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Clashing

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I’ve always blamed Shakespeare. Not for everything, of course. (My grip on reality may be somewhat tenuous at times but it’s not that bad.) No, I blame him for some things. For example, in 1973 he made me sit through an excruciatingly forgettable (but not forgettable, if you know what I mean) performance of Twelfth Night. And it’s his fault there are annoying birds that harass me when I mow the lawn (as if mowing […]

Soaping

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I didn’t shave today. Despite being touted (well, sort of) by one of the largest newspapers in the country as an authority (or at least an enthusiast) on scraping the hairs from one’s face, most days I don’t. It’s not that I think that looking like a hobo is particularly becoming, it’s just that I’m fundamentally a lazy person. And besides — I really don’t feel particularly comfortable applying sharpened steel to my throat while […]

Eyeing

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Men and women are not the same. You may have noticed this — a lot of people have. Heck, noticing it and commenting on it has maintained the career of many a comic.  Many of these comics use or embrace or exploit stereotypes — and there are a lot of stereotypes to use. If done well — if the joke or story or vignette or whatever is well-told — it might be entertaining or funny […]

Shaving

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I am not a poster child for, um, “looking one’s best.” For one thing, I’m not a child despite a distressing tendency to act like one more than is strictly appropriate. Call it a character flaw. Better start a list. Leave plenty of room. For another, well, I am kind of a slob. Today, for example, I threw on an old-enough-to-be-comfortable pair of shorts, a camouflage-pattern T-shirt with a Batman logo on it, white cotton […]