Month: October 2013

Finally, Merrily

I’ve listened to songs from Merrily We Roll Along quite a bit. And, like a lot of Sondheim, I love it to pieces. But since no one ever seems to do it (because, as they always point out, it’s never before been much of a commercial success), I’ve only ever had a Wikipedia-style notion about …

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Beef Up Your Avengers

Gail Simone’s question of the day reminded me that I’ve been fairly cranky of late. And, honestly, since the snark is all intended toward the betterment of … betterness and suchlike, it’s probably time I gushed about something other than a series that’s been cancelled for over a decade. Just in time, I finally succumbed …

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Never Lock Your Doors

My father is a retired police officer. Which, let’s start out, doesn’t qualify me as any kind of expert on law enforcement. We’re not playing that game. However, it does mean that I heard more than once the following ideology (paraphrased, because it took a lot of forms, and I can’t promise the veracity of …

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McMath

There are a lot of points worth discussing in the ongoing debate about the minimum wage, especially as it relates to the nation’s fast food workers. But when faced with questions about wage policies, what’s the response of the company’s president?: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpePh4Cal58] “I’ve been here 40 years.” Let’s give the man the benefit of …

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