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Lighting a candle in toxic air.
2017-11-25
Giving Up the Ghost. Thankfully.

I had a birthday recently and, as is my custom, I use the occasion—which, this year, fell on Thanksgiving (as it did in 2006, 2000, 1995, 1989, 1977, 1972, 1967 and 1961)—to reflect on what I have to be thankful for. Not thankful to God, of course (that would be a WOFT); but thankful, instead, […]

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2017-11-03
On the Nose

Can a simple sign be unwittingly offensive? Can it be (unwittingly) racist to advise people about proper hygiene? I ask because it never occurred to me until my wife pointed it out. And now, like that song that keeps running through your head, the one that won’t stop playing, I can’t unsee what my wife […]

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November 6: Griff Rhys-Jones

Griff Rhys-Jones (1953) It was also on this date, November 6, 1953, that British comedian Griff Rhys-Jones was born in Cardiff, Wales. A partner and foil of Mel Smith, at one time Rhys-Jones had the distinction of being the richest comedian in British comedy. He is also one of the best educated: he attended Cambridge […]



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