at ease in... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? We're just looking out the window, waiting for the snow bomb to arrive. The flakes have just started falling, and the real fun is supposed to begin in about an hour or so. Hopefully the Clutter Tree is ready. We've got heat, power, food, and...what am I missing...oh yeah, coffee! BDH and Little Buddha just made a fresh pot, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Thursday Clutter before things get too crazy. The feud we've all been waiting for has finally arrived. Donald Trump and Steve... Read more →

We've all heard the stories: Bill Murray was spotted joining a kickball game. Bill Murray crashed a bachelor party, gave a toast, and disappeared. Bill Murray jumped behind a bar and poured people shots for 30 minutes before vanishing into the night. There have been so many of these tales over the last four decades, one starts to wonder if they're more urban legend than fact. However, they're true, and they're well-documented in the book, The Tao of Bill Murray: Real-Life Stories of Joy, Enlightenment, and Party Crashing, by Gavin Edwards. Edwards, a Rolling Stone editor, chronicled these amusing stories... Read more →