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February 2018

Hearing that an actor wrote a collection of short stories may not interest some people. The immediate reaction might be something along the lines of, "That sounds like a vanity project. Just because someone is good at following a script doesn't mean that they'll be good at writing. Why should I spend my time on that?" Seems reasonable. The only catch here is that it turns out that Tom Hanks is an entertaining writer, and his new book, Uncommon Type: Some Stories, is a collection of imaginative and engaging short stories. The stories are all linked by the appearance of... Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? BDH and Little Buddha were just raving about how great it is that the sunrise is coming earlier these days. It's nice not to be wandering around in the dark first thing in the morning. Add in the fact that Daylight Savings Time is now less than two weeks away, and they're both in a great mood. Of course, they're always in a great mood. That's one of the many things that make them so awesome. Something else that makes them awesome? They love making coffee. They say it's ready, so help yourself... Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? I haven't completely shaken this back issue. It's much better than it was last week, but it's like a knot of pain that roams around looking for a spot to make me uncomfortable. BDH and Little Buddha are going to help me with my stretching after we're done here, but first, let's check out the headlines. The guys made a fresh pot of coffee, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Monday Clutter. It looks like J.D. Martinez will officially join... Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in. How are you? Things are fine here at the moment. BDH and Little Buddha are a bit confused by the snow that's falling down right now. They thought they'd be wearing their shorts every day after the recent stretch of warm weather. Not just yet guys, but spring is getting closer. I told them that Daylight Savings Time starts two weeks from today, so now they're looking forward to that extra hour of sunlight. Aren't we all? What we're also all looking forward to is coffee. The guys made a fresh pot, so... Read more →

 

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What's the Point?

I had a bad dream a few nights ago. The details are fuzzy now. I was at my mom's house. Mom was upstairs and struggling. Dad was downstairs, sitting on the couch. I don't remember there being a lot of conversation, except that I kept saying, "What's the point?" Over and over again. "What's the point?" I think I woke myself up that morning by saying, "What's the point?" out loud. That's not really how you want to start the day. My soul hurt before I even put on my glasses. Like I said, it's all a little unclear, but... Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back! We were just talking about what time you might get here, and here you are! It's funny, February is only 2-3 days shorter than the other months, but it seems to be flying by again. Much of that may just be the excitement of getting out of January, but the fact that there's more sunlight every day also helps. You know what also helps? That's right, coffee. The guys just said it's ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Friday Clutter. Robert Mueller added 32 more counts of fraud... Read more →

 

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The odds are good that Marc Maron has hung out with many more famous people in his garage than you have in yours. Maron, a stand-up comedian, actor, and author, is also the host of the WTF with Marc Maron podcast, where he interviews folks like former President Barack Obama, Will Farrell, Bruce Springsteen, Amy Schumer, Conan O'Brien, Louis C.K., and Robin Williams, just to name a few. Maron has been hosting WTF since 2009, and he's put together a collection of stories from the show in his new book, Waiting for the Punch: Words to Live by From the... Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? We had a bit of an issue here yesterday. I was minding my own business and watering the plants after you all left. Everything was fine, until my lower back tightened up for no reason whatsoever. That was annoying, but one car ride later, and I...was crippled. I missed most of the gorgeous weather, because I had a hard time getting off the bed after lying down for a bit. On the other hand, this year's Red Sox regular season and spring training tickets all arrived, so we'll still call it a good... Read more →

 

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Time seems to be moving at a snail's pace while we wait for the next Doctor Who series to begin in October. However, the BBC has given us a sneak peak at what's to come, with the reveal of the new Doctor Who logo! It's a bold break from the past, although the new color scheme feels like the Doctor will still be bringing both the calm and the fury when needed. The dash through the letters is intriguing. Of course, we have the sun rising to signify the start of a new day. This simple and reserved layout gives... Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Wednesday to you all! They say it's going to reach about 70 degrees today. That's insane. I'll have to dig out some shorts for BDH and Little Buddha. It's great to get this sneak peak of bits of the garden for the last couple of days. I just hope this weather isn't going to mess up the plants this year. (Insert "Debbie Downer" music here.) In any case, there are headlines to sort through and plenty of coffee to consume. The guys made a fresh pot, so help yourself to a nice medium... Read more →

 

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